Dispute Resolution is built on the foundations of peaceful methods of resolving conflict. The term is generally used to refer to out-of-court settlements of disputes. The process may include mediation, where a mediator works with two or more parties to resolve their conflict amicably and privately, or facilitation, where a facilitator works with multiple parties to promote a dialogue for resolution of conflict. The term also includes the process of arbitration; an arbitrator is tasked with rendering a private award/decision to the parties after careful consideration of all sides.
In comparison to the adversarial system of justice, out-of-court dispute resolution provides a stronger medium through which to preserve relationships between the conflicting parties, is usually more cost effective, and tends to be faster in achieving lasting results. Dispute resolution is also flexible in terms of procedure and practice, gives decision-making power to the parties in conflict, and is confidential in nature.
I am happy to answer any questions that you may have about the different dispute resolution processes. My goal is to be a resource in resolving your conflict while upholding what you value most.
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