The “how” behind what we do refers to our methodology and approach in conducting mediation sessions.
Mediation sessions are conducted behind closed doors and in a confidential setting after parties have signed an agreement to mediate. Throughout the session, there will be opportunities for private sessions with the mediator before the parties rejoin the main discussion.
We do not encourage mediation sessions to go beyond one day and such events are rare. When the parties agree to a settlement, they will sign a settlement agreement and this can be submitted to the court for a consent judgment if the matter is already pending in trial.
We welcome the presence of counsel representing the parties but the mediator may prefer to hear from the parties directly during the mediation process.
Although most mediations at the Centre are conducted in English, parties are welcome to designate the use of a language they are most comfortable with during the session and an interpreter or a mediator fluent in that language can be provided.
All mediation sessions can be held at our centre but the parties may also designate another neutral location if preferred.