Wednesday’s Word: Mediation

By Dylan Donley, Spring 2014 Graduate Research Assistant

Mediation is an informal, voluntary process in which a neutral (i.e., the mediator) chosen by both parties facilitates negotiations between the disputing parties. Unlike arbitration, mediation is not considered binding. If the parties agree to mediate, they will not give up any right to arbitrate or litigate if they are unable to agree and come to a satisfactory conclusion.

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