Tag: arbritration

  • Differences Between  Mediation & Arbitration

    Differences Between Mediation & Arbitration

    Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as commercial mediation and arbitration have become increasingly popular in recent years. While these two approaches share similarities, they also have significant differences, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this blog post, we will explore the differences between commercial mediation and arbitration. Mediation Commercial mediation…

  • What’s wrong with the other side’s case?

    What’s wrong with the other side’s case? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are a collection of tasks each participant needs to complete…

  • What is the Comprehensive Mediation Agreement?

    In order to ensure all parties understand the status and implications involved, a comprehensive Mediation Agreement dealing with issues such as confidentiality, admissibility and privilege in relation to documentation and information exchanged must be agreed in advance. The Mediation Agreement will also deal with the costs of the mediation including the mediator’s fees and will…

  • If I, as mediator, give my opinion in a dispute, doesn’t that mean I am biased?

      If I, as mediator, give my opinion in a dispute, doesn’t that mean I am biased? Absolutely not!  I as mediator form opinions on many issues for many reasons. One of the primary things I do as mediator is to help you to evaluate the pros and cons of your position in a dispute…

  • What am I getting for my money when I hire a mediator?

    What am I actually getting for my money when I hire a mediator? When you hire me as your mediator, you are buying the opportunity, through a neutral third party, to evaluate with someone who is an objective “sounding board,” your real needs (personal, economic, spiritual, etc.) and to evaluate which dispute resolution process will…

  • About FINRA Arbitrators

    FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry. FINRA is not part of the government. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly…

  • FAQ: Are Retired Judges Better Mediators?

    FAQ: Are Retired Judges Better Mediators? It is assumed that a retired judge makes a better mediator than someone that has not been a judge.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Rendering judgment requires an entirely different skill set than helping the parties resolve their case through mediation.  The day to day activities of…

  • What am I getting for my money when I hire a mediator?

    What am I actually getting for my money when I hire a mediator? When you hire me as your mediator, you are buying the opportunity, through a neutral third party, to evaluate with someone who is an objective “sounding board,” your real needs (personal, economic, spiritual, etc.) and to evaluate which dispute resolution process will…

  • If I, as mediator, give my opinion in a dispute, doesn’t that mean I am biased?

      If I, as mediator, give my opinion in a dispute, doesn’t that mean I am biased? Absolutely not!  I as mediator form opinions on many issues for many reasons. One of the primary things I do as mediator is to help you to evaluate the pros and cons of your position in a dispute…

  • FAQ: When Does Mediation Really Start?

    When does mediation start? People tend to believe that mediation begins when all concerned parties meet in the mediation room and take their places at the mediation table.  Mediation begins when disputing parties agree to participate in a private mediation or when a Judge suggests that they attempt mediation. Pre-mediation This pre-mediation phase is frequently…