An advocate can make all the difference. “School districts are armed with professionals and so should you. Never attend an IEP meeting or disciplinary hearing without an advocate or legal representative on your side. “ Dr. Pierre.
Why mediate? Mediation is a non-binding approach to resolving disputes between two or more parties. The dispute may either be pending in a court or potentially a dispute which may be filed in court. Cases suitable for mediation are disputes in commercial transactions, personal injury, construction, workers compensation, labor or community relations, divorce, domestic relations, employment or any other matters which do not involve complex procedural or evidentiary issues. Attendance at the mediation conference is voluntary by the parties, except where governed by statute or contract clause.
When entered into in the spirit of cooperation, mediation allow the disputing parties to resolve their issues without spectators or a formal court proceeding. The Settlement Agreement is the only record of the proceedings. The Agreement to Mediate which is signed by the parties prior to the conference will often remind the parties of the confidentiality of the session and that the mediator is not available as a voluntary witness in a trial of the matter. Contact us regarding our mediation services today.