– initiating mediation process
To initiate the mediation process or for more information, please complete the inquiry form.
forms + retainer
Each party shall be required to sign and submit a Confidentiality Agreement and an Agreement to Mediate. These forms shall be submitted with the deposit to secure a mediation date.
– preparing for mediation
Proper preparation is critical for an effective and constructive mediation. Each party (through counsel) is required to submit a completed Confidential In-take Form seven (7) business days prior to the mediation. Each party should also submit a mediation statement seven (7) business days prior to the mediation. The mediation statement should include a detailed description of the facts and legal claims, the procedural history of the case, any prior settlement negotiations, and an analysis of the respective strengths and weaknesses of each party’s position. Completed forms and statements should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
– mediation day
Mediation requires the participation of all necessary parties and decision-makers. Mediation can take place in-person or by Zoom.
Unless circumstances dictate otherwise, mediations generally begin in joint session and then the parties and their counsel break into separate rooms with Lisa spending time with each side in private caucus, engaging in a shuttle diplomacy between the rooms and parties. Depending upon the circumstances and the parties, the parties may be re-joined in joint session if deemed constructive and necessary.
If mediation is to be conducted by Zoom, an instruction guide will be provided to the parties to ensure a smooth and confidential mediation.