Mediation Blog

An Example of How Mediation Works
Published on September 15, 2012

First, no mediation is identical to another: participants vary in their interests and/or level of sophistication, and counsel may or may not be present—the variables are endless. With the foregoing caveat in mind, I offer the following example of a voluntary mediation in which I served as the mediator. No…

Mediation Styles
Published on August 12, 2012

Before you decide on a mediator you should make sure to ask him or her to describe his or her mediation style. There are three types of mediation styles: evaluative, facilitative, and transformational. You should consider which of them would best further your goals. Some mediators choose a style and…

Why Mediate?
Published on July 15, 2012

Wilenchik & Bartness is expanding its mediation practice with shareholder Becky Bartness leading the charge. So why choose mediation? What exactly is it? Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) that has grown in use and popularity over the last decade. It is a voluntary process in which…