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What is mediation?
Mediation is one way for people to settle disputes. If you are involved in a lawsuit at Metropolitan Court, you may be able to resolve it by...
What can mediation do for me?
Mediation can help you resolve the problem that has brought you to court. The best resolution to any problem is usually one worked out by the...
Who will attend the mediation?
Mediation works best when the parties involved in the dispute are the ones to attend the mediation. Persons attending the mediation should have...
Who will be the mediator(s)?
We have a pool of approximately 80-100 professionally trained mediators who offer their services on a pro bono (free of charge) basis. They do not...
How does my case get to mediation?
After the defendant in a civil case files an "Answer," the Mediation Division reviews the case to see if it meets certain requirements. If the case...
Do I have to be willing to compromise?
No. Sometimes agreements will include compromises, but not always. Even if people don't reach an agreement through mediation, at least they've had...
What should I bring to the mediation?
Bring any documents like statements, invoices, photographs, etc. that are related to, or support your claim.
How can I prepare myself for the mediation?
Think about what you want to discuss and what's important to you. Think about the following questions: What is the best result I can hope for? What...
What will happen at the mediation?
The Mediators and the parties will sit around a table in one of the Metropolitan Court’s Mediation Conference Rooms. You and the other party will...
How long do mediations take?
Mediation can last anywhere between 30 minutes and two hours.
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