Mediation is a process in which two or more parties involved in a disagreement work with an impartial third party, the mediator, to generate their own solutions to solve the dispute. Unlike a judge or an arbitrator whose decisions subject one party to win and the other party to lose, mediation is about finding a solution that works for both parties.
Court-Ordered or Voluntary
- Court-Ordered: A judge has ordered the parties of a case to attend mediation and make a sincere effort to resolve the case
- Voluntary: Parties decide they want to attend mediation voluntarily to resolve issues more quickly
How Can Mediation Benefit Me?
• Mediation can make the process quicker, less expensive and non-adversarial
• Mediation gives the power to the parties, instead of the court
• Professional mediators have the experience and the training which will allow the parties to work through their issues towards a satisfactory resolution
• Mediation can make the outcome of the dispute more amicable
• Mediation can be used in numerous types of cases:
Family • Neighborhood • Probate • Debt, Business/Consumer •
Labor • Real Estate • Elderly • Medical • Public Policy • Multicultural • International
How Do I Find a Professional Mediator?
Finding a Professional Mediator who has training and experience can be challenging – theMAC makes that process easy.
• Go to www.coloradomediation.org
• Click on Find-A-Mediator
• Check the box(es) beside the specialty pertaining to the dispute
• Click on the Search button
A list of professional mediators will appear in random order. Contact the one that best suits your needs
How Do I Know a Mediator is Qualified?
All of theMAC Professional Mediators have been carefully screened and meet our professional standards.
• They must have completed a 40 hour training program
• They must have participated as a mediator (co-mediator and solo mediator) with numerous types of case experience
• They must have obtained supplemental education, training and experience
• They must complete continuing education, training, and experience every year
• They must abide by theMAC‘s Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy and Procedures