Lynne Conkling 916-539-9502


"Traditional litigation is a mistake that must be corrected... For some disputes trials will be the only means, but for many claims, trials by adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood. Our system is too costly, too painful, too destructive, too inefficient for really civilized people."
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, (Ret.) U.S. Supreme Court.

What is mediation ?
Mediation consists of a meeting where a neutral third-party (the mediator) acts as a facilitator to assist two or more parties in resolving a dispute. It is a non-adversarial approach and allows the parties to create their own solutions.

Why mediate a dispute ?
Win/Win. In court, there are winners and losers. In mediation, both parties are encouraged to compromise and create a win/win solution; rather than a win/lose solution. Relationships can be preserved, and novel solutions may be suggested.

$$. Mediation is less expensive because it takes much less time than litigation, attorneys are not required, and mediation does not require following the standard legal processes.

Confidential. Unlike court cases which are usually public knowledge, mediation is a confidential process.