- Mediation helps parties settle disputes with the help of an impartial third party.
- There are many types of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, case evaluation and conciliation.
- Our mediators and dispute resolution specialists are trained to serve in a wide range of cases, from civil to small claims, to family.
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- During the initial scheduling conference in a civil case, the judge, parties and attorneys may select arbitration as the best forum for reaching a settlement.
- All parties who are present for an initial hearing or trial on their day of court have the opportunity to resolve their dispute with the assistance of a trained mediator.
- The Small Claims Mediation Program helps people in small claims cases see if they can reach a settlement agreeable to all participants.
- Child Protection Mediation (CPM) is a free service where parents and other caretakers meet with all parties involved in a child abuse or neglect case.
- The Court provides trained mediators who can assist the parties in a lawsuit in settling their case before trial. Mediators do not decide the outcome of a case.
- Multi-Door Family mediation can be helpful for people who want to have control over the resolution of the issues in their family.
- According to D.C. law (the Medical Malpractice Proceedings Act of 2006, all named parties are required to participate in mediation in medical malpractice cases.
- Probate cases are referred to mediation at the initial scheduling conference (the first time parties come to court).
- Tax cases are referred to mediation at the first hearing for residential and commercial property cases.