October, 03, 2017 Filed in: Mediation Myths
Many people mistakenly think of mediation as an opportunity to plead their case to the mediator, and that the mediator will decide which party is "right" or how the case should be resolved. Mediation is not arbitration or litigation. The Mediator does not have the power to impose a "ruling" or a decision. The Mediator's role is to facilitate a settlement by helping the parties discuss issues and explore possible resolutions. The parties ultimately decide how to resolve their case, not the mediator.