Mediation is a process of dispute resolution process in which a skilled and neutral mediator assists the parties and their lawyers to resolve outstanding issues.

While mediation is often used to settle cases outside the court process, it may be used in tandem with (or as an “off ramp” from) litigation.

As a voluntary, private process, mediation is less adversarial and less costly than litigation, and provides an opportunity for parties to reach creative and long-lasting resolutions (including those unavailable in litigation) of their legal rights and obligations.