A mediation session is different from a trial in many ways. First, during a mediation session the parties come together to discuss the commonalties, differences, strengths and weakness of their conflicting perspectives. The goal of this process is that the parties will be able to arrive at a common ground after seeing the case from the other’s viewpoint.
Second, a trial is more of an adversarial proceeding. Both parties bring their case to court in front of a third party – a judge or jury – who then makes a decision regarding liability and the amount of harms and losses. This differs from mediation, which seeks more of a mutual agreement between the two parties, or a compromise. Watch the video to learn more.
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