Mediation And Arbitration Cases
Family law issues, personal injury cases, business disputes and many other legal matters can be successfully resolved through alternative dispute resolution. Processes such as mediation and arbitration allow participants to reach an agreement privately without the risks, expense and formality of court proceedings.
At PCG Law, we firmly believe in utilizing the benefits of mediation or arbitration. We can facilitate or adjudicate the process as a qualified neutral at our law office in Saint Cloud or elsewhere. We can also represent your individual interests in the capacity of an attorney during ADR anywhere in Minnesota.
What Are The Benefits Of Mediation And Arbitration?
Mediation and arbitration are both ADR options. However, there are differences between the two. The role of the third-party neutral is one way in which they differ. During mediation, the neutral facilitates the negotiation between or among the participants. During arbitration, the neutral acts in a more adjudicative role by evaluating the facts or evidence in the case as a “private judge.”
Regardless of which option you select, there are some very real benefits available through ADR.
- Saves time, financial cost, energy and stress often required for trial
- Retains more control over decisions and the outcome
- Keeps negotiations and settlement terms confidential
- Obtains a final decision that allows you to put a difficult period behind you
Why Do The Qualifications Of Your Third-Party Neutral Matter?
The neutral plays an important role in the ADR process. The neutral’s professional experience as a facilitator or adjudicator will impact the decision, and it is vital that they are as effective as possible.
Attorney Kim A. Pennington, our founding partner, has been listed as a qualified neutral by the Minnesota Supreme Court, since 1994. He knows the dynamics involved in the process. More importantly, he has extensive experience in mediating and arbitrating conflicts in virtually every type of case.