Mediator Newport Beach

Mediator Newport Beach

Are you on a Legal Budget? Would you like to resolve your dispute cost effectively and quickly? Are you looking for a mediator in Newport Beach?

Mediation, as used in law, is a form of Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Mediators use various techniques to open, or improve, dialogue between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement. Much depends on the mediator's skill and training.

There are lots of techniques used in mediation. There are facilitative techniques and evaluative techniques – a good mediator can go from one to the other providing a safe place for parties to resolve their disputes. Based on the mediator’s experience it is important to provide evaluative leadership. The mediators needs set the tone and help the parties take an objective look at their cases. A good mediator should be able to objectively evaluate both sides and work with the parties and their lawyers to help them honestly evaluate their cases.

Some of benefits of mediation are cost, confidentiality, control and compliance. Mediation generally takes much less time than moving a case through standard legal channels. While a case in the hands of a lawyer or a court may take months or years to resolve, mediation usually achieves a resolution in a matter of hours. Taking less time means expending less money on hourly fees and costs.

This is where the impartial panel members of IVAMS professionals can help. Ron White is a mediator for Newport Beach. Ron White is passionate about mediation because of where he started. He experienced litigation before there was mediation. “As a litigator you are billing lots of hours to your clients every month,” states Ron, “The bills get high and sometimes you can get to the point where the clients are unhappy. When you look back, you have to evaluate if the cost of litigation was worth it.”

Ron believes that there are lots of techniques for mediation. There are facilitative techniques and evaluative techniques – a good mediator can go from one to the other providing a safe place for parties to resolve their disputes. Based on the mediator’s experience it is important to provide evaluative leadership. The mediator needs to set the tone and help the parties take an objective look at their cases. A good mediator should be able to objectively evaluate both sides and work with the parties and their lawyers to help them honestly evaluate their cases.

Ron’s ADR experience (over 25 years in litigation) includes: business disputes, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate disputes, property damage claims, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, construction defects and construction claims and construction defects.

Ron has 3 P’s to settlement: Preparation, Participation and Perseverance.

Whatever your dispute, if you need a mediator Newport Beach, contact the IVAMS Newport Beach office.

Mediator Newport Beach
IVAMS
(909) 466-1665
8287 White Oak Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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Negotiations

A dialogue intended to resolve disputes to produce an agreement upon courses of action, to bargain for individual or collective advantage, or to craft outcomes to satisfy various interests. It is the primary method of ADR. Negotiation can occur in business, non-profit organizations, government branches, legal proceedings, among nations and in personal situations such as marriage, divorce, parenting, and everyday life.

Mediation

The goal of mediation is to amicably resolve a dispute through the efforts of the parties. The role of the mediator is to utilize patience, persuasion and people skills to facilitate the dialogue between the parties in order to reach settlement. The mediator does not have the authority to render a decision; the parties are not compelled to reach an agreement. Any party is free to leave the mediation at any time.

Neutral Fact Finding

Beyond the basic types of alternative dispute resolutions there are other different forms of ADR. Neutral fact-finding is a process where a neutral third party, selected either by the disputing parties or by the court, investigates an issue and reports or testifies in court. The neutral fact-finding process is particularly useful for resolving complex scientific and factual disputes.

Early Neutral Evaluation

Beyond the basic types of alternative dispute resolutions there are other different forms of ADR. Early neutral evaluation is a process that takes place soon after a case has been filed in court. The case is referred to an expert who is asked to provide a balanced and neutral evaluation of the dispute. The evaluation of the expert can assist the parties in assessing their case and may influence them towards a settlement.

Mini-Trials

A confidential, nonbonding exchange of information, intended to facilitate settlement. The goal of mini-trial is to encourage prompt, cost-effective resolution of complex litigation. This two-step process is used to facilitate settlement in which (a) the parties’ attorneys present a summary of the evidence and arguments they expect to offer at trial to a neutral in the presence of individuals with decision-making authority for each party, and (b) the individuals with decision-making . Mini-trials can be described as a more elaborate version of early neutral evaluation.

Summary Jury Trial

An ADR technique, increasingly being used in civil disputes in the United States. It is one of the new forms of dispute resolution being advanced by the regular courts in an effort to reduce docket congestion. In essence, a mock trial is held; a jury is selected and, in some cases, presented with the evidence that would be used at a real trial. In other cases, live evidence is not presented. The parties are required to attend the proceeding and hear the verdict that the jury brings in. After the jury verdict, the parties are required to once again attempt a settlement before going to a real trial.

Arbitration

Arbitration is an adversarial process where a neutral arbitrator renders a decision, called an award, after there has been a presentation of evidence. Like a court trial, arbitration may include representation by counsel, pre-hearing discovery, written briefs, examination of witnesses and oral argument.

Private Judging

A process in which the parties to a dispute present arguments and evidence to a dispute resolution practitioner chosen on the basis of their experience as a member of the judiciary (the private judge) who makes a determination in accordance with their opinion as to what decision would be made. This process is agreed to by the parties whereby the dispute is presented to a neutral third party, typically an experience attorney or retired judge, hired by the parties, who renders a binding decision.