What is a Mediation?

A mediation is essentially a meeting. Mediations are usually a meeting where all parties to a case meet and in front of a neutral party present their case. The neutral party or “mediator” reviews the information and then discusses their opinion of the case. If you are a party to a civil suit, you should call me. I am  a Lynchburg Virginia Attorney.


Usually, mediation is non-binding. Unlike arbitration, where the parties are bound by the decision of the neutral party or arbitrator. In mediation, the parties can take it our leave it. The opinion of the mediator can either be followed or the parties can continue to litigate the matter.

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In a lot of states, mediation is mandatory prior to putting a case to a jury. And, in states where mediation is not mandatory a judge will usually Order mediation before a trial. This is because judges do not like to waste jurors time. It is an effort to settle cases prior to calling a jury from the community to and having them sit and listen to a case. Judges like settlements, it frees up their case loads and gets them extra vacations.

Jurys have to take time off work or their lives to come to a jury trial. This can be cumbersome on the community and cost the system a lot of money. Sitting on a jury is however, a United States Constitutional duty. If you have been called to a jury, you should take your duty seriously and respectfully.

Mediation in practicality

Mediation is a good way for both parties to lay everything out on the table and negotiate the case. Often, good civil case offers come from Mediation. I have settled several cases at mediation. I am an experienced Lynchburg Virginia Attorney. You should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701.

The negotiations that take place a mediation are usually a good way for both parties to a case to see everything that is going on in the case and understand the perceptions of a neutral party. The truth is though, a lot of cases do not settle at Mediation.

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Chris White Lawyer, LLC. is a Lynchburg, Virginia Law Firm available for free consultations in person, via Facetime, Skype, Zoom or phone (434) 660-9701. Please also check out my practice areas in Personal Injury AttorneyCriminal Defense Lawyer and, Security Clearance Attorney. At my Law Firm we focus on the best result for the client. To stay connected I have a Youtube ChannelInstagram, FacebookTwitter, LinkedInTumblrBloggerRedditRumbleTruthSocialPatreonVimeoThreadsYelp,  Avvo and Justia.

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