What is a Mediator?

Using their training in problem solving, mediators work to help opposing parties mutually resolve their legal dispute without a judge. The mediation services provided by dispute resolution experts, professional negotiators or mediators can be used for careers in legal administration and human resources and within labor unions. It is another type of method of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation can be initiated by the parties or may be pushed by legislation, the courts, or contractual terms.

When to Mediate

You should mediate as soon as you can. Mediation should start pre-litigation, if possible.  As long as the information needed to settle the case as soon as possible is provided, you can contact a mediator and decide when and where the mediation should take place, who will be present, how the mediation will be paid for, and how the mediator will interact with the conflicting parties.

Why Get a Mediator?

By resolving conflicts and disputes in mediation, parties themselves choose the outcome of the situation. Mediation allows all parties’ opinions involved to have a voice.  Mediation is also a faster alternative to lawsuits. Mediation, also, is confidential as opposed to lawsuits which are public record.

Why Should You Choose Orr?

Craig Orr recently completed the 14-hour training for inclusion on the List of Mediators prepared in connection with the Court-Annexed Mediation Rules for Civil Litigation. Craig N. Orr is a shareholder with Burson Entrekin Orr Mitchell & Lacey, P.A. in Laurel, MS. He focuses in the areas of personal injury, premises liability defense, insurance defense, creditor rights, commercial collection, construction law, and general practice.

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