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What are the Benefits to Municipal Court Mediation?

  • Efficient
    Mediation sessions generally take about 2 hours
  • Effective
    Agreements reached through mediation have shown a 95% long-term success rate
  • Informal Process
    Mediation sessions are guided by professional mediators and follow a general procedural format that allows for optimum problem-solving and communication
  • Neutrality and Fairness
    Mediators are impartial facilitators with no personal stake in the outcome of the mediation session. Their job is to keep the parties’ attention focused on resolving their shared disputes in a timely, productive and fair manner
  • Honesty
    Each party is allowed to express their concerns and feelings in an open and safe environment
  • Confidential
    Parties agree that anything said within the context of a mediation session will be confined to that meeting. Mediation agreements become part of the court record and are maintained by the Municipal Court (subject to the Criminal Justice Records Act).
  • Repair relationships with neighbors and community neighborhood