If you are not interested in litigation but would rather work together with the assistance of a neutral third party professional to reach a resolution out of court, mediation may be for you.
In the mediation process, the mediator assists parties in working together to reach a mutually beneficial resolution. The mediator helps you to determine the issues you wish to resolve and to engage in brainstorming to generate options for mutual gain. The mediator ensures that communication is respectful and that the process is fair and balanced for everyone. Mediators do not give legal advice; you are encouraged to consult a lawyer "off-line" so that you know your legal rights and entitlements coming into the process and can come to the table prepared, knowing what documentation and information will be needed to facilitate the resolution process.
We can also provide you with representation in mediation and with independent legal advice related to settlement agreements.
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional dispute resolution mechanisms, we have the expertise to assist you.
Linda has been mediating disputes for almost two decades. She holds a Master of Laws Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution and a Doctorate Degree in Conflict Resolution. She has received extensive mediation and advanced mediation training.
Linda teaches, writes, and speaks regularly on topics regarding alternative dispute resolution. She is the author of numerous articles and the forthcoming book: "Music, Leadership and Conflict: An Ensemble Approach to Negotiation and Problem-solving".
Linda is committed to finding creative and holistic solutions to legal challenges. Her mediation style combines best practices of evaluative and facilitative mediation. She conducts mediations directly with clients or with legal counsel present. She also drafts agreements arising out of mediation upon request.