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“Society has arisen out of the works of peace;
the essence of society is peacemaking.”

– Ludwig von Mises

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Mediation is a voluntary, fast, and confidential process in which a neutral facilitator assists in the process of empowering people to come up with creative solutions to their dispute. The mediator is not a judge, does not make judgments about who is right or wrong, does not take sides and does not decide how the dispute should be resolved.

The mediator helps the participants reach their own fair, voluntary agreements. These agreements consist solely upon the input and conditions shaped by the participants in the mediation. These agreements can be legally binding.

Any participant can decide to end the mediation process without reaching an agreement. Further, the mediator has an obligation to end the process if it becomes clear that a fair outcome cannot be reached in the mediation. Mediation is about resolving disputes in ways that satisfy and feel fair to everyone.



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