What Is Civil Mediation?
- Civil mediation is a quick and affordable way of resolving a civil dispute, without the time and expense of going to court or arbitration
- Civil mediation is a collaborative process where parties engage a neutral third party, usually a trained mediator, to assist them in coming to a consensual resolution of their dispute
- The parties decide the outcome of their dispute, unlike court or arbitration where the outcome is decided for them
- The mediator controls the mediation process, and assists the parties with their communications and encourages a full exchange of information, perspectives and ideas
- Civil mediation provides finality to a dispute, as there is no appeal from the agreement that the parties make
Civil mediations can be used to resolve disputes in the following areas: corporate / commercial, personal injury, construction, employment, wills, estates and trusts, elder law, real estate / strata corporation, tenancy / leasehold, environment, land use / resource management, government liability, transportation, community / neighborhood, consumer complaints, human rights, small claims Rule 7.3, and professional negligence
Susan Smith is an accredited mediator and lawyer, and provides civil mediations in Whistler, Vancouver, and the Sea to Sky Corridor. Further information about Susan is located under the About Us Tab, or on the Mediate BC website under the Roster of Civil Mediators Mediate BC Profile.
Online Dispute Resolution
Susan Smith is accredited from Royal Roads University in providing Online Distance Mediation services, using web conferencing with private caucusing capabilities.
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