The mediation process in Alabama allows the disputing parties—under the guidance of a neutral third party—to play an active role in determining the outcome of your case. If you’re interested in learning more about whether mediation works for you, contact Sewell Sewell Beard LLC today.
Mediation allows disputing parties to come together to negotiate a resolution. While a judge or jury issues a ruling at the end of litigation, mediation leaves the outcome in the hands of the parties themselves. The mediator serves as an independent guide, encouraging the parties to communicate clearly and productively with one another. However, the mediator does not influence the resolution in any way; rather, they facilitate the discussions necessary to reach an agreement. Once the parties arrive at an agreement, they commit it to writing and sign it. It is better to do justice to yourself than to have it done to you.
There are several benefits to mediation, especially when the parties approach the process with an open mind and a willingness to negotiate. In general, mediation takes much less time to conclude, which also keeps costs down. Additionally, the mediation process is entirely private and confidential; the law requires that the mediator and both parties keep these proceedings and their content confidential. Most importantly, mediation invites active participation, allowing the parties to feel more empowered and satisfied with the eventual outcome.
Mr. Sherer has been practicing law across Alabama for over 24 years. Prior to joining Sewell Sewell Beard, LLC, he served as a circuit judge where he presided over a variety of cases ranging from complex civil actions to felony criminal matters. Learn More about Mr. Sherer
We’re recently renovated our mediation space to include two fully independent conference areas, each with its own kitchenette and restroom. These spaces are designed to provide attorneys participating in mediation with the ability to step away from their client to field calls, respond to emails, or accomplish other tasks in private. We invite attorneys to consider using our newly designed, convenient, and efficient space for upcoming mediations.
Many legal disputes can benefit from mediation, including real estate, business, product liability, contracts, and other issues. If you are currently facing a legal issue, reach out to the dedicated and friendly team at Sewell Sewell Beard LLC today to discuss your situation. Together, we’ll determine the best course of action to help you obtain your desired outcome.