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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary, private dispute resolution process in which a trained mediator assists the parties in reaching an outcome that is mutually agreeable. Mediation tends to be less intimidating, take less time and cost less than arbitration or a court action, and is appropriate for almost any type of dispute.

In mediation, you work with the mediator to design a resolution of the dispute, rather than a judge or an arbitrator making the decision for you. Also, you are welcome to have legal counsel represent you at the mediation, but it is not required.

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Contact Marilyn King with any additional questions about BASF Mediation Services: (415) 782-8905 or mking@sfbar.org.