Mediation is negotiations with the assistance of a neutral third party who facilitates the negotiation process. Mediation is governed by several important principles:
Voluntariness: acknowledges the parties’ right to freely enter into the mediation process, and also to enter into an agreement at any time during the process. It also represents the parties’ right not to reach an agreement and to withdraw from mediation at any time.
Informed Consent: affirms the parties’ right to information about the mediation process, including their legal rights and options, before agreeing to participate in mediation or to the terms of any agreement reached during mediation.
Self-Determination: recognizes that parties to a dispute have the right to define their issues, needs, and solutions and to determine the outcome of the process.
Neutrality: affirms the parties’ right to a process which serves them equally and fairly, and to mediators who are unbiased and neutral as to the parties and the subject matter of the mediation.
Confidentiality: guarantees that all information received from the parties during mediation will be kept confidential, which will free the parties to explore the issues and potential solutions.
A qualified, experienced mediator plays a central role in resolving conflicts. As your mediator, Mr. Bruckheim will help break through the impasse that often exists in legal claims and help the parties find common ground and a clear path to resolution. Mr. Bruckheim is a trained mediator and arbitrator. He can help avoid unnecessary, costly litigation and help the parties reach a resolution. Mr. Bruckheim will thoroughly evaluate your case and help bring the parties to the table to navigate towards a successful outcome for both parties.