Mediation is a conflict resolution process in which a neutral mediator assists parties through constructive discussion and negotiation of their issues in order to reach a mutually acceptable resolution. Every year, thousands of individuals choose to use mediation as an alternative to the traditional court system in order to save time, money and to have more control of the outcome of their case. We provide mediation services and mediation training.
Do You Need Mediation?
Some small claims court or community cases are eligible for reduced or no-cost mediation services, based on grant funding NCRC receives from the County of San Diego.
West Coast Resolution Group
Private and Superior Court-referred cases can go through our specialty panels, comprised of professional neutrals with extensive experience mediating a variety of cases.
Consider the following:
- The Court supports mediation (as stated on the Superior Court of California County of San Diego website)
- Settlements reached at mediation can be enforced – California Evidence Code Sections 1118, 1123, 1124
- Settlements are confidential – California Evidence Code Section 1119
- Mediation can be scheduled prior to parties receiving a trial date
- Mediation is cost-effective
- Mediation saves time
Mediation is a process offered by the court and others to help people resolve their disputes without going to trial. By using Mediation, you may not have to file a lawsuit, and if you do file a lawsuit, you may be able to avoid a trial. Mediation is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial and may also give the parties more control over when and how their dispute is resolved.