With Smart Court Mediation, you resolve business and employment disputes in a private, comfortable non-adversarial setting. Through mediation, the parties are in the driver’s seat, not a judge. Skip the pain and expense of spending months and years in the traditional court system. A long, protracted court battle can ruin your financial security and run you out of business. Smart Court Mediation is the path to a workable solution that’s right for you.
What Do the Smart Court® Mediators Do?
Your Smart Court Mediators do not act as judges and do not make decisions for either party. Instead, Attorney Bennett and Judge Ellsworth will guide you in defining the issues, generating options and help you negotiate a final settlement agreement. The Mediators are neutrals and do not represent any party. The Mediators cannot give legal advice, but legal information may be provided where appropriate.
Mediation is less expensive than going to court. It is not uncommon for parties going through the traditional court to spend $50,000-$150,000 each in attorneys fees and court costs, and 18 to 30 months to get to trial or settlement. With Smart Court Mediation, business, real estate and employment cases often settle after one or two mediation hearings, resulting in huge savings to the parties.