Mediation is an informal process in which parties with a dispute, assisted by a neutral and impartial third party, attempt to reach a voluntary, negotiated resolution. The mediator will facilitate the communication process and will often you in making your own decisions to settle your differences. You may have a lawyer present to give you legal advice throughout the mediation process.
Mediation allows the parties involved to control of the outcome of their dispute before resorting to the courts to render an outcome. When parties resort to the Courts to resolve their disputes they lose control and input in shaping the outcome. Mediation is a viable and satisfying alternative to litigation in the courts, and aims to come up with a solution with which all parties agree. Mediation is about compromise.
While all cases might not be immediately suited for mediation, Robert J. Hill holds the Certificate of Completion of Mediation Training in accordance with Section 154.052(a) of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code and approved by the Texas Mediator Trainers Roundtable. Robert J. Hill has training in Alternative Dispute Resolution, including Mediation, and welcomes the opportunity to help you by representing you in the mediation of a dispute, or by acting as a mediator.
Arbitration is a legal process for resolving a dispute without resorting to the court to resolve the dispute. In arbitration, the parties with a dispute refer it to an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators for resolution. The process includes a presentation by each side to support their claims or defenses, and legal arguments. The third party arbitrator reviews the presentations and renders an opinion. The opinion can be advisory or binding depending on the agreement. Arbitration clauses are popping up in all types of contracts these days. If you need representation in an arbitration proceeding, or are looking for a lawyer to serve as an arbitrator, Robert J. Hill has experience in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers, now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.