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ADR Services

ADR stands for Alternative Dispute Resolution, a process used as an alternative to the courts making decisions.

Mediations at USA&M are:
-Typically held in rooms used exclusively for ADR
-Fully wired conference rooms large enough to accommodate multi-party cases
-Separate, sound proof caucus rooms

-Free Wi-Fi
-Free parking
-Knowledgable staff
-Law library for quick research
-Lots of snacks and drinks.

To learn more about mediation through USA&M, check out www.usam.com.
For arbitrations, Kim arbitrates through US Arbitration & Mediation (US A&M), American Arbitration Association (AAA), and FINRA. In many cases, Kim acts as a sole arbitrator, but Kim can act as one of three or more arbitrators. To learn more about AAA, check out: www.adr.org.

ADR Services

ADR stands for Alternative Dispute Resolution, a process used as an alternative to the courts making decisions.

Mediations at USA&M are:
-Typically held in rooms used exclusively for ADR
-Fully wired conference rooms large enough to accommodate multi-party cases
-Separate, sound proof caucus rooms

-Free Wi-Fi
-Free parking
-Knowledgable staff
-Law library for quick research
-Lots of snacks and drinks.

To learn more about mediation through USA&M, check out www.usam.com.
For arbitrations, Kim arbitrates through US Arbitration & Mediation (US A&M), American Arbitration Association (AAA), and FINRA. In many cases, Kim acts as a sole arbitrator, but Kim can act as one of three or more arbitrators. To learn more about AAA, check out: www.adr.org.

WHAT IS MEDIATION?

Mediation is a process in which a neutral third person, the mediator, encourages and facilitates the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties. It is an informal and nonadversarial process which has the objective of helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement. The entire process is private and confidential. This is in stark contrast to court proceedings which are open to the public, television and newspapers. In mediation, decision making and authority rests entirely with the parties. Although the process is voluntary, it results in a strikingly high settlement rate.

WHAT IS ARBITRATION?

Arbitration is a legal process which takes place outside of the courts, but results in a final and binding decision similar to a court’s judgment. Parties to a dispute can opt out of the court system, and submit their case for decision by a neutral third party, the arbitrator. Arbitration is usually faster and more informal than going to court, and often, much less expensive. It also has the advantage of being private and confidential.

If you have considered adding a manditory mediation or arbitration clause to your agreements, click here to see sample I recommend.

Mediation & Arbitration Sample Clauses

I like contract provisions that include both mediation and arbitration with mediation preceeding arbitration. I also like provisions choosing which mediation/ arbitration rules apply and who the mediation/abitration will come before (you can name USA&M or AAA expressly in your agreement)