116 S State Street
Ukiah CA 95482
Phone: (707) 463-1196
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb in his skin and walk around in it."
- Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
"A problem is your chance to do your best."
- Duke Ellington
Mediation is a confidential, voluntary process in which a neutral third person assists individuals resolve current and ongoing disputes. By helping parties change the quality of their conflict interaction from negative and destructive to positive and constructive, the mediator helps parties make decisions together, based on an understanding of their own and the other's views and the situation they face.
For over 25 years, I had a solo law practice representing individuals in employment discrimination matters. I worked hard to successfully represent my clients in trials and all phases of litigation as well as in mediations before and during litigation.
But in many instances, the adversarial process of litigation can become stressful and contentious, and bring out the worst in people -- both parties and their attorneys. Often, cases cry out for mediation and settlement but for various reasons, some parties are determined to fight to the bitter end. Mediation, on the other hand, offers a wonderful opportunity to end the bickering and allow parties to seek peaceful resolutions.
A combination of face-to-face conferences and private consultations with mediator, Susan Sher. Acting as a neutral third party, Susan works with you to craft a settlement that is faster and far less stressful than going to court. Mediation creates a more peaceful resolution than what you could hope to gain from filing a lawsuit and preserves your working and personal relationship with the other party.
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