The University of Montana School of Law
What is Mediation?
Mediation is an informal, voluntary, and confidential process by which an impartial third party—here the Clinic—intervenes and facilitates communication and settlement.
The Clinic typically employs the facilitative method but, depending on the nature of the dispute and wishes of the parties, may also be evaluative or transformative in its approach. Clinic interns are trained in these three general mediation approaches.
The Clinic can also design and tailor other methods and systems by which parties can resolve their disputes.
To learn more about mediation, visit http://www.abanet.org/dispute/flash/abadr_gettingtoknowmediation.html.