Today, a fast-growing number of legal disputes are resolved through Rule 31 mediation. In fact, many court districts mandate it for certain types of cases. Why?
MISCONCEPTIONS / RULE 31
Three Misconceptions about Mediation
1. “It’s only for big cases.”
Reality: Mediation is particularly suited to cases in which the amounts in dispute often make the time and expense of litigation cost-prohibitive.
2. “It’s like kissing your sister.”
Reality: Mediation typically involves a degree of compromise. That doesn’t mean the result is a virtual tie, or that each side walks away less than satisfied.
3. “It’s for divorce settlements.”
Reality: Rule 31 mediation can help resolve a wide range of cases, from collection issues to landlord-tenant disputes to employment litigation.