What we do

We Promote mediation, alternative dispute resolution disciplines, including civil and commercial mediation and other disciplines appropriate for mediation and engage in and promote restorative justice


In this section, you can find the training standards established by ICMC’s Mediation Instruction and Competency Evaluation Task Force.


Mediation is an effective and popular way of resolving disputes without the need to go to court.


Arbitration is a non-judicial process for the settlement of disputes where an independent third party – an arbitrator – makes a decision that is binding.

What is Mediation?
Who is it For?

How does a mediation work?

Mediation is a process for resolving disputes by which an independent mediator assists the parties in reaching a mutually satisfactory settlement. … The mediation process is entirely voluntary and non-binding. The mediator has no power to render a decision or to force the parties to accept a settlement.

Do I need a lawyer for mediation?

Typically, most mediation situations do not require the parties to obtain their own legal counsel. However, there are certain situations, when it is a good idea to seek a mediation lawyer–a lawyer who understands your legal issue and is familiar with the mediation process–to advise you regarding your mediation.

What happens in a mediation?

mediation is a meeting where a mediator attempts to help the parties to a lawsuit to compromise and resolve their differences so that a lawsuit can be settled without going to trial. A mediation is not a hearing or an arbitration. … Rather, the mediator helps the parties to agree to a compromised settlement.

Do both parties have to agree to mediation?

Mediation is first and foremost a non-binding procedure. This means that, even though parties have agreed to submit a dispute to mediation, they are not obliged to continue with the mediation process after the first meeting. … In order for any settlement to be concluded, the parties must voluntarily agree to accept it.

What happens after mediation agreement?

Dismissal. If the mediation resulted in a settlement or agreementonce the releases are signed and the payment is made, the lawyers will send a dismissal order to the judge who signs the order. At that point, the legal case is resolved and in most civil cases the parties will not need to return to court.