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Mediation in the State Civil and/or Criminal Court System
Mary Catherine Doerneman
Course Spanning Tasks Part B
Professor Sunny Rowland
May 8, 2016

I certify that I have read A Student's Guide to Academic Integrity at the University of Oklahoma, and this paper is an original paper composed by me for this course. Except where properly cited and attributed, it has not been copied or closely reworded from any other source and has not been submitted as a whole, or in part, for credit in any other course at OU or any other educational institution. It has not been created or submitted for any other purpose such as a job assignment at my workplace or any other agency.
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The justice system seems to be the revolving door for cases upon cases on a daily basis. People with many disputes decide to turn to Civil Lawyers to mend issues with other parties. Just to clarify, Mediation in the law, is an alternative dispute solving process which involves disagreeing parties hearing one another in presence of a third party. The aim is to prevent harm as result of the disagreement by seeking a compromised or mutually agreed outcome. The third party, referred to as the mediator, assists the disagreeing parties arrive at a settlement while ensuring that there no favors to either side (Reich, 2007). Mediation may be used in disputes such as those in the community, families, work place, diplomatic disagreement and many more. Mediation process is structural and has timeframe and dynamics that makes it different from normal negotiation. Mediation participation by the parties is voluntary and should be a private and confidential affair involving the enforcement of law where by the third party facilitates the process and not directs. The process can solve disputes of different magnitude as it highly depends on the mediator’s skills and knowledge in the issues of…...

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