Friday, January 7, 2011

My Mediation Office

My Mediation Office
Originally uploaded by JimHildreth
Yesterday I did a mediation, where the dispute involved neighbors and the shooting of a dog. The dog did survive and the dog owners did have anger, frustration,a large vet bill. The shooter felt his livestock was at threat.
The emotions were high, they lived next to each other.
The Superior Court was wise to suggest mediation vs a trial as a first step.
The parties were able with mediation to understand each others viewpoint and a settlement was reached, that will begin the healing process.
As the mediator, value was in the process.
Jim W Hildreth is a Northern California mediator who does both private and court ordered mediations.