The Maryland Judiciary recognizes that in appropriate cases people may achieve more satisfactory outcomes in a less time consuming and less expensive manner by using mediation. Mediation provides an opportunity to resolve many disputes permanently and effectively and provides the courts with a mechanism to relieve overburdened dockets and help prevent disputes from escalating or continuing beyond a trial.
|The More You Know...|
Interested in mediation? Learn about what to expect.
|What is mediation?||
In mediation, a trained mediator helps people in conflict have a conversation, and, when appropriate, reach an agreement that meets everyone’s needs.
|What is the mediator’s role?||
The mediator’s role is to:
|What are mediation styles?||
Different mediators have different approaches to their role as mediator. The common mediation models in Maryland can be found here.
|Why should I try it?||
|What disputes are appropriate for mediation?||