Las Vegas Mediation offers an alternative method for businesses and individuals to resolve disputes. Our mediation services provide a format where concerns and problems can be heard and solutions for resolution explored.
What is mediation?
Las Vegas Mediation works with business and individuals to resolve conflicts. Sometimes it is difficult or even impossible for people to talk to each other so working with a neutral third party can be the answer. Mediation offers the opportunity for individuals to explain their perspective of the issues and explore options for resolution. A mediator helps diffuse difficult conversations and work with the participants to move toward a solution. Mediation is a cost effective, confidential and proven method of alternative dispute resolution.
When participants do come to a solution, the participants may agreement to put the agreement in writing. Amazingly the success rate in reaching an agreement is over 75%. Mediation can be for any type of conflict from business to personal and can cover almost any situation.
Some of the issues that can be mediated are:
- Professional fee disputes
- Real estate
- Key employee disputes
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Family meetings
Mediation makes sense even when the legal system cannot provide the remedy you want:
You want to end a problem, not a relationship
Your dispute is private and you want to keep it that way
You want to minimize costs
You want to settle your dispute promptly and confidentially
Joanna Wares is a skilled Mediator, Arbitrator and Conflict Coach. My previous 30 year business career taught me to cultivate listening skills, work with multiple industries, deal with individuals in stressful situations and heightened my problem solving abilities. These skills are key in successfully mediating issues, arguments and contention between people. It allows me to help them find ways to strike a balance.
Joanna is appointed as a mediator for Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program, Clark County Courts Neighborhood Justice Center, State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute, Clark County Small Claims Court, National Center for Dispute Settlement and Insurance Expert Network.
Joanna Wares, has been active in the Las Vegas community working on non-profit boards as well as many professional organizations. She is currently active with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Council (past President), Board of Prospectors (2014 President) and Chamber Insurance and Benefits Board Member. Joanna is a graduate of the Las Vegas Chamber Leadership Program.
Dr. Barbara Timmons Strahl is an experienced Mediator, Facilitator, Conflict Coach and Educator. Barbara has a doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She has worked in conflict resolution and transformation for more than 25 years. Recently retired from Clark County Courts Neighborhood Justice Center (NJC), she is teaching in the University of North Carolina’s graduate Peace and Conflict Studies program, mediating for federal agencies, and contracting meditations and facilitation.
At the NJC, Barbara trained and mentored all of the County mediators for almost 16 years. Many local attorneys and conflict resolution professionals also participated in barbara’s mediation and continuing education training. Her training has received certification from entities such as the Nevada Bar Association, the Social Workers Association, and the Nevada Department of Education.
Barbara has been described as a pracademician who utilizes the latest in research and theory in application to conflict resolution. Her practice has included disputes ranging from business to criminal and divorce to neighbor. She regularly mediates discrimination and multiparty cases.
Choosing a mediator is a very personal decision and matching a mediator to your situation is important for a successful outcome. We look forward to hearing from you.
Las Vegas Mediation has adopted the “Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators” adopted by the American Arbitration Association, the American Bar Association, and the Association for Conflict Resolution.
“Mediation is used to resolve a broad range of conflicts within a variety of settings. These Standards are designed to serve as fundamental ethical guidelines for persons mediating in all practice contexts. They serve three primary goals: to guide the conduct of mediators; to inform the mediating parties; and to promote public confidence in mediation as a process for resolving disputes.
Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party facilitates communication and negotiation and promotes voluntary decision making by the parties to the dispute.
Mediation serves various purposes, including providing the opportunity for parties to define and clarify issues, understand different perspectives, identify interests, explore and assess possible solutions, and reach mutually satisfactory agreements, when desired.”Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators
6069 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89148
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