save money through mediation

Saving Money through Mediation

Saving money through mediation. Sounds good doesn’t it? But just how does one go about saving money through mediation? Well, actually its fairly simple. To start, contact your local Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) mediator (such as you find at New Landscape Mediation), and the you’ll start saving money through mediation right from the very[…]

Client experience

Mediation is coming of age – The client experience

Mediation is coming of age, that is the theme of the 2017 College of Mediators National Conference. But what does this mean exactly? In this four-part series I will describe how mediators themselves are striving to make mediation a professional service that not only serves our clients well, but all of our professional colleagues as[…]

Family dispute mediation, any volunteers

Family dispute mediation, any volunteers?

Family dispute mediation, any volunteers? Well, the truth of the matter is that anybody who takes part in family mediation is there on a voluntary basis. In fact, along with Impartiality, Confidentiality, and Legal Privilege, the voluntary nature of mediation is a core tenant of the process. Nobody can safely discuss or negotiate matters for[…]

Surgeons mediators and Medicine men

Surgeons, Mediators and Medicine men

Surgeons, Mediators and Medicine men. Whenever we hear these job titles, we have an immediate impression as to the type of person we’re speaking about. Surgeons are seen as highly trained specialists we entrust with our lives. Medicine men, on the other hand, are snake oil salesmeisters who dupe dim-witted customers from a horse drawn[…]

MIAMs and the Non-Accredited Mediator

MIAMs and the Non-Accredited Mediator

MIAMs and the non-accredited mediator. Most professions have some sort of quality mark to differentiate those practitioners who have demonstrated their training and quality of practice to a board of their peers. The idea behind accreditation is simple: Ensure the buying public are receiving a quality service, and that the good name of that particular[…]

Why being a Family Mediation Council Mediator is important

Why being a Family Mediation Council Mediator is important

There are a number of reasons why being a Family Mediation Council Mediator is important. The world of Family Law is changing at a rate of knots. Budget cuts from the government mean that legal aid for divorcing couples is all but gone and budget awareness from couples means that fewer and fewer people are[…]