Lesa Koski has been a Woodbury Civil Mediator for more than a decade. If you are involved in a civil mediation case, having help from someone with Lesa Koski’s qualifications gives you the best chance of resolving the dispute you are involved in a fair and equitable way.
What Is Civil Law?
In most civil mediation cases, one person has a conflict with another person or perhaps with a business or other entity. Civil mediation is separate from family law and criminal law. It is an effective means of settling disputes that occur between you and another party. Civil mediation is a process that helps the parties in dispute resolve the conflict that exists. The dispute may begin as a civil lawsuit, but many judges are referring civil lawsuits to qualified mediators. A qualified mediator like Lesa Koski works closely with the disputants to understand the nature of the dispute, gathers information, and begins the process of identifying potential solutions.
Benefits of Civil Mediation
As long as the dispute is civil in nature, meaning that it does not fall under family law or criminal law, it can be mediated. A dispute does not need to start off as a civil lawsuit in order to be referred to mediation. Mediation is an extension of court-based disputes in that mediators are bound by the laws of the state in which they practice. Parties that seek resolution of disputes with mediators find that there are many advantages to civil mediation. The first and most obvious is the cost. Because many, if not most, mediators charge by the hour and because most mediation require one business day or less, the cost tends to be far less than civil lawsuits.
Civil mediation is a voluntary process, and as long as the dispute does not adhere to the definitions of family law or criminal law, mediation is a viable and often preferable option. All parties involved in the dispute merely need to agree to mediation as the means for resolution. More and more, courts are referring cases to mediation of civil cases. The courts do not have the time or resources to conduct a trial for all civil cases, so mediation is becoming a preferable alternative. Another benefit to mediation is that the resolutions that are reached are typically more satisfying to the parties involved in the dispute.
Experienced Civil Mediator in Woodbury, MN
If you are involved in a dispute in the Woodbury area, please let us help you. Lesa Koski is a highly trained attorney and mediator who will not only be able to understand the legal aspects of your case but will demonstrate depth of understanding of your situation. Contact Lesa for more information about her civil mediation services in Woodbury, MN by calling (651) 214-5057.