Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



Benefits of Mediation

One of the primary benefits of mediation is that it provides the charging parties and respondents with an opportunity to resolve their disputes in a timely manner, without the time, cost and stress of having to participate in a full investigation process (potentially involving interviews, responding to document requests and subpoenas, on-site investigations of property, etc.). It also allows the parties to come up with their own solutions to the issues—which may be different from those achievable as a result of litigation. Other benefits include:

  • Participants retain control of the outcome
  • Confidential process
  • Builds communication skills
  • Minimizes time and expense
  • Non-threatening environment
  • Clarifies the issues
  • Convenient
  • Efficient
  • Non-judgmental – no blame
  • Preserves relationships
  • Quicker/cheaper resolution of dispute
  • Creative approaches to resolving dispute
  • Allows parties to be heard