In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, parties, their representatives or our Mediators and Arbitrators may not want to appear in person at hearings. In order to accommodate this, our Mediators and Arbitrators are proficient in the use of Zoom technology so that in such an instance, there will be an option to attend a hearing virtually.
Feedback we have received thus far has led us to conclude that while face-to-face hearings may be considered more desirable by some parties, the unpredictability of the pandemic makes venue flexibility for all participants an ideal way to address venue and attendance issues that may arise.
Litigation Alternatives has now made the transition to a virtual service model in addition to live hearings. Accordingly, our hearings will now be held at the office of the one of the parties or at a neutral site. Social distancing may be the order of the day along with with masks as an option of each participant.
As to our original service model, while our highly qualified and experienced “House Mediators & Arbitrators” handle most of our caseload, we are still committed to the concept of “mutual agreement” and are in the process of recruiting additional Mediators and Arbitrators and are listed above under the heading “Other Mediators.” Parties should feel free to submit additional names when there is mutual agreement.
Once all ground rules have been established, our “Case Administrators” will process and schedule all cases as quickly as possible within the parameters of all parties’ schedules. See below for contact information and our internet submission form.
All communications are deemed confidential unless permission has been granted.