Mediation is a process that’s been around for about 20, 25 years. And what it is, is it’s a forced court ordered settlement conference. A trained mediator acts as a devils advocate and as a protagonist to seek to get the parties to go ahead and try to settle the case. All proceedings including settlement negotiations at mediation are confidential and cannot be used in court. What this does, is it gives you and the other side an opportunity to openly express your views and seek to have the case settled at mediation.