What is Mediation?


Mediation is a process where a neutral third party, called the Mediator – assists the parties to the action look for a resolution that works for all involved.

Mediators, are not Judges. They do not decide the case, or order settlements. The Mediator’s role is to help facilitate dispute resolution and negotiation.

Mediation helps the parties communicate better, negotiate with each other in a constructive manner, settle disputes (some, if not all), and facilitate settlement of the lawsuit outside of Court.

What will your lawyer’s at JRJ Law do for you at Mediation?

  • We will maximize opportunities to advance your interests
  • We will set up the mediation for success
  • We will encourage Settlement, but will not encourage unfair Settlement

Benefits of Mediation

  • Informal;
  • Confidential;
  • Saves Time; and
  • Saves Money!

Is Mediation for you?

Certain civil litigation and estates matter in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor are subject to the Mandatory Mediation Program.

Rule 24.1 of the Rules of Civil Procedure establishes mandatory mediation for case managed civil, non-family actions, and Rule 95.1 brings contested estates, trusts and substitute decisions matters within mandatory mediation.

All parties to an action, even those not part of the Mandatory Mediation Program, can propose Mediation to the other party, and effectively and efficiently settle this case. In most cases, it makes sense to mediate.

There is no winning or losing at Mediation!