The American Arbitration Association recently launched Mediation.org, designed to expand the Association’s focus on the fast-growing mediation component of the ADR industry.
Mediation.org is a web-based platform that bridges the day-to-day practice of mediation. It serves every aspect of the mediation community with an array of specialized services, including a database of best-practices knowledge, a comprehensive listing of mediation professionals by subject matter, and a broad and deep educational module. It is another major step in demonstrating how the AAA provides experience, innovation, and flexibility to its ADR clientele and helps meet the dynamics of mediation’s growth.
Nationally, somewhere between 95 and 98 percent of litigation cases are now resolved without going to trial, and the vast majority of those settlements result directly from mediation. Those are significant statistics in any industry, but they are especially important to the U.S. judicial system in which courts in all regions are seriously backlogged. Consequently, mediation is a trusted option for parties and the courts to resolve and move past differences and preserve relationships.