There are many mediators available for you to choose from. Where I differentiate myself is by giving convenient and professional mediation services to my clients.
What should you look for when you choose a mediator? The qualifications of a mediator should be where you start. The best proxy for mediator quality is mediator training and experience as a mediator. These are questions you should ask of every mediator:
- How much experience does the mediator have (years and cases)?
- What style of mediation does the mediator primarily use (facilitative, evaluative or transformative)?
- Is mediation the primary business of the mediator?
- How can the mediator help you achieve your goals?
- Where did the mediator receive their training and what type of training was it?
- Is the mediator accredited by a reputable organization?
- Does the mediator practice in the subject area that you require (i.e. divorce vs. commercial)?
- What is the mediator’s settlement rate?
- Is the mediator a member of and active in professional mediation and conflict resolution groups?
- Is the mediator listed on a court roster or other rosters?
- Does the mediator have convenient hours and location(s)?
Beyond these items, you should also feel comfortable with the mediator on a personal level. After all, this is a person you will be having frank conversations with and divulging personal information to.
Why use Sanns ADR and Marvin the Mediator?
- He is an Accredited Professional Mediator as granted by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, the only statewide organization who accredits mediators.
- Marvin has the highest quality of training, from New York University, Hofstra Law School and the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.
- Training included supervised, hands-on mediation of real cases
- The primary business of Sanns ADR Services is neutral services (mediation and arbitration). Marvin is a full-time neutral.
- As a trainer, teacher and mentor, Marvin trains dozens of mediation students each year.
- Marvin largely uses a facilitative style of mediation, but can adjust to other styles as each client requires
- Marvin is a leader in the mediation community and actively involved in the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) on many levels.
- He presses mediator quality initiatives forward to improve the quality of all NJ mediators
- Marvin is a member of the roster of mediators for Superior Court in NJ as well as for Storm Sandy insurance claim mediations.
- Sanns and Marvin brings convenience to clients:
- Mediations can be held at your office or mine
- Offices located around the state and country — bringing the mediator to you
- Accepting credit cards for flexible payments
- Night and weekend hours available to work around your busy work and life schedule