Mediation is a dispute resolution process in which an impartial third party, the mediator, facilitates negotiations among the parties to help them reach a mutually acceptable settlement. The parties and their attorneys, with the assistance of the mediator, work toward a solution with which they are comfortable. The purpose of mediation is not to decide who is right or wrong, but rather its goal is to give the parties the opportunity to express feelings, clear up misunderstandings, determine interests or concerns, find areas of agreement, and ultimately, incorporate these areas into solutions.
The New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution developed the mediation program for use in Civil, General Equity and Probate cases. Charles Z. Schalk, Esq. of Savo, Schalk, Gillespie, O’Grodnick & Fisher is an experienced mediator who appears on the State of New Jersey roster of qualified and court-approved mediators. Mr. Schalk mediates civil litigation matters including employment litigation, construction litigation, personal injury and complex business disputes.