Private Arbitration: Can It Help Me Resolve My Legal Problem?

Private Arbitration: Can It Help Me Resolve My Legal Problem?

Private arbitration is an agreed upon method for parties to resolve current or future legal disputes in lieu of traditional court litigation.  Often times, private arbitration is simpler, faster, and cheaper than going to court to trial in civil cases.  However, this is not always…

What is Mediation and How Can It Help Me?

What is Mediation and How Can It Help Me?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process that includes a neutral third-party, who attempts to resolve disputes  by seeking the parties’ agreement to a negotiated solution. Mediation is not litigation or arbitration.  In litigation and arbitration, a judge or an arbitrator resolves a dispute…

Understanding Oregon's Mandatory Circuit Court-Annexed Arbitration

Understanding Oregon's Mandatory Circuit Court-Annexed Arbitration

If you have been sued or are considering suing someone in Oregon Circuit Court, familiarize yourself with Oregon’s mandatory Court-Annexed Arbitration process.  Hopefully, this article will help provide some background.   For civil cases where monetary damages do not exceed $50,000.00, the County Circuit Court…