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Using mediation to settle a dispute

In mediation, you will meet with the other party and a mediator. The purpose of the meeting is to try to reach an agreement between you and the other party to settle the dispute. The mediator is not a judge and will not decide on the solution, but will help the parties reach an agreement.

Hennepin County District Court encourages the use of mediation to settle your dispute. Read a brochure for more information about pre-filing mediation.

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Benefits of Mediation
  • Parties have equal say in the solution
  • Low or no cost
  • Quick
  • Mediate days, evenings or weekends - no missed work
  • Sessions scheduled in your neighborhood
  • Less stress
  • Informal
Types of Disputes
  • Business
  • Contracts
  • Creditors and Debtors
  • Damage to property
  • Employer/employee
  • Landlord/Tenant
Mediation Programs in Hennepin County


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