Everyone knows of courts and how they generally function, drawing on past cases and legal doctrines. However, there is also an out-of-the-court system that helps to solve the discussion in a rather informal method, which contrasts greatly with court. Mediation Hearing is a system that incorporates a third party between the two main parties in disputes, offering its own perspective or assistance, which might help reduce the work for the judiciary. This system is primarily used for would-be civil cases.
One might realize that resolving conflicts in this way might help protect the privacy of the involved parties. This is one of the main reasons Mediation Hearing is practiced in the first place.
So this raises the question, would someone be held liable in court for not attending Mediation Hearing? The discussion being that Mediation Hearing is an out-of-court deal; it would not lead to any corporal punishment. Though one should know that the court suggests in some instances that the case should be given a chance to mediated by a third party and by an approved mediator. One must keep in mind that the court can send a notice to the accused for not attending the meeting. It does not lead to any conclusion only that the party concerned would be thought of as being irresponsible. The court would keep in mind the keenness of the party to participate in the discussion, as they were not in attendance. With failures to appear in the Mediation Hearing, the case would go back to court and would be dealt with per the court procedures. If it did happen, that the case went back in the court, this will be a negative point in the concerned party’s favor and giving a plus point to the one that did attend the meeting.
Certain factors that lead to Mediation hearing would be, for example, that the accused party was not willing to publicize its problems and would rather have them solved through a private session. Mediation Hearing is and always will be free for the public, the reason being that no officials involved and no court hearing is involved. It is always that the case is solved through an easier approach to and from the parties.
Some of the advantages of Mediation Hearing are that it is easy and cheap-since it’s free. The results are flexible on account that the parties can freely discuss without being intimidated by the court’s atmosphere. Legal representatives present at the Mediation hearing can be of help and can offer their own insights on the case as well. People can discuss with open minds and can have informal discussion on the dispute.
In the event that the case is not solved by Mediation Hearing, the court has the sole right to deal with it. It can either dismiss the case wholly depending on the discussions in the meeting, or can agree upon the conclusion of the hearing itself. The decision of the Mediation Hearing is not the final decision. The court has the final word.