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Civic mediation is a form of dispute resolution designed to help people resolve conflicts in their communities. It is used when two or more parties are in disagreement and need help resolving the issue without resorting to litigation. Mediators provide an impartial third party to facilitate communication between both sides and identify common ground on which they can agree. The goal of civic mediation is to come up with a mutually satisfactory solution that all parties involved can accept.

In order for civic mediation to be successful, it requires trained professionals who are able to assess the situation, remain unbiased, and strive for a peaceful outcome. A mediator should have knowledge of the particular conflict at hand as well as legal understanding of what could happen if no agreement is reached. They must also have strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to create an environment of trust between the parties involved.

Civic mediation can be used to resolve a variety of conflicts, ranging from disputes over land use and zoning laws to neighborly disagreements. It is especially beneficial in community-wide problems such as housing developments or environmental projects that involve multiple stakeholders. Civic mediation enables people who are invested in the issue to come together and find common ground on which they can agree without going through costly litigation processes.

Although civic mediation does not guarantee a solution to every conflict, it provides a much more effective way for communities to work together towards resolving issues peacefully and productively.

The information on this site is not intended to replace impartial legal advice. While we endeavour to bring you the most up to date information, we cannot guarantee this.

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