The Law Offices of Eugene Zemp DuBose P.C.
Attorney, Counselor, Mediator
State Bar No. 06151975
3905 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite D Dallas, Texas 75219 (866) 690-2410
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is an alternative to lawsuits in civil
disagreements. A mediator is a neutral third party whose job is not to take
sides or make decisions, but to help each party evaluate goals and options in
order to find a solution that works for everyone. When you reach an agreement
with an opposing party through mediation, you can make it legally binding by
writing down your decisions in the form of an enforceable contract. Or, in some
areas, you can have your agreement made part of a court judgment.
HOW DOES MEDIATION DIFFER FROM ARBITRATION?
A mediator normally has no authority to render a decision;
it's up to the parties themselves -- with the mediator's help -- to work
informally toward their own agreement. An arbitrator, on the other hand,
conducts a contested hearing between the parties and then, acting as a judge,
rends a legally binding decision.
MY MEDIATION EXPERIENCE
Appointed as mediator by Dallas County courts to mediate commercial, family
law, personal injury and workers compensation disputes
Over 110 mediations with an 85% success rate.
Volunteer Mediator at the Dispute Mediation Service of Dallas.
63.5 hours of classroom training as a mediator, including training with the
Dallas Bar Association and Settlement Consultants International.
62 hours of certified training in family dynamics, The Meadows, Wickenburg,
Extensive further training for which no certification has been provided in a
variety of institutions and workshops.