Mediation is a way to help solve your legal problems. It can be done to avoid “going to court” and can also be done with your lawyers in your court case. Mediation is cost effective and can help reduce the stress and collateral damage that goes along with solving problems through the traditional court process. It also allows for confidentiality, and personal information can be kept out of a publicly open court file. If you have a lawyer, PNW Mediation recommends that you educate yourself about the mediation process and then talk to your lawyer about you might take advantage of mediation in your case.