Defendant files ANSWER
Fact finding occurs through DISCOVERY
Any and All MOTIONS
Possible JUDGMENT, MEDIATION or SETTLEMENT is entered.
A TRIAL may occur when settlement is not reached.
Many court systems require that a case go before mediation before it can proceed with a trial. Mediation is a meeting with the parties and their attorneys to reach an amicable settlement in the case. Mediation sessions can be conducted with all parties in the same room, via teleconference or parties separated. A mediator, a third party to the case, will conduct the proceedings and encourage a compromise of the parties typically through a written or oral recommendation. Mediation can bring an adequate resolution to the case without the cost and long time frame associated with a trial.
At Northwest, we serve as registered agents for service of process in any state for our clients to help you keep your lawsuit mediation more private. As your agent, your complaint will come to us instead of you, and we then upload the full scan of the complaint into your online account immediately. No more nasty visits to your workplace or home. You can view more about our services for whatever state you're in below.
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