Placer Dispute Resolution Service (PDRS)

Community Mediation in Placer County

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a way for people to work out their problems and arrive at mutually agreeable resolutions with the help of trained, impartial mediators who facilitate productive, future focused communication between the parties.

Mediation is a better way to settle differences than a costly and time consuming court battle, calling in an authority figure, or enduring an ongoing conflict.

It is a voluntary, confidential settlement process which allows you to control the decisions which affect your family, business, finances, and life rather than having an outcome imposed by a third party.

"The courts of this country should not be the places where the resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where disputes end - after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried."

Sandra Day O'Connor
Former Associate Justice,
United States Supreme Court

"The notion that ordinary people want black-robed judges, well-dressed lawyers and fine courtrooms as settings to resolve their issues is not correct. People with problems, like people with pain, want relief, and they want it as quickly and inexpensively as possible..."

Warren E. Burger,
Former Chief Justice,
United States Supreme Court

"I never made a deal of any lasting value unless the other guy felt he won something too"

Lee Iacocca

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbor to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses and waste of time."

Abraham Lincoln