Mediation in Chicago

Mediation Resources

Mediation is a great cost effective option that allows both sides to be heard and to collectively make the final decision. Stoute Communications in Chicago offers excellent mediation services to assist parties in resolving a wide range of disputes.


How to prepare for a mediation:


  • Try to remember all the facts pertaining to the case. Keep a journal if possible. 
  • Gather all documents and any evidence that you may have to support your case
  • Mediation can run long so allocate enough time that includes parking and taking care of outside responsibilities 
  • Determine what you want from the mediation and areas that are negotiable


What to expect during the mediation process:


The goal is for both parties to come to a mutual and satisfactory agreement.  

The participants retain decision making power and the likelihood of success is greater when the participants feel involved in the process and can agree to something that they can both achieve. 



The role of the mediator:


The mediator is neutral and does not have an interest in the matter. Understand that the mediator is not a judge and the purpose of mediation is to try to come to a mutual and satisfactory agreement. The role of the mediator is to facilitate discussions that ultimately get parties on the same page concerning resolution.


Once an agreement has been reached the mediator will prepare a written document summarizing the agreement which both parties will sign. Any other questions and concerns will be addressed to ensure both parties are clear on expectations.



Our Competitive Differentiation:


Unlike our competitors, Stoute Communications offers a unique non-attorney perspective that makes clients feel at ease during the mediation process . Keisha brings a wealth of mediation expertise and knowledge from her previous careers in counseling and mental health, management and higher education, and is able to guide parties to creative solutions.  

Keisha is one of the most energized, dedicated and skilled mediators- Taryn Fisher

Keisha is one of the most energized, dedicated and skilled mediators- Taryn Fisher