Choosing a neutral is an important decision. A neutral must see both sides of a dispute, be decisive, and know the area of law in dispute. Parties want a fair hearing while reducing the cost of extended litigation. We offer innovative neutral services that give the parties control, efficiency, and results.
Arbitration is a binding adjudicatory process to resolve legal disputes out of court. The parties choose, in writing, to have their claims heard by an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators instead of going to court. The parties also choose the set of rules that will apply to the arbitration.
Mediation is a voluntary negotiation to resolve legal disputes, facilitated by a neutral mediator. In mediation, the parties have the opportunity to share information about their positions while trying to negotiate a mutually agreeable outcome to their disputes.
July 2022 – Laura published “View From An Arbitrator, Tips to Increase Your Success in Arbitration” in the Rhode Island Bar Journal (July/Aug 2022)
February 2022 – Laura joined the Executive Committee for the RI Bar Association ADR Committee