Small Claims Mediation Program
The purpose of small claims mediation at the Twenty Third Judicial District Court
is to serve Madison County by providing quality mediation services as an efficient,
cost-effective, and satisfying alternative means of resolving civil court disputes.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party (a mediator) helps disputing parties achieve a resolution that satisfes both of them. The mediator's primary objective is to encourage constructive communication between parties so that a mutually satisfying agreement can be reached. Mediators do not impose decisions. They help people find resolutions that will work for them.
The goal of mediation is to solve disputes and preserve relationships between individuals.