Joseph F Bruce Attorney at Law

Mediation Offered by Joseph F. Bruce, Attorney at Law

Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. MediationPic

Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community and family matters. The term “mediation” broadly refers to any instance in which a third party helps others reach agreement. More specifically, mediation has a structure, timetable and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential, possibly enforced by law. Participation is typically voluntary. The mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates rather than directs the process. Mediators use various techniques to open, or improve, dialogue and empathy between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement. Much depends on the mediator’s skill and training. As the practice gained popularity, training programs, certifications and licensing followed, producing trained, professional mediators committed to the discipline.


Joseph F. Bruce is a Maryland Court Certified Mediator and does facilitation’s for Anne Arundel County

He is on the Court Appointed mediator programs of Courts in Anne Arundel and Howard County mediating domestic matters both for child access (custody and visitation ) as well as marital property issues in Divorce.
He is on the non domestic civil panel  as well in Howard County.
He is a member of the Anne Arundel County Bar and receive Lawyer Referral from it.. A member of  the Maryland State Bar Association and a member of the ADR (meditation), negligence ( personal injury) and the Bankruptcy panels.
In addition a member of the American Bar Association .

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