What is Med-Arb?
Med-Arb is a hybrid approach which combines the benefits of both mediation and arbitration. In this process, parties first attempt to reach an agreement with the help of a mediator. If the issues remain unresolved or the mediation comes to an impasse, the parties may move on to arbitration. If qualified as an arbitrator, the mediator can assume the new role and make a binding decision quickly as all the facts are already known, or the mediator can hand over the case to an arbitrator.