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*No Lawyers Allowed does not give legal advice. We educate folks about options for handling problems without needing to involve lawyers and courts, and we offer mediation and dispute resolution services. If you want legal advice, you should hire an attorney.

FAQs

Someone I Know Is in A Dispute That Is Registered with NLA.

Can I Pay for Their Half Even Though I Am Not Involved?

WHAT IS MEDIATION?

MEDIATION IS A VOLUNTARY PROCESS.  IT IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO GOING TO COURT.  IT IS A PROCESS DESIGNED TO HELP PEOPLE IN A DISPUTE GET IT RESOLVED.  IT IS A CONFIDENTIAL PROCESS.  SO, WHAT IS SAID THERE, STAYS THERE.  A MEDIATOR IS A NEUTRAL THIRD-PARTY.  IN OTHER WORDS, THEY ARE NOT ROOTING FOR EITHER SIDE TO WIN.  A NO LAWYERS ALLOWED MEDIATOR IS A CERTIFIED DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPECIALIST WHO USES THEIR TRAINING TO HELP PEOPLE IN A DISPUTE GET IT RESOLVED. 

 

DOES MEDIATION WORK?

MEDIATION IS A VERY EFFECTIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TOOL. IT IS CHEAPER, QUICKER, AND MORE FAIR THAN COURT WILL EVER BE.  IT ALSO SURE BEATS DUELING WITH PISTOLS.

 

WHY SHOULD I MEDIATE?

OUR COURT SYSTEM IS SAID TO BE THE BEST IN THE WORLD.  BUT, IT SHOULD BE YOUR LAST RESORT.  IT IS YOUR DISPUTE.  WHO BETTER TO DECIDE HOW TO GET IT RESOLVED THAN YOU?  MEDIATION ASSISTS YOU WITH THAT.  THE ALTERNATIVE IS TURNING YOUR FUTURE OVER TO A LAWYER, A JUDGE, AND JURY.  AND, AT THAT POINT, YOU GET WHAT YOU GET.  YOU LOSE ALL CONTROL OVER HOW YOUR DISPUTE IS RESOLVED.  AND, IT WILL TAKE FOREVER AND COST A LOT.  

 

HOW DOES NLA MEDIATION WORK?

EASY.

  1. REGISTER YOUR DISPUTE ON NOLAWYERS.ORG.  IT IS FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL.

  2. WE WILL SEND AN EMAIL INVITATION TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROBLEM TO MEDIATION.

  3. ONCE ALL AGREE TO MEDIATION, A TRAINED AND PROFESSIONAL MEDIATOR HELPS YOU GET THE DISPUTE RESOLVED.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

REGISTERING A PROBLEM IS FREE.  OUR EMAIL INVITATION TO THOSE INVOLVED IN THE PROBLEM IS FREE.  IF ALL INVOLVED IN THE PROBLEM AGREE TO MEDIATE, AND NO LAWYERS ALLOWED FACILITIES ARE USED, BASE MEDIATION SESSIONS ARE FOUR HOURS AND COST $1,000, WHICH IS SPLIT EQUALLY BY THOSE PARTICIPATING IN MEDIATION.  PRICING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE DETAILS OF THE DISPUTE.

 

IS IT WORTH IT? 

ONLY YOU CAN ANSWER THAT, BUT WE CAN HELP.  DO THE MATH.  IF YOU HIRE A LAWYER, YOU'LL BE PAYING AT LEAST A $1,500 RETAINER.  AND, IF YOU GET A LAWYER, THE OTHER SIDE WILL GET A LAWYER.  SO NOW, YOU'RE BOTH IN IT FOR $1,500.  THE LAWYERS WILL BLOW THROUGH THE $1,500 RETAINERS TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR DISPUTE AND GIVE YOU OPTIONS FOR RESOLVING IT.  YOU BOTH THEN PAY ANOTHER $1,500 AND, NOW, YOU'RE BOTH IN IT AT $3,000.  AND, LET'S SAY BOTH LAWYERS RECOMMEND MEDIATION.  YOU WILL PAY BOTH LAWYERS TO ATTEND ALONG WITH YOU, PLUS A MEDIATOR.  FIGURE AT LEAST A DAY LONG MEDIATION WITH EACH PERSON PAYING THEIR LAWYER $1,500 AND SPLITTING $1,500 FOR THE MEDIATOR.  SO, NOW YOU ARE BOTH INTO IT FOR $5,250.  OR, YOU CAN START WITH NO LAWYERS ALLOWED MEDIATION AND EACH PAY $500 TOWARD THE MEDIATION SESSION, AND BE DONE WITH IT.  NOW THAT'S WORTH IT.       

 

WHAT KINDS OF PROBLEMS DOES NLA MEDIATE?

NO LAWYERS ALLOWED DISPUTE RESOLUTION CAN HANDLE ANY TYPE OF PROBLEM.  LARGE, SMALL, AND OF WHATEVER NATURE.  AS LONG AS THERE ARE PEOPLE TO THE DISPUTE WILLING TO MEDIATE, WE CAN HELP GET IT RESOLVED.  TYPES OF DISPUTES WE CAN ASSIST WITH INCLUDE: CONTRACT DISPUTES, INSURANCE DISPUTES, DISPUTES BETWEEN HOMEOWNERS AND CONTRACTORS, DISPUTES BETWEEN CAR LOTS AND CAR BUYERS, DISPUTES BETWEEN LANDLORDS AND TENANTS, DISPUTES BETWEEN NEIGHBORS, EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES, AND MORE. 

 

WHERE WILL MEDIATION TAKE PLACE?

MEDIATION IS MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN THE PARTICIPANTS MEET WITH A MEDIATOR IN PERSON.  MEDIATION WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE COUNTY AND STATE WHERE THE DISPUTE WOULD END UP IN COURT.  THE PEOPLE IN THE DISPUTE CAN ALSO AGREE ON A LOCATION.  NO LAWYERS ALLOWED ALSO OFFERS VIRTUAL MEDIATION SESSIONS FOR PEOPLE IN A DISPUTE WHERE TRAVEL IS NOT FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE.            

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR MEDIATION?

NO LAWYERS ALLOWED WILL PREPARE YOU FOR MEDIATION.  YOU WILL RECEIVE ACCESS TO VIDEO AND WRITTEN TUTORIALS ABOUT MEDIATION AND HOW TO PREPARE AND WHAT TO EXPECT.  WE HELP YOU GET ORGANIZED AND PREPARED SO WHEN MEDIATION STARTS WE CAN FOCUS ON GETTING YOUR DISPUTE RESOLVED.  

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

 

WILL IT LOOK LIKE I HAVE A BAD CASE IF I ASK FOR MEDIATION?

NOPE.  NO ONE KNOWS WHO REGISTERED THE DISPUTE FOR MEDIATION ON NO LAWYERS ALLOWED.  AND, EVERYONE WHO SAYS YES TO MEDIATION LOOKS BRAVE AND STRONG FOR BELIEVING THEY ARE BEST SUITED TO RESOLVE THEIR DISPUTE.

 

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ALL THE CONTACT INFO FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH THE PROBLEM?

COMPLETE EACH FIELD TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY AND INCLUDE OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IN THE DESCRIPTION FIELD.  WE'LL DO WHAT WE CAN TO FILL IN THE GAPS.  OR EMAIL US DIRECTLY: ASK@NOLAWYERS.ORG

 

SOMEONE I KNOW IS IN A DISPUTE THAT IS REGISTERED WITH NLA. CAN I PAY FOR THEIR HALF EVEN THOUGH I AM NOT INVOLVED?

ABSOLUTELY. YOU CAN GIVE THE GIFT OF RESOLUTION BY CLICKING HERE

 

WILL I HAVE TO MEET WITH THE PERSON I AM IN A DISPUTE WITH?

NO, YOU WON'T.  NO LAWYERS ALLOWED USES A CAUCUS-STYLE MEDIATION WHERE THE PEOPLE WORKING ON RESOLVING THE DISPUTE ARE IN SEPARATE ROOMS.   

 

CAN I USE NLA IF I ALREADY HAVE A LAWYER? 

YES, YOU CAN.  YOU ARE THE MASTER OF YOUR DESTINY.  YOU CAN ASK YOUR LAWYER TO PUT THINGS ON HOLD.  YOU CAN ASK YOUR LAWYER TO HELP YOU GET PREPARED FOR MEDIATION - THEY JUST CAN'T COME.  YOU CAN EVEN ASK YOUR LAWYER WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT MEDIATING WITH NO LAWYERS ALLOWED - OF COURSE, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED, THEIR ANSWER MIGHT BE BIASED. 

 

WHAT IF THE PROBLEM IS NOT RESOLVED AT MEDIATION?

IT IS TRUE THAT NOT ALL DISPUTES ARE RESOLVED AT MEDIATION.  BUT, MOST DO.  IF YOU DO NOT REACH A RESOLUTION, YOU WILL LEAVE YOUR NO LAWYERS ALLOWED MEDIATION MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT YOUR DISPUTE AND WITH LOTS TO THINK ABOUT.  YOU WILL ALSO BE BETTER INFORMED ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS FOR RESOLVING YOUR DISPUTE GOING FORWARD.  PEOPLE TO A DISPUTE CAN ALSO TRY MEDIATION AGAIN.  SOMETIMES IT TAKES A MORE THAN ONE MEDIATION SESSION BEFORE PEOPLE ARE READY TO GET A DISPUTE RESOLVED.          

 

HOW DO I BECOME A NLA MEDIATOR? 

 

I AM A LAWYER.  WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD I EVER RECOMMEND NLA?

SIMPLE.  BECAUSE YOU ARE AN ETHICAL LAWYER WHO CHOOSES TO PUT YOUR CLIENT'S INTERESTS AHEAD OF YOUR OWN.  YOU KNOW THAT NOT EVERY DISPUTE YOU HEAR ABOUT IS WORTH THE EXPENSE OF LITIGATION.  SOMETIMES PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP TO FIND A COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO A REAL PROBLEM.  DO THEM A FAVOR AND SUGGEST THEY CONTACT NO LAWYERS ALLOWED MEDIATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES.  IF THE DISPUTE ISN'T RESOLVED, THE CLIENT WILL COME BACK TO YOU.