An important factor in alternative dispute resolution is the manner in which each party handles the exchange of relevant information. The litigation process is known for concealing relevant information from opposing parties; however, new legal transparencies and software make it difficult to “hide” information.
Mediation is a very straight-forward and transparent process at its core, which means sharing information among parties helps facilitate the resolution.
Each party, attorney, mediator and neutral brings something important to the mediation process, and understands the value of a smooth dispute resolution. Sharing relevant information is helpful and will not hinder the ADR process, because it acts to bring each party closer the fundamental details of the case.