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Is Fairly Legal, Fairly Accurate?

From the moment I saw the first commercial of Fairly Legal, I was anticipating the USA show which premiered on January, 20, 2011. Kate Reed is a litigator-turned-mediator who is using her legal knowledge to help disputing parties resolve their issues in a non-adversarial way.

I was thrilled to see a show talking about mediation since I recently followed in Kate Reed's footsteps and made the leep to mediation. After watching three episodes, its easy to see that the show is more entertaining than accurate. However, I would like to thank USA for helping mediators advertise this new and alternative form of dispute resolution to the public. With all the time I spend trying to educate and introduce the public to mediation, it will be much easier to explain the process by saying two easy words "fairly legal". Hopefully Fairly Legal will popularize a profession that is still new and not well understood. On the other hand, The show makes mediation look easy and it seems like the mediator does all the work to come up with the solutions. In reality, it takes time and hard work for the parties to reach common ground and a creative solution that is mutually beneficial. The solutions are created by the parties and the mediator serves as a facilitator to keep all parties focused on the end goal. 

Mediation is a growing trend in civil, employment, estate and divorce disputes. My personal hope is that this show will demonstrate the positive impact this process has on our legal system and society. All in all, I support the show and I state" No Litigation, Only Mediation." 

To learn about the Mediation Process call The Law Offices of Tejal V. Patel, LLC. at 856-988-5453. It would be our pleasure to educate you and answer your questions to see if this process is right for you.

Categories: Family Law, Divorce, Divorce Mediation
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