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AEP Mediation, PLLC
AEP Mediation,  PLLC

AEP Mediation, PLLC

AEP Mediation PLLC, (doing business as, AEP Mediation & Notary Services) is a leading mediation firm dedicated to resolving conflicts, fostering understanding, and facilitating productive conversations across the United States. Established with a vision of making mediation accessible and effective for all, we specialize in remote mediation services, providing nationwide coverage through a team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals.

Our Team:

At AEP, our success hinges on the expertise and commitment of our team, which has over 200 years of combined alternative dispute resolution/mediation experience. Currently, we have a roster of 16 remote mediators, 2 remote notaries, and 8 remote interpreters who are strategically located throughout the United States. Our talented professionals are the heart and soul of our organization, ensuring that clients receive the highest level of service and support.

Diversity and Inclusion:

We take immense pride in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment at AEP. We believe that the strength of our team lies in its diversity, and we welcome individuals from all walks of life. Regardless of financial background, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or self-identification, everyone is embraced and valued within our organization. Our commitment to respect and inclusivity is at the core of everything we do.

Client-Centric Approach:

At AEP, we’ve successfully cultivated strong relationships with clients from all backgrounds. Our track record includes working with a wide array of relationships, and we approach each case with the same level of respect and dedication. Our goal is to empower every individual involved, ensuring that their voices are heard, and their needs are met. Regardless of the outcome, all our clients leave the mediation process feeling satisfied with their experience.

Professional Excellence:

Our mediators are highly qualified, with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, extensive mediation experience, and a history of volunteer work in their respective fields. They have also completed rigorous 40-hour training programs in their respective states and continually meet all continuing education requirements. This commitment to excellence ensures that our clients receive top-tier mediation services.

Empowering the Mediation Process:

At AEP, our mediation process is straightforward yet personalized. We empower clients every step of the way, from the initial coordination and preparation phase to the moment they receive their legally binding, court-enforceable documents. Our approach ensures that clients are well-informed and engaged throughout the entire process, fostering a sense of empowerment and control.

In summary, AEP Mediation Services is committed to fostering understanding, resolving conflicts, and promoting inclusivity nationwide. Our dedicated team, diverse and inclusive culture, and client-centric approach set us apart in the field of mediation. We are proud to empower individuals and organizations, regardless of their backgrounds, to find mutually beneficial solutions to their disputes, leaving them satisfied with their mediation experience.

ADR Experience

Our team comprises 16 highly skilled mediators with a cumulative experience exceeding 200 years. The breadth of experience within our team is noteworthy, ranging from a minimum of 3 years of dedicated solo mediation practice for our least experienced mediator, to a median experience level of 12 years among our mediators, and an impressive 30+ years of experience held by our most seasoned mediator.

A significant factor contributing to the depth of expertise within our team is the extensive volunteer work undertaken by the majority of our mediators, either in the past or ongoing, providing mediation services to local courts. This commitment has exposed them to a diverse array of mediation and settlement scenarios, thereby enriching their skill set and knowledge base. In addition to their volunteer work, our mediators have also amassed substantial experience through their contractual and private practice endeavors.

This diverse experience has uniquely positioned our mediators as experts in several crucial aspects of mediation. They excel in drafting legally binding agreements, adeptly facilitating negotiations and fostering effective communication among parties, and ensuring that all involved parties are comprehensively informed and empowered throughout the mediation process. This wealth of experience, coupled with their commitment to diversity and inclusivity, underscores our team’s exceptional ability to navigate complex mediation situations with professionalism and expertise.

Approach

Our approach to mediation is characterized by a diverse team of professionals, each bringing a unique style and perspective to the process. Our mediators possess a wide range of qualities, from formality to a more relaxed demeanor, and from directive to passive yet effective approaches. What sets our team apart is their exceptional ability to adapt seamlessly to the specific dynamics and atmosphere of each mediation session, ensuring a harmonious and effective process.

Irrespective of their individual styles, all our mediators maintain a steadfast commitment to the core principles of mediation. They remain impartial, allowing clients to retain decision-making authority, safeguarding the confidentiality of all proceedings, and empowering all parties with the information and autonomy necessary to exercise self-determination.

Furthermore, our Founder and CEO, who also serves as the Mediation Coordinator, plays a pivotal role in ensuring that every couple or group is carefully matched with the most suitable mediator for their unique circumstances. Throughout the mediation process, she takes a highly personalized approach, diligently following up with the involved parties to ensure their needs are met. Her unwavering dedication ensures that all individuals involved in our mediation services emerge from the process not only satisfied but confident in the outcome and the quality of service they have received.

Education

Our mediators are highly qualified, boasting a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, extensive mediation experience, and a commendable history of volunteer work within their respective fields. To further augment their expertise, each mediator has undergone rigorous 40-hour training programs specific to their respective fields and states, consistently fulfilling continuing education requirements. Our diverse team encompasses mediators with educational backgrounds spanning various disciplines, ensuring a well-rounded approach to mediation. You can explore brief bios of our mediators on our website, and we are diligently working toward providing comprehensive full-page profiles for each mediator by the end of 2023.

Additionally, our team includes four U.S. attorneys, three international attorneys, and three mediators with prior formal legal education. This commitment to excellence reinforces our mission to deliver top-tier mediation services, enriched by a wealth of legal knowledge and expertise.

Furthermore, we take pride in our team of professional interpreters hailing from around the world, boasting extensive experience in consecutive remote interpreting services; and, each of our interpreters have completed very impressive educational courses and degrees in the art of language. We have more information about their educational backgrounds in their short bios on our “Resources for Mediation” page. These interpreters cover an impressive array of languages, including Spanish, French, Creole, Arabic, Mandarin, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, and Cantonese. We are also actively working on expanding our language offerings to better serve our diverse clientele.

Our team of remote notaries is small, but we are working on adding more once the demand exceeds the availability we have currently. Each notary we have is not only approved by their state Governor to provide notary services locally, but have also met the educational requirements to become certified and provide remote notary services all over the world.

Remarkably, our mediation team alone possesses the linguistic capacity to accommodate nine different languages other than English, exemplifying our dedication to inclusivity and effective communication in mediation. Those languages are French; Spanish; Arabic; Farsi; Portuguese; Hindi; Lingala; and, Tshiluba.

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Appellate
  • Autism
  • Automotive
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Cannabis
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Evictions
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • General
  • Government
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Native American
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Pet Mediation
  • Postal Service
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Social Security
  • Special Education
  • Transportation
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

Fees and Provisos

Mediation Services:

  • $300 (usually split by parties) per 2-hour session for Rental Eviction Mediations
  • $400 (usually split by parties) per 2-hour session for Family/Divorce, School, Workplace, Neighbor Disputes; and Business, Contract, Real Estate, and Civil Disputes under $30,000.
  • $600 (usually split by parties) per 2-hour session for Business, Contract, Appellate, Real Estate, or Civil Disputes over $30,000.

Remote Notary Services:

  • 1 Notary Seal: $25
  • Additional Seals: $8 each
  • Additional Signers: $5 each

Interpreting Services (only for mediation services, per 2-hour session):

  • $60 per party needing interpreting services

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Family
  • Appellate
  • County Civil
  • Dependency
  • Circuit Civil
  • Special Education
  • Faith Based

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Lingala
  • Tshiluba
  • Farsi
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