Like mediation, conciliation is a voluntary, flexible, confidential, and interest based process. The parties seek to reach an amicable solution with the assistance of the conciliator, who acts as a neutral third party.
The main difference between conciliation and mediation proceedings is that, at some point during the conciliation, the conciliator will be asked by the parties to provide them with a non-binding settlement proposal.
Conciliation is a voluntary mechanism, where the parties involved are free to agree to and attempt to resolve their dispute by conciliation. The process is flexible, allowing parties to define the time, structure and content of the conciliation proceedings. At BODENHEIMER HERZBERG our clients benefit from our experience, both as conciliators as well as party’s counsel in conciliation proceedings.