Settlement Conference Facilitator
A Settlement Conference (“SC”) is a voluntary, collaborative process intended to assist disputing parties in negotiating a legally binding solution to their disputes. It is facilitated by a Settlement Conference Facilitator (“Facilitator”). The process is informal. The parties may discuss with the Facilitator and the other parties the factual and legal issues and any other matters that they deem pertinent. All parties will have a full opportunity to be heard. The parties or their representatives should have authority to agree to a legally binding solution. The parties are not required to reach a settlement. Any of the parties may terminate the SC at any time prior to reaching a settlement. However, if the parties do reach a settlement and execute a written agreement, the agreement is enforceable in the same manner as any other written contract.