- What is online mediation at PeopleClaim?
PeopleClaim's mediation process is a unique form of dispute resolution that works by crowdsourcing settlement suggestions for cases publicly posted on PeopleClaim. There are several advantages, including giving disputing parties the ability to choose from multiple settlement suggestions, helping narrow the issues under discussion, and giving valuable public feedback about the claim's fairness and what the best resolution would be. Parties can "like" a mediator's suggestion as a way of giving feedback to both the online mediator and to the counterparty in the case regarding the terms that might satisfy them. Once both parties have liked a contributed resolution, PeopleClaim notifies each side and asks if they would settle based on it. If they agree, the case is settled. If not, the parties are invited to seek additonal input from mediators and debate the matter until mutually acceptable terms have been reached. Once the case is settled, it is removed from PeopleClaim's online directory and the mediator whose resolution suggestion was the basis for settlement receives recognition points and any cash rewards that have been contributed.
- What are the benefits to disputants?
PeopleClaim's unique online mediation process has several advantages:
- It gives both sides input from the public about the merits and fairness of their position in the case.
- It provides multiple resolution suggestions to choose from, which allows the parties to discover creative solutions and better understand each other's positions as they move toward mutually aggeable settlement.
- Cost and convenience: claims can be resolved on PeopleClaim quickly and at a fraction of the cost of other forms of dispute resolution. Disputing parties can request free advice from the resolution community or provide a cash reward. as incentive for more resolution suggestions. Either way, cases can often be resolved at a small fraction of other forms of dispute resolution because there are multiple parties competing to find a winning resoluton.
- What are the benefits to mediators?
Becoming an online mediator is a rewarding experience that allows you to help people, earn money, and create a living resume of your negotiating and problem-solving skills. We notify mediators daily of new cases posting on the PeopleClaim website and allow them to choose when they want to work and the type of case they want ot work Online mediators build relationships with some of the largest companies in America, as well as potential clients for their own practices.
- Is PeopleClaim a legal system? What qualifications do I need to become an online mediator?
PeopleClaim is an alternative dispute resolution channel that is separate from the legal system. However, cases resolved through PeopleClaim can be legally binding through our online agreement, which is executed by the parties upon mutual voluntary agreement to terms suggested by our online mediators. There are no specific requirements to become an online mediator. However, our top mediators generally have good negotiation and problem-solving skill, a sense of justice, and a desire to help others resolve conflicts. Usually skills improve as you participate in more cases and learn specific techniques for helping parties resolve their disputes. Since you'll be particpating with other online mediators PeopleClaim lets you learn as you go. You can start slow by making minor suggestions on cases. Often you'll be working alongside other mediators, and your contributions will be among several that disputing parties will be considering.
- What type of cases can PeopleClaim online mediators participate in?
PeopleClaim's online mediation process can help resolve disputes regardless of type, size, or location. Our online mediators frequently help with cases involving consumer product and service issues, healthcare, family law, employee / emloyer disputes, landlord / tenant cases, cases involving government agencies, and a wide variety of conflicts that can be resolved through negotiatied settlement. Once a case is resolved it is removed from PeopleClaim's case directory; however the online mediator's point score and credit for resolution remain posted on his or her profile. While meany of our cases are mediated with international or multinational corporations, others involve small local businesses or person-to-person situations.
- How does my PeopleClaim profile help get me cases or advance my career?
While many of our cases are open to all online mediators, some are by invitation only from one or both parties to a dispute. This is especially true of more complex cases where cash rewards can be significantly higher. Disputing parties can review your profile history, bio, and point scores to determine if your experience fits their mediation needs. If so, they may invite you to mediate their case and compete for available cash rewards. Your online mediator profile is also public-facing and allows others to discover your successes on PeopleClaim and communicate directly through your profile messaging system.
- How does my participation help extend access to justice?
Becoming an online mediator can be both profitable and rewarding. Equally important is that you are helping bring justice to thousands of people who otherwise might not be able to find or afford representation for their case. PeopleClaim's goal is to create universal access to justice for all people, not just in the USA, but also in developing nations where access to civil justice is out of reach of the average citizen.
- What is the PeopleClaim ATIP student internship?
PeopleClaim's Advocacy Training for Interns Program (ATIP) allows law, prelaw, business, and social science students a chance to work with live cases to gain practical experience for their future careers. Whether you're planning to be a lawyer, mediator, social worker, entrepereneur / businessperson, or another profession, negotiating and problem-solving are core skill sets you'll use every day. PeopleClaim helps you hone and refine these skills while developing a living resume through your mediator profile. If your university or school doesn't already have an ATIP affiliation, you can contact us
directly and apply for membership online.