CALM is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation specializing in helping the common citizen and small businesses negotiate the system before, during or after the legal process. We're dedicated to the principle that fairness and justice can be found other than in administrative or government tribunals or in street justice.
Mediation is an informal process allowing the parties themselves to reach their own solutions based on their own individual needs, interests and capabilities. Agreements can be binding. CALM does not provide legal counsel. We do provide document review and referral.
Our firm specializes in mediating disputes, claims and conflicts involving what are commonly known in the industry as community matters__landlord-tenant, neighbor-neighbor and consumer-merchant matters, among others. Mediation as an alternative to the increasingly inefficient courts is not a new idea, but an idea whose time has come. "Point out...how the nominal winner is often the real loser - in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of becoming a good man. " --Abe Lincoln
Choices, not judgments