Many litigants find that mediation of their disputes results in resolution. As a trained mediator, Julie actively provides mediation services to litigants and their attorneys. Courts frequently appoint Julie as the mediator in pending litigation and many attorneys request her services independent of court appointment. Mediated agreements are certainly preferable to trials for many litigants given the time, emotional toll and expense experienced when matters are tried before a court. Most of the cases mediated by Julie have resulted in successful resolution of the case.