Will I have to give up my case if I go to mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary, non-binding process. The mediator has no authority to make decisions or force the parties to accept any terms. The mediator does not give legal advice. Instead, the mediator’s role is to help the parties identify obstacles to settlement and develop strategies to overcome those obstacles. Generally a mediated settlement resolves the entire dispute between the parties and court proceedings are not necessary.