Conciliation Law and Legal Definition

Conciliation is the act of adjusting or settling disputes in a friendly manner through out of court means. Conciliation means bringing two opposing sides together to reach a compromise in an attempt to avoid taking a case to trial. Conciliation is a method under alternate dispute resolution. In the U.S., conciliation is admissible previous to any submission in court. In conciliation, both the parties select a third party who hears both sides and then prepares a compromise that the conciliator feels as a fair disposition of the matter in dispute.