Before mediation begins (and assuming the Mediator determines the case is appropriate for mediation), the parties should sign a Mediation Agreement or an Agreement to Mediate. which sets out the principle terms of the mediation process.Read More
Screening is absolutely essential to the mediation process and I consider it a mandatory first step, a prelude to any further consideration of mediation as a possible method for addressing a dispute.
Many mediators do not screen. They either do not believe it is necessary to screen the parties in advance or they do not understand the importance of screening. In either case, they by pass a vital diagnostic tool.Read More