Many jurisdictions have mandatory mediation schemes of one type or another. Some are by a legislative scheme as is the case in British Columbia, 1 where any party can trigger the process to begin. Other jurisdictions,…more
An effective Mediator knows that often the parties’ bargaining positions are not reflective of what truly stands behind their positions. While on the surface it may seem that the issue is simply dollars and cents, the fact is…more
The focus of the civil justice system over the past number of years has, in large measure, been driven by a desire to both reduce the skyrocketing costs associated with litigation as well as the time frame for rendering a…more
As mentioned in my earlier post The Mediator as a Facilitator, one of the challenges in mediation is how to deal with the breakdown in communication and trust between the parties. As is often the case, they may not have spoken…more
As an effective mediator, one needs to be able to facilitate the dialogue between the parties. This may be the only time the parties have faced each other since the dispute arose.
Thus, the effective mediator must try to keep…more
ROLE OF AN EFFECTIVE MEDIATOR
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution which aims to assist disputing parties in reaching an agreement through the use of a trained third party facilitator. The process differs…more
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