Choosing a Mediator
Five Steps to Choosing a Qualified Mediator
by Alaska Judicial Council
The information onthis page has been exerpted fromthe Consumer's Guide to Mediation published by the Alaska Judicial Council,with funding fromthe State Justice Institute.
Because no easy formula can predict mediator competence, the consumer must do some groundwork before selecting a mediator. First, you must understand the mediation process. After you understand the basics, you can use the following process to choose a mediator:
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Choosing a Divorce Mediator
by Julie Denny
Finding and selecting a mediator can be easier if you follow some simple steps. In the best of circumstances, divorce is an uncomfortable process. Take the time to assure you have a mediator whome you like, respect and believe to be qualified to help both of you negotiate the equitable settlement. Start by generating a list of four or five mediators in your area. Comparison shopping is just as important here as anywhere else.
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Pre-Mediation Questionnaire: Dispute Clarification Tool
by John Gromala
Many disputes have a prior history of an amicable relationship. This is especially true in business disputes. Litigation (arbitration or court) will likely kill any prospect of continued relations. If you are already in litigation, you may have experienced the impact of the adversarial proceeding, financially and emotionally. Even in personal injury or property damages cases you probably did not dislike each other before the incident occurred.
Thinking back on "better days" can create the atmosphere for productive dialogue. Discuss your responses with teh mediator before the mediation conference. Review your answers to the quesitons and discuss the process and your expectations. Revise the questions to fit the facts of your case, but respond with the type of information exemplied in these questions:
Dispute Clarification Questionaire
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