What is the Mediation Process?

What is the Mediation Process?

  • Mediation is a very flexible process and the mediator will work with the parties to design a process that works best for the type of issues and the needs of the parties.
  • In general, mediation usually involves in person meetings facilitated by the mediator.
  • The mediator will sometimes meet with the parties and their representatives separately, particularly as part of the preparation process.
  • The mediator may suggest the use of technology such as telephone, e-mail or web-conferencing, to support the mediation process.
  • Once the parties reach an agreement, the mediator will usually assist the parties to document their proposals for agreement.
  • The process for family mediation is described in more detailĀ here.
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About pacificpolicies

Mediation is the most satisfying work I've ever done. Helping people to find mutually acceptable resolutions to problems, even in longstanding and complex disputes, is an honour that I highly value and a responsibility that I take very seriously. I have a sliding scale fee schedule to ensure low income people and not-for profit organisations can access alternative dispute resolution and avoid costly court actions. I'm a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC), the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (BCAMI) and registered on the Mediate BC Civil Mediators Roster: http://www.mediatebc.com/Find-a-Mediator/Mediator-Profile.aspx?RosterTypeId=1&MediatorId=402
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