What are the main steps in mediation?

What are the main steps in mediation?

There are 6 steps to a formal mediation; 1) introductory remarks, 2) statement of the problem by the parties, 3) information gathering time, 4) identification of the problems, 5) bargaining and generating options, and 6) reaching an agreement.

How do you write a mediation report?

By Mark A. Romance

  1. Be upfront. Your first paragraph should tell the mediator who you represent, who the opponent is, summarize the claims and explain what is at stake.
  2. Provide a concise summary of the facts and claims.
  3. Summarize prior settlement discussions.
  4. Identify strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Bring it home.

What are the basic premises of mediation?

In mediation, the clients are in charge The mediator doesn’t make any decisions; you yourselves work out what proposals you both think you would like to take forward. Your proposals will only become legally binding if you ask your lawyers to create a legally binding agreement.

What are the 7 stages of mediation?


  • Structuring the negotiation
  • Improving communication
  • Handling emotions
  • Maintaining disputant motivation
  • What should I expect from the mediation process?

    be impartial;

  • deal respectfully with all participants;
  • after being appointed to the file,contact each party and/or their representatives to initiate the proceedings,explain the mediation process an its voluntary aspect,explain the roles of all parties,…
  • protect the confidentiality of the whole mediation process,subject to any applicable law.
  • What are the types of mediation?

    Mediation employs the use of a third party to help resolve such conflicts while allowing both parties to get their say and feel that they are being fairly treated. The different types of mediation approach the process in unique ways. Facilitative mediation. Facilitative mediation is the most common type.

    What clients should expect in mediation?

    Always remember to treat the mediator kindly.

  • Always prepare a mediation summary for the mediator in advance of the mediation.
  • Don’t use the mediator as a errand boy to shuffle back and forth with offers and counter-offers.
  • Prepare your client for settlement in advance.