Georgia’s Uniform Mediation Act (“GUMA”), codified at O.C.G.A. § 9-17-1, et seq., went into effect on July 1, 2021 and applies to mediation proceedings entered into from that date. GUMA provides new protections and requirements for parties and mediators engaging in private mediation in Georgia.
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This article was first published in the Dispute Resolution Journal,(August/October 2001) . Republished online with permission. In my undergraduate days, I was a lab assistant for a cognitive psychology class....By Melissa Janis