Most veteran mediators and advocates support having a mediato or co-mediator who is competent in the cultures and languages of the disputants. Having a bi-lingual mediator who possesses cultural competency, understands gender sensitivities and is knowledgeable in the subject matter of the dispute is valuable in many cases.
Do some mediators scaremonger the parties at mediation in the name of reality testing? Where's the line/What are the ethics of this? Maybe I did yesterday... or did I just...By Geoff Sharp
From the blog of Nancy HudginsMost mediations have a component of caucusing, where the mediator and one side will sit down together to discuss the case. Some parties and some...By Nancy Hudgins
Now that I have your attention - this is just one of the chapter headings in a new article analysing the market for private mediators in the US by Urška...By Geoff Sharp