How do you prepare for a mediation meeting?

How do you prepare for a mediation meeting?

Guidance: Preparing Yourself for Mediation

  1. Ensure that both party and representative are present, fully informed and have authority to resolve the dispute.
  2. Expect the unexpected.
  3. Listen, listen, listen!!
  4. Watch those tactics.
  5. Be prepared for mediation.
  6. Be imaginative.
  7. Watch yourself.

What should you not say during mediation?

Avoid saying alienating things, and say difficult things in the least alienating way possible. Set ground rules to avoid attacking openings. Remember that avoiding saying unwelcome things, by having the mediator say them, merely transfers the other party’s resentment from counsel to the mediator.

What do you say at the beginning of a mediation?

Good morning, I am , from the mediation program. I am your mediator today, which means that I am here to help you and to aid your efforts to resolve your conflict. To help you, I will stress three things: One, your voluntary participation.

What are the six steps in a mediation session?

The mediation process can include some or all of the following six steps:

  1. Planning.
  2. Mediator’s introduction.
  3. Opening remarks.
  4. Joint discussion.
  5. Caucuses.
  6. Negotiation.
  7. What do you think is most valuable to the mediation process?

How to prepare for your first mediation session?


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  • not argue.
  • You can ask to speak privately with the mediator.
  • Select a qualified attorney to advise you.
  • Plan a budget.
  • What to expect at your mediation?

    Typically, a mediator will spend time collecting background information and facts and, after he or she has covered the basics, each spouse will be able to offer his or her own view of the issues at hand. If clarification is necessary, the mediator will likely ask some questions.

    What should I expect from the mediation process?

    Here is a brief discussion of a typical mediation process: The mediator begins by welcoming the parties and introducing the parties to each other. The mediator then asks for statements from each party. After both parties have spoken, the mediator may ask more questions, both to clarify the issues and to provide the other party with greater understanding.

    Should I have an attorney for a mediation?

    Most mediations don’t require an attorney, but there are some situations in which you may want to consult a lawyer. In most mediations, you don’t need a lawyer’s direct participation. People who are mediating are less likely to need an advocate because they are trying to work together to solve their problem — not trying to convince a judge or arbitrator of their point of view.