Ethical Standards

In mediation, a neutral third party facilitates communication between the two or more disputing parties. Mediation is one of several dispute resolution procedures available to help individuals and groups resolve conflict. The goal of mediation is to reach an agreement that the participants find reasonable and in their best interests. Mediation can provide a time and cost effective alternative to legal action.

Mediators follow certain codes of ethics in their practice. Codes of ethics have been developed by several professional organizations. All mediator ethics codes address:

  • Neutrality/Impartiality
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Confidentiality
  • Fairness of Process
  • Role of the Mediator
  • Appropriateness of Case for Mediation
  • Qualifications of Mediator
  • Advertising/Fees

Mediator Codes of Ethics

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