Who Attends Mediation Sessions?
The mediator and a representative of each party in conflict with authority to settle should attend a mediation. Other than that Who attends mediation sessions is up to the parties; it is their mediation. Lawyers for the parties are generally allowed to attend and depending on the circumstances support people may also attend. People attending for support should be asked to agree to keep what is discussed confidential. If you want to bring a support person, the best idea is to talk to the mediator about it before the date of the mediation. The mediator will work with you and the other party to help ensure everyone understands the need for and role of the support person. For a full discussion on how support people can help resolve conflict checkout this video.
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