61B-25.001. Mediation Definitions  

Effective on Sunday, February 25, 2007
  • 1For purposes of Section5s 6718.501(1)(l) 7and 8719.501(1)(n), 9F10.11S12., 13the following definitions shall apply:

    18(1) “Mediation” means a process whereby a neutral third person acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties. It is an informal and nonadversarial process with the objective of helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement. In mediation, decision making authority rests with the parties. The role of the mediator includes, for example, assisting the parties in identifying issues, fostering joint problem-solving, and exploring settlement alternatives.

    95(2) The phrase “mediated a dispute” means that the person as neutral third party assisted parties to a dispute with the goal of reaching a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement through mediation as described in subsection (1) of this rule. The following shall not be considered as having “mediated a dispute”:

    146(a) Having served as counsel or adviser to a party to a mediation;

    159(b) Having been a party to a mediation; or

    168(c) Having participated in mediation as part of training or mentoring.

    179Specific Authority 181718.501, 182719.501 183FS. Law Implemented 186718.501(1)187(188l189), 190719.501(1)(n) 191FS. History–New 1933-18-93, 194Formerly 7D-25.001, Amended 19712-2-97, 1982-25-07199.


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