A mediator is customarily a private attorney, selected by mutual agreement of the parties, to act as a neutral and facilitate a satisfactory resolution of the legal case. By neutral, I mean an attorney that has no interest in the outcome of the case.
Much like a judge, the mediator will set aside his/her personal biases and serve as a referee of sorts to try and bring the parties to an acceptable resolution.
The mediator will review the case materials and evidence in advance of the day scheduled for the private mediation and arrive fully prepared to facilitate a negotiation of the dispute. The fee for the mediator’s services is typically split amongst the parties to the dispute.
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