So, you’re going to mediation. Now how are you going to pick a mediator? This can be one of the most important factors in determining whether your mediation is going to be successful so it’s worth giving some attention to the factors worth considering in making your choice.
Of course, neither plaintiff nor defendant alone can dictate which mediator to choose. The mediator must be a mutual choice. But that being said, the question is what sort of mediator is likely to do the best job in any given case?
It really makes no difference which company a mediator is affiliated with, as far as we’re concerned. What’s important is the mediator him or herself – what knowledge and background does he or she possess and how well suited will they be to help guide the parties towards a resolution of the case?