Mediation Clauses and Agreements

A mediation clause can, and often is, used in conjunction with formal procedures for negotiations and/or arbitration. For example, the parties may be obligated to engage in some period of negotiations without the assistance of a neutral before a mediator is brought in to assist. Mediation may also be a required first step before the parties can commence binding arbitration procedures or ask for relief from the courts.  This month's report describes various methods for memorializing a mediation arrangement and also includes an example of a mediation services agreement.

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