Potential, but not necessarily all, required elements of the pre-mediation process.
- Live conference
- Conference call with or without parties
- Circulation of agreement to mediate
- Request for pre-mediation statements
Statements are vital, preferably confidential, i.e. not shared between the parties, and if structured properly in their basics and customized for the nature of the dispute that the mediator learns about in the pre-mediation conference, they will provide time saving insights into the process the mediator is going to guide the parties through.