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The Rules Relating to the Accreditation, Regulation and Conduct of Mediators (the ADR Rules) define mediation as a process a mediator uses to help parties in a dispute to identify their disputed issues, develop and evaluate options, and enable them to make their own decisions about how to forward and or enhance their communication in a way that addresses their mutual needs with respect to their individual interests with future actions and outcomes and enable them to reach their own agreement or make a decision based on the principle of self determination and includes blended processes and customary forms of mediation.DSCN1692 200x150

A mediator is a neutral third party who helps and facilitates parties in a dispute to communicate with each other and help them to, identify, clarify and explore issues, develop and evaluate options, consider alternative process for bringing their dispute or conflict to a conclusion and enable them to reach an agreement or make their own decisions about how to forward and or enhance their communication in a way that addresses their mutual needs with respect to their individual interests with future actions and outcomes and enable them to reach their own agreement or make a decision based on the principle of self determination.

In accordance with the National Court Act (Chapter No. 38) and the ADR Rules, all court-annexed mediations are conducted by mediators who have been accredited under the ADR Rules. These mediators include Judges, Lawyers and other experts that have undergone specialized mediation training and gained experience in court-annexed mediation processes.

This site provides information related to accredited mediators, their availabilities for appointment and other important documents that will assist you when your matter has been referred for mediation through a civil court.