Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Communication Techniques 102 – A Sticky Proposition!

Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, Rule 10.220 Mediator’s Role provides “The role of the mediator is to reduce obstacles to communication. . . .” and Rule 10.410 Balanced Process provides:

“. . . . A mediator shall promote mutual respect among the mediation participants throughout the mediation process and encourage the participants to conduct themselves in a collaborative, non-coercive, and non-adversarial manner.”

If the technique employed by the trial judge as described in this article in the St. Petersburg Times – South Pinellas was used by a mediator, would you see any problems here?

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