Florida’s Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, Rule 10.370 Professional Advice or Opinions, provides, in part:
(c) Personal or Professional Opinion. A mediator shall not offer a personal or professional opinion intended to coerce the parties, decide the dispute, or direct a resolution of any issue. Consistent with standards of impartiality and preserving party self-determination however, a mediator may point out possible outcomes of the case and discuss the merits of a claim or defense. A mediator shall not offer a personal or professional opinion as to how the court in which the case has been filed will resolve the dispute.
Measured against Florida’s Rule, what do you think about the California State Bar position?
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