Florida’s Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators provides that the mediator shall adjourn or terminate the mediation “if the mediator believes the case is unsuitable for mediation or any party is unable or unwilling to participate meaningfully in the process. . . .” Rule 10.420(b)(3), Conduct of Mediation, Adjournment or Termination.
Sometimes this can be a problem, especially if a party is pro se, as indicated in this article in the Boston Herald where a pro se defendant appealed the competence of his attorney – think about that for a minute!
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P.S. There was no posting April 7th due to the ubiquitous “technical difficulties” experienced yesterday with Blogger.