They both belong to a profession! How about that?!? Look, in each field, among other things, there are:
Rules of procedure
Requirements to be skillful under pressure
Good moral character [really!] issues
Billing record requirements
According to this article from BBC News, being a hangman was one of the hardest jobs to get [sound vaguely familiar?].
Okay, so just what [or who] is a “professional mediator”? Here is an interesting article by Jeff Kichaven to help you answer the question and give you information you can use while debating the subject.
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