In seeking to explore the question whether mediation is a profession, a dozen criteria of the words ‘profession’ and ‘professional’ will be canvassed from contemporary sources: see Table 1. The criteria will be listed, divided into ‘general’ and ‘special’, and three clusters identified. Then those for the special sense will be applied to mediation as a practice.
"Is mediation now a profession?,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol10/iss8/3