This practice note arises out of my experience since the mid-1990s as a full-time mediator in a wide variety of two-party and multi-party disputes for business, government, families and individuals from Esperance to Kununurra in legal and relationship matters. It outlines some of the ‘what’, ‘how’, ‘when’ and ‘why’ of a mediator’s opening statement, raises certain issues and offers what might (for some) be nuggets. It is intended as a point of discussion.
"The mediator's opening statement,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 12
, Article 4.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol12/iss6/4