Courts and legislatures have developed a variety of methods to encourage parties in a court action to participate in mediation. Some of these methods are persuasive, others are mandatory. In 1998, the British Columbia Attorney General introduced the Notice to Mediate (NM).
"Yet another way to get parties to the table,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol3/iss4/3