Mediators as Evaluators – Can One Be Both Effectively?

Two Mediators discussing with pen in hand

This article was co-authored by Patrick Clark, a 2019 law clerk at Lewis Wagner. Mediators must always remain independent in resolving disputes between widely disparate views and interests. However, mediators evaluate cases to some degree when facilitating settlement discussions between parties. Critics have highlighted the inherent danger of the mediator’s role as a case evaluator: […]