A key component of mediation is confidentiality.

 

Confidentiality

A key component of mediation is confidentiality.  All parties should be able to freely discuss their case's strengths and weaknesses to the mediator without fear of the other side using this information against them at a later date - especially at trial. 

As a result, all parties and their attorneys will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement before the mediation may commence.  Ms. Link will explain this confidentiality requirement in greater detail at the beginning of the mediation session.