Participants also understood that the Ombudsman may suspend or terminate mediation if he or she believes that mediation results in an unjustified or inappropriate outcome, when the Mediator feels that a deadlock has been reached or when the mediator finds that he can no longer effectively exercise his or her role as mediator. 6. While all parties intend to continue mediation until a settlement agreement is reached, any party may withdraw from mediation at any time. 12. This contract may be executed in return. These agreements are generally a brief summary of important issues on which the parties have agreed and use the parties` own words to explain in detail how they decided to proceed. Agreements are absolutely confidential and can be used to jog people`s memories when they return to work. As agreements are confidential, they are not legally binding and cannot be mentioned in future proceedings. 10.
Fee: The Mediator calculates an hourly rate of $250.00 per hour, plus mile and out-of-pocket fees. Taxes are divided as follows: the plaintiff pays half of the intermediation fee and the defendant pays half of the intermediation fee, or the parties each pay half of the intermediation fee, unless the parties agree to something else in writing before mediation. 5. Planned Mediation Meeting: The contracting parties meet for mediation on 2010, starting with `a.m in the offices of `At the end of this conciliation meeting, if the matter is not resolved, the parties may hold additional meetings. 4. Confidentiality: Mediation is a transaction negotiation and will be strictly confidential. No party may disclose the statements of other participants in mediation. Mediation interviews, written and oral communications, proposals and unsigned comparative agreements are not permitted in court proceedings. Unless the parties are approved, the Ombudsman will not disclose confidential information provided by a part of the Ombudsman.
The parties agree not to call the mediator as a witness for mediation or to provide documents from mediation in any legal proceeding. The only circumstances that allow the Ombudsman to violate confidentiality are: 1) if he reasonably believes that another person is in danger of harm or has well-founded suspicions of child abuse that the law requires of him; 2) if necessary, to defend itself in all legal actions; 3) where the contracting parties collectively waive confidentiality in writing; or 4) as required by law. The parties authorize the mediator to submit the ADR reports requested by the Court of Appeal.