Role of the Mediator
The mediator is an impartial, neutral intermediary, whose role is to assist the participants in reaching a settlement by encouraging active communication and/or negotiation between or amongst the participants.
The mediator cannot impose a settlement, but will assist the participants toward achieving their own settlement.
The Mediator does not act as an attorney, advocate, give legal, tax or other professional advice to any participants.
As per mediation 'confidentiality' rules for the State of California, mediations and information gained in mediation consultation or during mediation, is protected by CA evidence code.