If counsel fail to agree on a mediator and mediation date before the deadline for doing so under the Rules of Practice, they lose control over the identity of their mediator. They may also have difficulty with the date that an assigned mediator is then constrained by the Rules and his/her own calendar to set. Counsel facing that deadline can browse Mediatordates.com before and during their discussions about a choice of a mediator and a date for a mediation session. The information provided here will assist counsel in choosing a mediator based on the mediator's background and availability on dates convenient to them and their clients.
When a mediator has been chosen, or assigned, before a date for a mediation session is set, the availability information at Mediatordates.com can assist counsel and mediators in scheduling or rescheduling a date. When disputants are directly involved in selecting a mediator or setting a mediation date all of these benefits are available to them as well.
Participating mediators can refer disputants and counsel and their assistants to Mediatordates.com in answer to questions about availability and the scheduling or rescheduling of mediations. Participating Mediators retain control over the booking of mediations. Disputants or their counsel contact the mediator directly to confirm availability or book a date.