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n. a person who conducts mediation. A mediator is usually a lawyer, or retired judge, but can be a non-attorney specialist in the subject matter (like child custody) who tries to bring people and their disputes to early resolution through a conference. The mediator is an active participant in the discussions and attempts to work out a solution, unlike an arbitrator who sits as a judge. (See: mediation, arbitration, arbitrator)

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MEDIATOR. One who interposes between two contending parties, with their consent, for the purpose of assisting them in settling their differences. Sometimes this term is applied to an officer who is appointed by a sovereign nation to promote the settlement of disputes between two other nations. Vide Minister; Mediator.

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BEIRUT: Italian Ambassador to Lebanon Massimo Marotti Tuesday praised Prime Minister Saad Hariri's international affairs adviser, Karma Ekmekji, for joining the Network of Mediterranean Women Mediators. Marotti said in a statement that Ekmekji "will be a valuable asset for the group of capable international mediators from the extended Mediterranean region."
During today's hearing, Justice Bobde said, "There need not be one mediator but a panel of mediators.
The law, defining ADR, states, 'At any stage of the case, before or after the recoding of admissions and denials, the court can send the case to the mediator. If a settlement is reached, the mediator shall prepare a deed of settlement containing terms signed by both the parties [plaintiff and defendant] and will submit it to the relevant court.
He had said he would try to get Muslim countries together, besides acting as a "mediator" in the resolution of conflicts between Muslim countries.
If they fail to agree within the subsequent lawful 30-day time limit, the trade unionists will launch a vote on a potential all-out strike, informed Frantiscaronek Gajdoscaron, vice-chair of the trade union organisation on May 10.The mediator was assigned to the collective bargaining process based on a decision by the Labour, Social Affairs and Family Ministry on April 23.
Prior to climbing aboard mediation, it's crucial that the mediator has experience with the type of industry contracts that make up the case.
With court-annexed mediation being a relatively new phenomenon in our judicial system, there is a scarcity of certified and experienced mediators. To fill this critical gap the Mediation Accreditation Committee, which certifies court-mandated mediators, advertised for qualified and interested members of the public to apply for accreditation as mediators.
Being a district judge or a retired member of a government tribunal are some of the eligibility prerequisites in order to qualify for the role of mediator.
All parties (including the mediator) sign up to a confidentiality agreement which means that everything said or done during the mediation is confidential.
The chief justice appreciated the efforts made by the Pakistan Mediator Association for quick settlement in judicial cases.
Molecular and genetic studies have revealed that some Mediator subunits are specifically required for the regulation of a subset of genes, whereas others are necessary for general transcription of Pol II [11].
How is he becoming mediator. This seems as if all has been done at his behest.