The qualifications for mediators can and often do vary. You do not have to be a lawyer to mediate a matter. The information and qualifications on this page in no way should be relied upon on our other areas of practice, because mediation is a separate area apart from the law (although it often does involve a legal dispute). While mediating, mediators are not practicing law, nor do they give legal advice in order to assist the parties in a particular matter. Mediations are typically confidential, whether or not a resolution is reached. No representations of success are made on this page or on any other page of the outcomes or promises on a particular case or situation. The mediator’s opinions are just that, opinions, and should not be relied upon to influence a decision to resolve a case or not.