Mediation session?

Dear pickles:

No, a conference with only the attorneys and their parties is either a settlement conference or a four-way conference (if the parties are in collaborative law). You need a neutral third party trained in mediation to have a mediation. Best of luck and I hope that you clear up this communication problem.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Is a conference with both parties and their attorneys considered a mediation if a mediator does not attend? I was told that there was a mediation session scheduled, but when I arrived, there was no mediator.

Thanks in advance,