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Senate Bill 0004

Senate Bill 0004

ARCHIVE (2005)

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Uniform mediation act. Adopts the uniform mediation act. Permits the use of voluntary or required mediation to assist parties in resolving a dispute, except for: (1) a dispute related to a collective bargaining agreement; (2) mediation conducted by a judge who will make a ruling in the case; (3) mediation conducted under the auspices of a primary or secondary school if all the parties are students; or (4) mediation conducted under the auspices of a juvenile correctional facility if all the parties are residents of the institution. Provides that communications made in mediation are generally privileged, subject to waiver and other exceptions. Prohibits a mediator from making certain substantive disclosures to a court or other agency that may make a ruling on the case, but permits a mediator to disclose procedural matters. Prohibits the use of a mediator with a potential conflict of interest unless the conflict is disclosed to the parties and waived.
    Current Status:
    In Committee - first House
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