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Guidelines for Hawaiʻi Mediators

A mediator is an impartial third party who intervenes in a dispute. Mediators help parties define issues, improve communication, find alternative solutions and reach agreements.

Mediators bear specific responsibilities to the disputing parties, the mediation process, the public and the agencies under whose auspices a mediation is taking place.

The Judiciary broadly endorses the use of mediation for many types of disputes. While the Judiciary does not regulate the work of mediators, it encourages mediators to view this resolution as general guidelines of practice.

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