XI. Professionalism and Relationships with Other Professionals
1. Responsibility of the Mediator Toward Other Mediators
A mediator whose assistance is being sought by one or more participants should endeavor to discover if other mediators are involved. A mediator should not intervene in an on-going mediation process being conducted by others. The wishes of the participants supercede the interests of the mediators.
2. Use of Information
A mediator should not use information disclosed or obtained during the mediation process for private gain or advantage nor should a mediator seek publicity from a mediation effort to enhance his or her position. This does not preclude the promotion of mediation as a process.
3. Relationships with Other Professionals
A mediator should respect the complementary relationship that exists between mediation and other social and dispute resolution services and should promote cooperation with other professionals.
A mediator should make only accurate statements about the mediation process, its costs and benefits, and the mediator’s qualifications.