Competence as an element of "mediation readiness"

Connie J.A. Beck, Lynda E. Frost

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This article introduces a specific standard to the mediation community with the idea of sparking debate that would lead to a commonly accepted standard for competence to participate in mediation for divorce. It delineates the broad contours of an assessment process using the proposed standard and examines practical implications and next steps for mediators related to the establishment of a common standard. It then describes how the proposed standard could be incorporated in mediation trainings, model rules, and state statutes and regulations, leading to more uniform and equitable decisions and increasing the procedural fairness of divorce mediations within and across jurisdictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-278
Number of pages24
JournalConflict Resolution Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Law


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