Prepare a 1,400- to 1,700-word paper on the state of mediator qualification law in your state.
- o What is your opinion in the confidentiality versus good-faith requirement controversy as it applies to your state?
- o Research the state of mediator qualification in your state.
- Is there one statute or regulation that covers all mediators, or are different specialties required to meet different qualification standards? Does your state describe explicit requirements or defer to a professional organization to set standards? Do court mediators have one set of qualifications and private mediators another?
- Choose one kind of mediator qualification law within your state and look at the standards in detail. Does the law require a particular professional background (for example, do the mediators have to be lawyers, therapists, or social workers)? What is the nature and scope of any required mediation-specific training or education? Are prospective mediators required to apprentice to a mentor and, if so, for how long? Are qualified mediators required to fulfill mediation-specific continuing education requirements? If so, how much?
- Reference at least three peer-reviewed outside sources
- Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.