March 2020 rapidly changed the way the legal world operated. Before the pandemic, 100% of mediations were conducted in-person. However, due to health concerns, the ADR community had to quickly come up with a solution on how to continue conducting mediations in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. Questions arose about whether virtual mediations would be as effective as in-person ones and if the mediator would be able to establish the same rapport with the parties as they were able to in-person.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution website on October 12, 2022. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Grant, Sydney, "Will Mediation Return to In-Person Only or Will the Future Hold for an Option of Zoom Mediation?" (2022). CJCR Blog. 42.