Virtual Caucuses Can Improve The Mediation Process

Marc E. Isserles, Esq.
Marc E. Isserles, Esq.
JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer

Published May 8, 2020

Should we mediate now by videoconference, or wait to schedule an in-person session after the coronavirus pandemic ends? Lawyers, clients and neutrals all over the country are asking this question.

While the answer will depend on the particulars of each dispute, the question usually assumes that the mediation session will take place at a shared time — that mediation is a synchronous event that takes place either in person or on a videoconferencing platform.

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