In most states, mediators are largely self-regulated. However, a variety of means have been developed to ensure that mediation services are provided in a competent and professional manner. Some regulation has been undertaken by state governments, courts, and professional associations. In addition, the Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation have been adopted by the American Bar Association (ABA), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and other state and local family and divorce mediation groups.
Andrew Schepard and Ann Milne,
Does Your Mediator Measure Up?: Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation, 24 Fam. Advoc. 22 (2001-2002)
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