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§ 3-1801. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial ProceedingsEffective: October 1, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 18. Maryland Mediation Confidentiality Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2012
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-1801
§ 3-1801. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Mediation” means a process in which parties work with one or more impartial mediators who assist the parties in reaching a voluntary agreement for the resolution of a dispute or issues that are part of a dispute.
Mediation communication
(c)(1) “Mediation communication” means a communication, whether by speech, writing, or conduct, made as part of a mediation.
(2) “Mediation communication” includes a communication made for the purpose of considering, initiating, continuing, reconvening, or evaluating a mediation or a mediator.
(d) “Mediator” means an individual who:
(1) Assists parties in reaching their own voluntary agreement for the resolution of a dispute; and
(2) Adheres to the Maryland Standard of Conduct for Mediators.
(e) “Party” means a person that participates in a mediation and whose agreement is necessary to resolve the dispute.


Added by Acts 2012, c. 309, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-1801, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-1801
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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