Confidentiality: One Of The Great Reasons To Mediate Your Dispute in Arizona

One reason many people and businesses choose to mediate their disputes is because mediation promises confidentiality.  Confidentiality in mediation is protected by Arizona law (A.R.S. § 12-2238).  In addition, most mediators also require a separate Confidentiality Agreement signed by all participants in the mediation. Why is confidentiality important?  In litigation, with few exceptions, anyone can attend trials, peruse the case file (pleadings and documents filed in the case) and access … [Read more...]

Is Mediation In Arizona Confidential?

One of the benefits of Arizona mediation is that the documents, communications and acts in mediation are confidential.  Mediation confidentiality is protected by Arizona law.  The applicable law is located at Arizona Revised Statute section § 12-2238.  Further, all participants in a mediation sign a confidentiality agreement, thereby contractually binding themselves to maintain confidentiality.  There are a few exceptions to the confidentiality rule, such as where the parties agree to the … [Read more...]

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