Legal Mediator Job Description and Profile

A Legal Mediator, unlike an attorney, settles some legal disputes but does not represent either of the two parties. Mediators act as non-biased, neutral negotiators for anyone involved in the legal dispute. Using their effectual training in problem-solving, legal mediators help the opposing parties to resolve their dispute mutually without a judge.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitating negotiation and settlement by guiding and encouraging disputing parties
  • Working collaboratively with disputing parties and determining creative ways to attain a mutual solution.
  • Facilitating discussion and providing guidance in negotiations.
  • Preparing court reports, correspondence, social case histories, and other legal documents.
  • Implementing court rules and legislative enactments concerning to legal case.
  • Keeping abreast of modern rules, trends, and legislation.
  • Managing external and internal legal resources where required.
  • Advising on minimal liability and legal exposure for the business.

Skills and Specifications

  • Excellent problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Should possess neutrality, creativity, patience, and honesty.
  • Ability to recognize legal dilemma on both disputing sides.
  • High-level proficiency in word processing equipment.
  • Ability to handle individuals swiftly, decisively and rationally.

Education and Qualifications

  • Degrees in conflict management and dispute resolution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mediation or related field from an accredited university.