The promise of confidentiality is at the heart of the mediation process. The EEOC calls it a ”fundamental principle” and states that ”onfidentality allows parties to freely participate in honest and informal discussions about their interests and concerns in order to find the best possible solution to the dispute. It also allows the parties to speak openly, without fear that statements made during mediation will be used against them in a subsequent proceeding. Manual EEOC for its Resolve program. As a fellow and board member of the International Academy of Mediators, Karin has had an outstanding career as a mediator, lawyer and coach. In 1997, she founded her appeals office at the Utah Court of Appeals, worked as Chief Appellate Mediator, was a bar counsel for the Utah State Bar and worked as an extraordinary professor at the University of Utah`s S.J. Quinney School of Law, which teaches mediation and litigation. Ms. Hobbs founded the Dispute Section at the Utah State Bar and was recognized by her colleagues in 2004 when she received the Peter W.
Billings, Sr. Award of Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution for her work as a mediator and coach. She was a board member of the Utah State Bar Commission and the Council of the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution. She has published several articles on mediation and has conducted hundreds of mediation and negotiation trainings with lawyers, University of Utah students and businessmen at Intermountain West. Can a party request mediation if the EEOC does not offer it? The parties agree to enter in good faith and with a sincere desire for mediation, in order to find a solution acceptable to both parties to their differences from the ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________qui passed the Uniform Mediation Act (UMA).  The Uniform Mediation Act defines mediation communication as ”conduct or statement, whether oral or non-verbal, oral or non-verbal, during mediation or for the purposes of examination, organization, participation, initiation, continuation or re-registration of mediation or the preservation of a mediator.” Utah Code Ann. Thus, interviews with a mediator before, during or as a result of mediation interviews are both confidential and privileged under the Uniform Mediation Act.