This title provides a comprehensive, yet concise examination of the primary aspects of mediation practice. In doing so, the book considers the legal, philosophical, policy and practical issues surrounding mediation use. Matters include issues such as levels of participation in mediation, enforceability of mediated agreements, regulation of practice including ethical concerns, and a survey of the specialized applications of mediation. The extent and limits of confidentiality are examined with consideration of the Uniform Mediation Act. Each chapter also contains an extensive bibliography and listing of leading cases on each subject area.