New Zealand Law Society - Panel of Mediators

Panel of Mediators

Mediation is a process in which the parties, with the support of an impartial mediator, identify issues, develop options, consider alternatives and make decisions about future actions and outcomes.

The NZLS Panel of Mediators – Family Specialist is the gateway to Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) provider appointment. 

By becoming an accredited member you can demonstrate that you have achieved a certain level of training and experience in family mediation and that you are committed to maintaining a high standard of mediation in your practice.

If you are not an existing member of the NZLS Panel, and you wish to be appointed by the NZLS as an FDR provider, you will need to apply for membership of and accreditation to the Panel.

Becoming a member

There are three criteria for membership to the NZLS Panel of Mediators – Family Specialist:

  1. You must have completed the following NZLS CLE Ltd training:
    • Part A – Mediation for lawyers
    • Part B – Family Court mediation
    • Lawyer for the Child training
  2. You must be a full member of the NZLS and its Family Law Section.
  3. You must have a minimum of 5 years experience in the New Zealand Family Court or demonstrate an equivalent experience.
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