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Rule14-1113. Selection of mediator.

(a) Appointment of mediator. When theCommittee has received the request and agreement tomediate fee dispute signed by all of the parties, together with the $10 fee,the chair or his designee shall appoint a mediator from the Committee?s list oftrained fee dispute mediators. The mediator shall schedule the mediationsession(s) with the parties.

(b) Mediator to be impartial. The mediatorshall be impartial. Before accepting a mediation, the mediator shall make areasonable inquiry to determine whether there are any known facts or potentialconflicts of interest that a reasonable person would consider likely to affectthe impartiality of the mediator, including a financial or personal interest inthe outcome of the mediation and an existing or past relationship with amediation party, and disclose such fact and potential conflicts to the partiesto the Committee. Upon notification of a conflict, the Committee shall appointa replacement mediator from the list of approved mediators.