Should Wisconsin Require Mediators to Meet Standards?

October 2017

A common practice in Wisconsin is for personal injury cases to be referred to mediation.  This procedure is accomplished by the circuit judge who is assigned to the case requiring both parties to attend mediation.  Mediation is a non-binding process that is completed before a case is tried to a jury.

In Wisconsin, currently no training is required of mediators.  The situation is different in our neighboring State of Minnesota.  Minnesota requires that mediators on civil cases complete a minimum of 30 hours of classroom training which include such topics as conflict resolution, mediation skills, components of the mediation process, and mediator conduct.  In addition to the initial training that a mediator receives, they are required to attend 18 hours of continuing education on alternative resolution subjects every 3 year-period.

At Herrick & Hart, we assist our clients through the complicated process of a lawsuit.  We are there each step of the way.  This includes going with the injured to mediation.

If you have been injured due the fault of another, take time to consider choosing Herrick & Hart.  We have been representing the injured for over 65 years.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.

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