Pre-mediation takes place before you meet in mediation and involves each person speaking with the mediator on a one-on-one basis, usually by phone.

This meeting varies in length taking anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour.

During the pre-mediation, the mediator will provide you with an orientation for the mediation; determine the readiness of each person to participate in the mediation, get your contact information, find out what you need to resolve and help you to prepare.