MEDIATION IS CONFIDENTIAL
Most clients want their mediations to be confidential. It means that the things that are said, and offers that are made in mediation, cannot later be used in court or arbitration proceedings if mediation fails.
Nothing said or done during the mediation process can be brought to the court, nor can the mediator be summoned to court to talk about the process or what happened during sessions. However, documents that are provided (other than settlement offers) which are relevant to the legal process are not confidential.
Also, the fact that the mediation process is confidential, does not mean that the clients are not permitted to tell their lawyers, counsellors, friends, etc. what happened.