The Judicial Council of Virginia established these standards to guide the practice of court-referred mediation within the state. The standards address such topics as assessing the appropriateness of mediation, initiating the process, self-determination, professional information, impartiality, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, agreement, level of skill or expertise, quality of the process, fees, advertising, community service and additional responsibilities.
Virginia Standards of Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Certified MediatorsOffice of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia. Jul. 1, 2011