LMMR 6. APPOINTMENT OF MEDIATOR (1) A list of Family Court Services mediators shall be available upon request. If the parties reach an agreement as to the mediator, the stipulation shall be noted on the Order to Transfer to Family Court Services for Mediation. In the absence of a stipulation the court will appoint the mediator. (2) The appointment of a mediator is subject to the right of that person to refuse to serve. A mediator shall provide prompt notification if refusing to serve. Refusal to serve shall be based upon any grounds of interest, relationship, bias or prejudice set forth in CJC Canon 3(C) governing disqualification of judges. (3) Notice of Appointment shall be mailed to each counsel or party. Mediation shall commence within three (3) weeks from the date of appointment unless otherwise agreed to by the parties and the mediator, and shall be completed within forty-five (45) days of the appointment of the mediator. [Adopted effective April 1, 1995.]
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