Updated June, 2021.
It doesn't matter what your professional background is. Whether you're a lawyer, litigator, or work outside the legal field, there is a checklist of steps to walk through before you even consider starting your own mediation practice.
Some of these steps are purely practical, while others require a bit of self-reflection.
Do you have the right training to be taken seriously as a mediator? Are you prepared for the effort needed to strike out on your own as a practice owner? Are you familiar with mediator designations recognized throughout Canada?
Take a few minutes to read through these 6 key steps, and get a better understanding of what's involved in starting your own mediation practice.