New Rules for Mediation in 2019 – Confidentiality

There are new rules for parties going through mediation starting in 2019. As set forth succinctly here (https://blog.ceb.com/2018/10/15/lawyers-must-now-inform-clients-about-mediation-confidentiality-in-writing/#more-21682), attorneys must now have clients sign a separate form acknowledging that all aspects of mediation are confidential and thus inadmissible in court at a later date. This will be in the new Evidence Code Section 1129. Although…