Will the Mediator act as my attorney or help me with my legal questions?

The Mediator will not act as your attorney. Mediators do have different styles and methods of working. Some Mediators use a completely neutral strategy and do not attempt to evaluate the case or move the parties off of their stated positions. Some Mediators use a pressing strategy where the Mediator is willing to push parties off their positions through argument and persuasion. Other Mediators utilize an evaluative strategy, where the Mediator is willing to point out the strengths and weaknesses of each party’s case and when asked, they offer their opinions or advice about the parties’ choices. This is usually done in a private caucus.