Mediation Accreditation

The Law Society is a Recognised Mediation Accreditation Body (RMAB) under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).

The NMAS identifies standards of practice and competencies for mediators in Australia. A person must be accredited to NMAS standards to qualify as a mediator under the Rules of the Supreme Court.

Become an accredited mediator

To become an accredited mediator you must provide an application to the Law Society containing:

  • evidence of good character
  • an undertaking to comply with ongoing practice standards and comply with any legislative and approval requirements
  • evidence of relevant insurance, statutory indemnity or employee status
  • evidence of membership of, or a relationship with, an organisation that has relevant ethical requirements, complaints and disciplinary processes as well as ongoing professional support (this may be the Law Society itself)
  • evidence of mediator competence by reference to education, training and experience

Download the NMAS Accreditation Checklist for the full requirements to be an accredited or re-accredited mediator.

Visit the Mediator Standards Board website for the full National Standards. The new Standards took effect from 1 July 2015. The Law Society has also produced Model Mediation Rules, and has established a Panel of Mediators and a Panel of Arbitrators.

National Mediator Accreditation System: Accreditation and Re-Accreditation Application Forms

For more information please call (08) 9324 8600 or email policy@lawsocietywa.asn.au.

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