Mediators insist that they can be neutral intervenors when assisting parties reach a negotiated settlement. They view their role as that of facilitating the development of settlement terms that the parties find acceptable, irrespective of whether the mediator approves of them or if they are in the best interests of either the parties or the public.'
Joseph B. Stulberg,
ADR Paradigms and Intervenor Values,
1985 J. Disp. Resol.
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