Merely adding one more person to the mediation process adds greater complexity to the dynamics of the mediation than most lawyers and mediators would anticipate. As Part I of this article indicates, mediators must understand the complexities of interpreted mediation because the need for interpreted mediation is increasing due to national demographics, legal requirements, and international market forces. Part II examines the skills needed for interpretation and the probable structure of an interpreted mediation. Part III considers who might possess those interpretation skills as well as the additional skills required of one who will serve as an auxiliary to the mediator. Part IV addresses several issues which might arise in an interpreted mediation and for which mediators contemplating interpreter-assisted mediation should prepare



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