Uniform Mediation Act Law and Legal Definition

The Uniform Mediation Act was drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in collaboration with the American Bar Association’s Section on Dispute Resolution, in 2001. The act was amended in 2003. The act provides rules on the issues of confidentiality and privileges in mediation. It establishes an evidential privilege for mediators and participants in mediation that applies in later legal proceedings. It has been adopted by various states like District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Washington.