The Fourth Circuit Mediation Program provides a mediation setting where litigants and their attorneys can confidentially discuss their pending case on appeal with a trained neutral Circuit Mediator. The Circuit Mediator, usually by conference telephone call, discusses the case with the parties' counsel, asks questions about their respective positions and interests and explores the possibilities of settlement. The mediation program is a service of the Fourth Circuit; therefore, there is no charge. However, under Local Rule 33, participation is required if the case is referred to the mediation program. Only cases in which all parties are represented by attorneys are eligible.

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