§48-1-233.1. Mediation defined.
"Mediation" means a method of alternative dispute resolution
in which a neutral third person helps resolve a dispute. Mediation
is an informal, non-adversarial process whereby the neutral third
person, the mediator, assists parties to a dispute to resolve, by
agreement, some or all of the differences between them. The
mediator has no authority to render a judgment on any issue of the