What is the difference?
In-Person vs. ONLINE Mediation
Historically, mediation has always been done with all parties in the same location. Recently, the use of internet video conferencing has been successfully implemented as an effective form of mediation, without the need of all parties physically meeting in the same place.
Online mediation is the same principle as in-person mediation with the only exception being parties agree that their dispute can be handled remotely.
Using the internet and a computer based application where all parties can see and hear each other, the mediation is conducted with the same process and rules as an in-person mediation.