I have been mediating cases, with great success, using Zoom software. When using Zoom:
- The participants do not need to have an account with Zoom or purchase any software. They simply click on a link that they receive in an email.
- Lawyers and their clients need not be in the same room. They can be placed in a breakout room so they can have confidential consultations, during the mediation, with or without the mediator present.
- The parties can view documents together as long as the document is on their computer.
- The parties can jointly draft settlement agreements together on a shared screen.
I will be pleased to provide a free consultation with any lawyer or client to test out the software if there are questions about its feasibility or how to use it.