VERMONT FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM
GUIDE FOR CHOOSING A MEDIATOR
This brief Guide is provided to assist homeowners in selecting a mediator for their foreclosure mediation.
Homeowners may find it helpful to refer to this Guide in conjunction with the list of Foreclosure Mediators
provided to you by the Vermont Bar Association.
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is a conflict resolution process in which a third party facilitates communication and negotiation
to help parties come to a mutually acceptable agreement. The mediator does not take sides or decide
how the dispute should be resolved. Mediators in foreclosure mediations are also required to communicate
with the Court regarding compliance with Vermont’s Foreclosure Mediation Statute.
CHOOSING A MEDIATOR:
You were provided with a list of three trained mediators for your review and selection. Further information
about each mediator is available at www.vtbar.org under For the Public. When reviewing please consider
the list of Foreclosure Mediators from the Vermont Bar Association and consider the experience and
availability of the mediators. You should decide who you feel most comfortable working with and communicate
that to counsel for the other party. If you need help in deciding who to choose, you should consult with the
nearest Home Ownership Center (HOC). Contact information for each HOC is on the request for mediation
form sent to you by the Court, and also on the VBA website – www.vtbar.org – or click on this link.