In this training the mediator opening statement is explained and discussed. The discussion includes the purpose of the the opening statement and the different parts of an opening statement. Confidentiality and the exceptions to confidentiality are discussed and defined. Mediator disclosure is examined and defined and the need for disclosure is outlined. The pros and cons of setting behavior ground rules in mediation are defined and expolred. This training includes a certificate for 1 hour of ADR continuing education credit with the completion and reutrn of the worksheet.