To ensure that the FCS mediators are qualified, the Marin superior and family courts should verify the initial training of those FCS mediators hired who have worked at other superior courts.
The Marin superior and family courts adopted a policy requiring its newly hired FCS mediators who have worked at other superior courts to submit to it copies of their certificates of training for retention in their official personnel files. If the mediator is unable to produce these records, the court will attempt to obtain the records from the FCS mediatorís former court employer. If the records are unavailable, the court will require the FCS mediator to prepare a sworn statement that he or she has met these requirements in another court. (See 2013-406, p. 157)
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