The mediation process typically starts with the parties convening in a single meeting with their lawyers and the mediator.The mediator makes certain remarks at that time that are required under the law.
From that point forward, the parties really control how the mediation proceeds.
It can continue with all the parties gathered in 1 room, more commonly, however, the parties separate into different rooms
and the mediator meets with the parties and their lawyers in meetings called caucuses.
If a settlement agreement is reached, it is reduced to writing.