Judicial Mediation Commission
The Judicial Mediation Commission (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) is a standing commission established by the Council of Judges, which decides on the granting of mediator status to judges wishing to practice mediation, on the abolition of mediator status, summarizes judicial mediation practice in courts and examines other issues related to judicial mediation.
In its activities, the Commission follows the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the Law on Courts of the Republic of Lithuania, the Law on Mediation of the Republic of Lithuania, other laws and legal acts, and the Regulations of the Judicial Mediation Commission. The activities of the Commission are based on the principles of collegiality, impartiality, independence, and objectivity.
The Commission shall consist of nine members, six of whom shall be judges, to be active for the term of the Council of Judges. The members of the Commission are appointed by the Council of Judges. The Council of Judges shall appoint the Chairperson of the Commission from among the Judges of the Commissioners-designate.
Chairperson of the Commission
The Council of Judges shall appoint the Chairperson of the Commission from among the Judges of the Commissioners-designate. When the Chairperson of the Commission is unable to perform the functions specified in the Regulations of the Judicial Mediation Commission, his functions shall be performed by a Judge who is a member of this Commission appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission, or, if there is no appointed Judge, by the oldest Judge in the composition of the Commission.
More information on judicial mediation may be found here.