Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
On the Job
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators help people to negotiate and communicate to solve conflict. They resolve disputes outside of the court system.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Arbitrate disputes between parties to resolve legal conflicts.
- Conduct hearings to investigate legal issues.
- Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records.
- Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings.
- Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
- Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
- Authorize payments to settle legal disputes.
- Make decisions in legal cases.
- Rule on admissibility of legal proceedings.
- Prepare legal documents.
Typical Working Conditions
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- Having telephone conversations.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.