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Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators - 23-1022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator (ADR Coordinator)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediator (ADR Mediator)
  • Arbiter
  • Arbitrator
  • Commissioner
  • Family Mediator
  • Federal Mediator
  • Labor Arbitrator
  • Mediator
  • Public Employment Mediator

SOC Occupation Groups

23-0000 Legal Occupations
23-1000 Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers
23-1020 Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers
23-1022.00 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Related Occupations


  • Apply relevant laws, regulations, policies, or precedents to reach conclusions.
  • Authorize payment of valid claims.
  • Conduct hearings to obtain information or evidence relative to disposition of claims.
  • Conduct initial meetings with disputants to outline the arbitration process, settle procedural matters such as fees, or determine details such as witness numbers or time requirements.
  • Conduct studies of appeals procedures to ensure adherence to legal requirements or to facilitate disposition of cases.
  • Confer with disputants to clarify issues, identify underlying concerns, and develop an understanding of their respective needs and interests.
  • Determine extent of liability according to evidence, laws, or administrative or judicial precedents.
  • Evaluate information from documents such as claim applications, birth or death certificates, or physician or employer records.
  • Interview claimants, agents, or witnesses to obtain information about disputed issues.
  • Issue subpoenas or administer oaths to prepare for formal hearings.
  • Organize or deliver public presentations about mediation to organizations such as community agencies or schools.
  • Participate in court proceedings.
  • Prepare settlement agreements for disputants to sign.
  • Prepare written opinions or decisions regarding cases.
  • Recommend acceptance or rejection of compromise settlement offers.
  • Research laws, regulations, policies, or precedent decisions to prepare for hearings.
  • Rule on exceptions, motions, or admissibility of evidence.
  • Set up appointments for parties to meet for mediation.
  • Specialize in the negotiation and resolution of environmental conflicts involving issues such as natural resource allocation or regional development planning.
  • Use mediation techniques to facilitate communication between disputants, to further parties' understanding of different perspectives, and to guide parties toward mutual agreement.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer oaths to court participants.
  • Arbitrate disputes between parties to resolve legal conflicts.
  • Authorize payments to settle legal disputes.
  • Conduct hearings to investigate legal issues.
  • Coordinate legal schedules or activities.
  • Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings.
  • Make decisions in legal cases.
  • Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Prepare written decisions for legal proceedings.
  • Provide legal advice to clients.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Rule on admissibility of legal proceedings.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Religious Program Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Arbitrator
  • Conciliator