2017 ORS 36.260¹
Mediation agreement

(1) If an agreement is reached between the parties in a mediation under ORS 36.252 (Agricultural mediation services coordinated by State Department of Agriculture) to 36.268 (Provision of mediation services contingent on funding), the parties shall sign a written mediation agreement.

(2) The parties to a mediation agreement:

(a) Are bound by the terms of the agreement;

(b) May enforce the mediation agreement as a legal contract; and

(c) May use the mediation agreement as a defense against an action contrary to the mediation agreement.

(3) If the mediator drafts the agreement, the mediator shall encourage the parties to have the agreement reviewed by independent legal counsel before signing the agreement. [1989 c.967 §7; 2015 c.202 §6]

Note: See note under 36.252 (Agricultural mediation services coordinated by State Department of Agriculture).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 36—Mediation and Arbitration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors036.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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