Code of the District of Columbia

§ 16–4204. Waiver and preclusion of privilege.

(a) A privilege under § 16-4203 may be waived in a record or orally during a proceeding if it is expressly waived by all parties to the mediation and:

(1) In the case of the privilege of a mediator, it is expressly waived by the mediator; and

(2) In the case of the privilege of a nonparty participant, it is expressly waived by the nonparty participant.

(b) A person that discloses or makes a representation about a mediation communication which prejudices another person in a proceeding is precluded from asserting a privilege under § 16-4203, but only to the extent necessary for the person prejudiced to respond to the representation or disclosure.

(c) A person that intentionally uses a mediation to plan, attempt to commit, or commit a crime, or to conceal an ongoing crime or ongoing criminal activity, is precluded from asserting a privilege under § 16-4203.


(Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-87, § 2(b), 53 DCR 1075.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 16-4203 and § 16-4210.

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 5 of the Uniform Mediation Act.