Is it necessary for the parties to be represented by an lawyer in a CAM Santiago mediation?

The parties may attend the mediation sessions by themselves, without the need for an attorney to represent them. Mediation, unlike a Court trial, where legal representation prevails, is developed considering the leading role of the parties and their personal appearance in the process, without prejudice to the advice of their lawyers. Therefore, it is recommended, to the extent possible, to attend the first hearing, with the people directly involved in the conflict, accompanied by their lawyers, who will help them negotiate and make an informed decision regarding their rights and legal obligations.