The first mediation session is held within 21 business days after the mediator is agreed upon by the participants, unless both parties agree to a longer timeframe. The mediator works with the participants to find a convenient location, date, and time upon which all participants can agree. Mediations may be held in libraries, community centers, the school, school district offices, attorneys’ offices, or other locations agreeable to the participants. WSEMS does not limit the length of the session or how many times the parties can meet. The parties work with the mediator to set the length of the first session.