If we use a mediator who is also a lawyer, can our mediator provide us with legal advice?

No.  While many mediators are also lawyers, mediators cannot give either one of you legal advice. If a legal question comes up, your mediator should direct each of you to your respective attorneys. 

Carol O'Connor Cadiz
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