In family law, given the nature of the relationship and the history between the parties, only certain individuals and cases are considered appropriate for participation in either arbitration or mediation/arbitration. Before moving forward in either process, Ontario law requires that each party be separately screened and a determination made with respect to their suitability for arbitration. Issues such a power imbalances and domestic violence are discussed and evaluated by the screener in a one-on-one meeting with a party. The information obtained in the screening session is not available to the arbitrator. Rather, all the arbitrator receives is a brief report from the screener advising whether or not the party is a suitable candidate for arbitration. Screeners are trained by the Ministry of the Attorney General and must be recertified every two years.