3. Where a case is subject to mandatory mediation, the clerk so notifies the parties and informs them of their right to be exempted from it.
A party who wishes to be exempted from mandatory mediation must make an application in writing to the court not later than 20 days after being notified by the clerk that a case is subject to mediation. The clerk informs the other parties of the application; they then have 10 days to present observations in writing.
The application is decided by a judge in chambers. The decision must state the reasons on which it is based. The clerk informs the parties of the decision rendered.