(4) Designation of Mediator

If the parties agree that a case should be mediated by a district or magistrate judge, such request should be made in the Discovery Plan or the Joint Mediation Statement.  If the parties intend that a mediator be selected from the court’s mediation panel, within forty-eight (48) hours of requesting a case be referred for mediation, the parties shall provide the court with a joint list of five (5) possible mediators from the panel in descending order of preference from which the court will designate the mediator.