Alternative Dispute Resolution

The court sponsored ADR program commenced in 1999 and is governed by LR 53.1 and the Guidelines for Mediation Program. The program offers mediation and non-binding summary jury and summary bench trials. The parties can request court sponsored mediation in their Discovery Plan or by filing a Joint Mediation Statement. As of January 1, 2006, the parties can select their mediator of choice from the court's Mediation Panel List at their published market rate.

FAQ - Answers to general questions regarding the mediation program

Frequently Used Forms - Fillable PDF forms to assist in participating in mediation program

Mediation Code of Conduct - Model standards of conduct governing the mediator, attorneys and litigants participating in court's mediation program

Mediation Guidelines - Guidelines outlining the court's mediation program

Mediation Panel List - Listing of mediation panel members, their areas of concentration and fee

Mediation Panel Membership Information - Information on how to apply to become a member of the panel

Mediator Resources - Resources for mediation panel members