civil mediation For private Non-Panel Mediators

This site is for private mediators who accept court-ordered mediations, i.e., cases valued at under $50,000 that were ordered to mediation pursuant to Local Rule, Title 3, Division 2.

Compensation for Court-Ordered Mediations

Mediators who are not members of the Court’s Civil Mediation Panel may accept court-ordered mediations at their market rates. Parties in such cases are not entitled to 3 free hours of mediation services and the court provides no compensation to the mediator.

Required Forms for Court-Ordered Mediations

When private mediators accept a court-ordered mediation, mediators should especially note and calendar the Mediation Completion Date. Mediators have no authority to schedule a mediation after this date. If the parties need additional time, they must file and serve the mediator with the Stipulation and Order for Continuation of Court-Ordered Mediation Completion Date. If no such stipulation and order is sought and granted, the parties must complete mediation by the ordered date.

Private mediators are no longer required to file Court Ordered Mediation forms, as is required of Civil Mediation Panel Members.

Information Sheets

For further information please email the ADR Director.

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