For some mediation programs, including small claims, FED (eviction), and some domestic relations custody and parenting mediation, the program will assign a staff or volunteer mediator to you. For some domestic relations and civil mediation, you may choose from a list of mediators who meet the Court-Connected Mediator Qualifications Rules.
Information about each court-connected mediator is available through your trial court administrator, including:
Information about the relevant training, education, experience, and ethical codes for each individual mediator.
How mediators are assigned to cases.
The nature of the mediator's affiliation with the court.
The process, if any, that a party can use to comment on, or object to the assignment or performance of a mediator.
If you are interested in hiring a mediator, you may find resources in your local law library or yellow pages. For other resources, see Community and Private Mediation Resources.
Consumer's Guide to Mediation is a guide to mediation, including basic information about mediation and how to choose a mediator.