Pro Bono Mediation Program
Cases that may be eligible for Pro Bono Mediation
- Arbitration Appeals.
- Cases where the demand is $100,000 or less
- Cases ordered eligible by the Calendar Control Judge
List of Pro Bono Mediators
- In late 2023 the Civil Division asked whether local Mediators would be willing to provide free mediation for certain qualifying cases. (Cases eligibility guidelines are listed above.) The need for pro bono mediators arose, in part, as a result of newly adopted Local Rule 212.7 which requires that most cases listed for trial be mediated before trial. Mediation can be expensive; nevertheless, many cases where the dollar value of the case may be less than $100,000.00 can and will benefit from mediation. The list of pro bono mediators identified below offers an excellent option for these cases.
Pro Bono Mediator Requirements
- Have been admitted to the practice of law for at least 7 years.
- Are currently licensed and in good standing or are in “Retired” status.
- Possess Experience in Civil Litigation
- Possess strong mediation process skills and the temperament and training to listen well, facilitate communication across party lines and assist the parties with settlement negotiation.
- 40 hours of mediation training
- Have experience mediating at least five cases
- Possess strong mediation process skills and the temperament and training to listen well, facilitate communication across party lines and assist the parties with settlement negotiations.