Mediation Job Resources and Certification Requirements

The Eckerd College Mediation Training Institute (MTI) has compiled these resources to assist current and prospective practitioners interested in mediation jobs and related conflict resolution fields.

For information on MTI’s Conflict Resolution and Mediation Training programs, please visit our open-enrollment program page or contact us at [email protected] or 888-359-9906

Mediation Jobs – Current Listings

If you are looking for specific information about current mediation jobs including employment as a conflict resolution expert, mediator, ombuds, or other related career positions, you may want to begin your search by following the links below.

Mediation Jobs – Certification Requirements Summarized for All 50 States

These mediation certification requirements are for people interested in the field of mediation jobs for court related programs. When available, we have provided information for states that have different requirements for government and workplace mediation. This list may not cover private mediator requirements.

The information contained in this list is true and complete to the best of our knowledge. The Mediation Training Institute disclaims any liability in connection with mediators not meeting qualifications for state sponsored mediation lists. It is the responsibility of individuals to ensure that they meet their state’s requirements.

Select the State you are interested in for more information on their Mediation Certification requirements.


Contact for Alaska Bar Association: Glenn E. Cravez, Chair
880 N Street, Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-276-3370
Fax: 907-274-8201
Email: [email protected]

Mediation in Alaska:
Anyone can act as a mediator in Alaska – there are no state standards or licensing requirements. It is up to the parties and judges to decide what kind of training and experience they need in a mediator and to ensure that the mediator they select has the necessary skills.

Additional information on Alaska Court Mediation.


Contact for Superior Court: Emelda Dailey, ADR Program Coordinator
Superior Court of Arizona
Downtown Justice Center
620 W. Jackson St. Suite 3076
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 602-506-7884
Fax: 602-506-5836

ADR Mediator Requirements for Maricopa County Superior Court:
Approved 40-hour basic mediation training, an approved 20-hour advanced family mediation training, and meet the requirements of A.R.S. § 25-406 (C), which requires six initial hours of training on domestic violence; six initial hours of child abuse training; and four subsequent hours of training every two years on domestic violence and child abuse.

Additional information about Maricopa county ADR Mediator qualifications.


Contact for Judicial Council: Heather Anderson
Judicial Council of California
Administrative Office of the Courts
Heather Anderson
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688
Phone: 415-865-7691
Email: [email protected]

Contact for Central District of CA ADR Program:
Gail Killefer, ADR Program Director
Monica Boone, Administrative Assistant
ADR Program Office
First Street Federal Courthouse
350 W 1st Street, Suite 4311
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4565
Phone: 213-894-2993
Fax: 213-894-8228
Email: [email protected] , [email protected]

California Civil Mediation Requirements:
In general, each jurisdiction has its own standards for civil mediators. Click here to view each county’s requirements for their superior court’s ADR program.


The Mediation Association of Colorado
4 Dry Creek Circle Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-322-9275
Email: [email protected]

Colorado Mediators:
There are no state certified mediators; however, there are guidelines proposed by the Colorado Bar Association and by the Mediation Association of Colorado. These guidelines include: 40 hour basic mediation training, and a commitment to 10 hours of continuing training and education every year.

Additional information from the Colorado Mediation Association.

Colorado Judicial Branch- Office of Dispute Resolution Application:


The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Ali`iolani Hale
417 South King Street, Room 207
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
Phone: 808-539-4237
Fax: 808-539-4416
E-mail: [email protected]
Contacts for Community Mediation Centers (for all islands)

Hawaii Community Mediation Centers:
Contact the local community mediation center for more information on requirements per island.


Contact for Supreme Court: Ed Smith
Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court
Room 323, Justice Building
215 N. Sanders
P.O. Box 203003
Helena, Montana 59620-3003
Phone: 406-444-3858
Fax: 406-444-5705

Contact for Montana Mediation Association: Kayre Chatellier, President
Montana Mediation Association
PO Box 1261
Dillon, MT 59725
Phone: 406-241-2422

Qualifications for Certified Mediators by the Montana Mediation Association:
40 hours/5 working days of mediation training including: ethics, principles and philosophy of mediation, mediation fundamentals, skills, role play, conflict theory, and an assessment- external evaluation are required. 15 hours per year of continuing mediation education in mediation, conflict resolution, and related topics are also required.

Additional information from the Montana Mediation Association.

Montana Mediation Association Membership Application:


Contact for Douglas County District Court: Steven McMorris
Special Master- Arbitration Commissioner
P.O. Box 218
Minden, Nevada 89423
Phone: 775-782-9820

Nevada Mediation Qualifications: Part C, Rule 4
Mediators can be attorneys or non-attorneys. Mediators must have the equivalent of at least 5 years experience as a mediator or must be a senior judge or justice. 3 hours of continuing mediation education annually is required to remain on the panel of mediators.

The certified mediator list is appointed and maintained by the commissioner, composed of attorneys and non-attorneys. Contact the commissioner for more information about joining the certified mediator list.

New Mexico

Contact for State Alternative Dispute Resolution Bureau: Mary Jo Lujan, Bureau Chief
Office of Alternative Dispute Prevention & Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution Bureau
1100 St. Francis Dr.
Room 2073
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-827-0444
Fax: 505-827-2747
Email: [email protected] , [email protected]

New Mexico Mediator Requirements:
40 hours basic mediation training required. Each mediation program in New Mexico is run locally except for the Children’s Court Mediation Program. Mediators are encouraged to make contact with the court executive officer in their Judicial District to learn the qualifications to mediating in their district and area (civil, domestic relations, etc.).


Contact for University of Oregon School of Law: Jen Reynolds, Faculty Director
Phone: 541-346-3691
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Aileen Carlos, Program Manager
Phone: 541-346-3987
Email: [email protected]
Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center
1515 Agate Street
1221 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1221
Phone: 541-346-0140

Contact for Oregon State Court:
Office of the State Court Administrator
Supreme Court Building
1163 State Street
Salem, OR 97301-2563
Phone: 503-986-5500
Fax: 503-986-5503
Email: [email protected]

Qualifications for a court-connected mediator (Section 2.1, pages 5-6, and Section 3.2, pages 10-11):
The Oregon Judicial Department has a requirement of 30 hours of basic mediation training, along with court-system training. 12 hours of continuing mediation education every 2 years are also required.


Contact for Utah Office of the Courts: Nini Rich
Director, ADR Programs
Utah State Administrative Office of the Courts
P.O. Box 140241
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0241
Phone: 801 578-3800
Fax: 801 578-3843
Email: [email protected]
Other URL:
Contact: [email protected] , [email protected]

Mediator Qualifications and Continuing Mediation Education: 40 hours of basic formal mediation training; 10 hours of experience in observing a court qualified mediation conduct mediation, and 10 hours in either conducting mediations or co-mediating; successfully pass an exam on the Code of Ethics for ADR providers; agree to conduct at least 3 pro bono mediations each year; be of good moral character. To remain on the court roster, 6 hours of continuing mediation education are required each year, along with conducting at least 6 mediation sessions or 24 hours of mediation during the previous year, submit an annual report to the Director, and complete a minimum of 3 pro bono mediation sessions each year.

Full qualification information.


Contact for Western District of Washington: Sharon Haas
Court ADR Coordinator
United States District Court
700 Stewart Street, Suite 2310
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-370-8482
Email: [email protected]

Contact for Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington: Anne-Marie Sargent
Co-Chair, 39.1 Committee, Federal Bar Association
Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington
P.O. Box 21006
Seattle, Washington 98111-300
Phone: 206-654-4011
Email: [email protected]

Rule 39.1 Mediation Requirements:
15 hours of mediation training are required. An additional 15 hours of continuing mediation training is required every 3 years.

Additional information on Rule 39.1 mediation requirements.

District Court ADR Certification Application:


Contact: Wyoming Supreme Court
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-7316
Fax: 307-777-6129

Contact for State Court: Lily Sharpe
State Court Administrator
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-7042
Fax: 307-777-3447

Wyoming Mediation:
Mediation is not widespread in Wyoming other than in agricultural mediation.



Contact for Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution: Eileen L. Harris, Esq., Executive Director
Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
415 Dexter Avenue
PO Box 671
Montgomery, Alabama 36101
Phone: 334-269-0409
Email: [email protected] , [email protected] , [email protected]

Mediator Court Registration Requirement:
20 hour mediation training program, with 2 hours of Alabama mediator ethics education (can be taken separate). Mock mediation exercises and ethics education are required as part of the training.

Additional mediation standards. 


Contact for Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, Arkansas Judiciary: Jennifer Jones Taylor, ADR Commission Coordinator
Arkansas Justice Building
625 Marshall Street, Suite 1100
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-9400
Fax: 501-682-9410
Email: [email protected]

Minimum Training Requirements:
40 hour basic course, containing: history of mediation, overview of ADR Legislation in Arkansas, Conflict Resolution Theory, Mediation Theory and Practice, Arkansas Legal System and Court Process, Mediation Process and Techniques, Self-awareness of Trainee, and Ethics. 6 hours of continuing mediation education are also required yearly.

Additional training and education information.

Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission Application for Certification:


Illinois Mediation Requirements:
No state requirements or guidelines for the practice of mediation. The use of ADR in the Illinois court system is decided on a circuit-by-circuit basis. Most circuits have mediation programs which may include civil litigation, probate, domestic relations, and community programs. The qualifications for mediators vary among circuits.

Illinois Court ADR Sourcebook


Contact for Supreme Court: Michael Commons, Staff Attorney
Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian St., Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-233-1579
Email: [email protected]
County Contact List

State Qualifications for Court Mediators: Rule 2.5.
Civil mediators must be an attorney, but domestic mediators are not required to be attorneys. 40 hours of training, and 6 hours of continuing mediation education are also required.

Supreme Court Mediator Registry application forms:


Contact for Iowa Supreme Court:
Iowa Judicial Branch Building
1111 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-5241

Contact for Iowa Association of Mediators:
Iowa Association of Mediators
2700 Westown Pkwy, Suite 425
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Email: [email protected]

Iowa Mediation Requirements:
25 hours of basic mediation. 6 hours of continuing mediation education, with at least one hour in mediation ethics.


Contact for the Kansas Supreme Court:
The Kansas Supreme Court
301 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1507

Office of Judicial Administration
Phone: 785-296-2256
Fax: 785-296-7076
Email: [email protected]

Contact for Appellate Court:
Appellate Clerk’s Office
Phone: 785-296-3229
Fax: 785-296-1028
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution Coordinator
Phone: 785-296-2256

Court Mediator List Requirements (d):
Must be a lawyer and satisfy either: 1) 40 hour mediation training OR 2) approved as a mediator for civil cases OR 3) participated as a mediator, co-mediator, or attorney in 10 mediations in court cases in the past 3 years. In addition, all mediators must participate in a core mediation training of 16 hours, including conflict resolution techniques, neutrality, agreement writing, ethics, role playing, communication skills, evaluation of cases, and the laws governing mediation.

Kansas Supreme Court Rules Relating to Mediation

Dispute Resolution Coordinator (contact for application): 785-296-2256
Court Mediator Application:


Contact for Mediation Division at the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts: Carol Paisley, Manager, Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts
Office of Mediation
Administrative Office of the Courts
1001 Vandalay Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-573-2350

Court Mediator Requirements:
40 hours of mediation training and 15 hours of hands-on experience. Training must cover communication skills; conflict resolution theory and practice; mediation theory, practice, and techniques; and the court process. 4 hours of continuing mediation education every two years are required to remain on the court approved roster.

Kentucky Court Mediation FAQ

How to become a Court-Approved Mediator (and associated application links):


Contact for Middle District of Louisiana:
ADR Deputy Clerk of Court
Russell B. Long Federal Building and Courthouse
777 Florida Street, Suite 139
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Contact for Louisiana Supreme Court: Timothy F. Averill
Judicial Administrator
Supreme Court of Louisiana
400 Royal Street, Suite 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130-8101
Phone: 504-310-2550

Private Practice:
No requirements for civil mediators in private practice.


Louisiana Court Mediator Registry Requirements:
40 hours of mediation training, and must be licensed to practice law in any state for not less than 5 years OR 40 hours mediation training and must have mediated more than 25 disputes or must have engaged in more than 500 hours of dispute resolution. 10 hours of continuing mediation education are required every 2 years.

Middle Louisiana Rules for ADR.


Contact for Minnesota Judicial Branch:
Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Minnesota Judicial Center
Suite 135-D
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-297-7590
Fax: 651-297-5636

Minnesota Mediation:
As an individual, you must petition for ADR- Rule 114 Course Certification:
30 hours of mediation training, with 15 hours minimum of role-playing.

Minnesota Judicial Branch, ADR-Rule 114 Neutral Roster Individual Application form:


Contact for Mississippi Bar: Bobby Harges, ADR Chair
Bobby Harges LLC
724 11th St
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: 662-429-1994
Fax: 662-429-8090
Email: [email protected]

Contact for Mississippi Bar: Nikki McIntyre, MS Bar
Email: [email protected]

Mississippi Bar Mediator Directory Qualifications:
Must be a member of the Mississippi Bar. Complete a 14 hour mediation course. 6 hours of continuing mediation education every 2 years.

MS Court-Annexed Mediation Requirements

Application for Court Annexed Mediation Directory List:


Contact for Missouri Bar: Stephen J. Stark, Committee chair, ADR MO Bar
Turnbull & Stark, PC
200 E. High St.
Jefferson, MO 65101
Phone: 573-634-2910

Mediator FAQ:
There is no “certification” of mediators in Missouri. However, some mediation programs have specific education requirements, and it is up to the individual to check with the organization as to these requirements. For a court approval, applicants must have 16 hours of mediation training, with the Missouri Bar determining the number of hours of total formal training required. Contact the Missouri Bar for more information.

Additional information from the Association of Missouri Mediators.

Missouri Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Rule 017

The Missouri Bar administers the statewide list of court approved mediators, and an application may be obtained through them.


Contact for Nebraska Judicial Branch: Debora Denny, J.D.
Director, Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution
Nebraska State Court Administrator’s Office
State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402-471-2766
Fax: 402-471-3071
Email: [email protected]

Mediation for Nebraska Courts: Pages 8-9
24 hours of mediation training

Private Mediation or Affiliated Mediator Links:

 North Dakota

Contact for North Dakota Supreme Court: Robert Udland, Chair, Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Attorney at Law
Vogel Law Firm
218 NP Avenue
P.O. Box 1389
Fargo, ND 58107-1389
Phone: 701-237-6983
Fax: 701-356-6395
Email: [email protected] 

Civil Mediator Roster Requirements:
30 hours of mediation training, including a minimum of 15 hours of role-playing. Topics covered must include: conflict resolution and mediation theory; mediation skills and techniques; components of the mediation process; mediator conduct; and rules, statutes, and practices governing mediation in the trial court system. 9 hours of continuing mediation education are also required during each three-year period.

Additional information on Rule 8.9.

State Court ADR-Neutrals Roster Application:


Contact for Oklahoma Supreme Court: Phil Johnson, State Director
Alternative Dispute Resolution System
Administrative Office of the Courts
2100 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 3
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-556-9835
Fax: 405-556-9150
Email: [email protected]
County Courts ADR Directory

Mediator and Continuing Mediation Education Requirements:
20 hours of mediation training. 10 hours of continuing mediation training are required each reporting period.

Additional information on Oklahoma Rules and Procedures.

South Dakota

Contact for State Court: Greg Sattizahn, State Court Administrator
State Court Administrator
Unified Judicial System
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3474
Fax: 605- 773-8437

Court Mediator Requirements:
Statewide standard only for family court mediation. 40 hours mediation training, and experience in actual mediation sessions; continuing mediation education courses.


Contact for Tennessee State Courts: Edward P. Silva, Esq., Chair ADR Commission
Tennessee ADR Commission
Nashville City Center, Suite 600
511 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-741-2687
Fax: 615-741-6285

Hartzog & Silva, PLC
123 5th Avenue North
Franklin, TN 37064
Toll Free: 866-461-4369
Phone: 615-656-5589

Rule 31 Mediator Requirements:
40 hours of mediation training.

Continuing Mediation Education Requirements: General Civil Listing = 6 hours every 2 years: 2 hours of mediation issues, 1 hour of mediation ethics, 3 hours of any continuing education topic

Once the required training is completed, please review the ADR Login Registration Process Instructions here. Then, visit to register as an ADR User and fill out the online application. As of May 31, 2017 only online applications will be reviewed.


Contact for Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable: Laura Otey, Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable
Contact: Robert Otey, Treasurer
Post Office Box 376
Kingsland, Texas 78639
Email: [email protected]

Contact for Texas Mediator Credentialing Association: Suzanne Schwartz, Secretary
Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
The University of Texas School of Law
727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, Texas 78705
Email: [email protected]

Basic Mediation Training- Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable Requirements:
40 hours of basic mediation training. Training must include: history of mediation; overview of ADR legislation in Texas; conflict resolution theory; mediation theory and practice; mediation process and techniques; self-awareness of trainee; ethics; communication skills; and professional considerations.

Continuing Mediation Education Requirements:
5 hours of continuing mediation education are required.

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association Requirements:
Same as Texas Mediation Trainer Roundtable.

ADR Provider Application- Southern District of Texas:


Contact: Wisconsin Association of Mediators
Post Office Box 44578
Madison, WI 53744-4578
Phone: 608-848-1970
Fax: 608-848-9266
Email: [email protected]

Wisconsin Association of Mediators FAQ:
40 hours of mediation training.



Contact: Roberta Palmer, Deputy Director, ADR Program Manager
Superior Court Operations
Court Operations Unit
225 Spring Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-263-2734
Email: [email protected]

Connecticut Requirements:
No state requirements or guidelines for the practice of mediation. Each civil clerk’s office and court information desk maintains a public listing of private ADR providers but does not make referrals. Court annexed mediation uses primarily retired judges as mediators. Mediation training is not required; however, the Superior Court publishes a list of Superior Court Senior Judges and Judge Trial Referees who have attended mediation training sessions.

Application for Connecticut Superior Court Mediator:

D. C.

Contact for Multi-Door Dispute Resolution: Karen Leichtnam, ADR Training Manager
Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
410 E Street NW Suite 2900
Washington, D.C. 20001
(Please use the Police Memorial Entrance at Judiciary Square Metro Station)
Phone: 202-879–0675
Courthouse Phone: 202-879-1549

*DC has volunteer mediators, completed as pro bono.
40 hours of basic mediation training, including: steps of the mediation process, role of mediator, mediation skills and ethical standards for mediators, coached role plays, and an evaluation of the trainee’s performance. In addition, an apprenticeship under an experienced mediator is required.


Contact for Delaware Superior Court: Margaret Derrickson, ADR Director
Superior Court
38 The Green
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-735-1900
Email: [email protected]

ADR Specialist Qualifications:
The ADR proceedings shall be conducted by any individual meeting one of the following criteria:
Successful completion of 25 hours of training in resolving civil disputes in a course approved by the department or division of the government authority charged with responsibility over adult education in the jurisdiction where that individual resides, or
Admission to the bar of the jurisdiction in which that individual resides, together with a minimum of 5 years experience as a practicing attorney.

Each county has a court approved mediator directory. Contact your county court for more information.


Contact for Supreme Court:
Dispute Resolution Center
Supreme Court Building
500 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Phone: 850-921-2910
Fax: 850-922-9290
Email: [email protected]

Continuing Mediation Education Contact: Dawn Burlison, Senior Court Analyst I
Office of the State Courts Administrator
Dispute Resolution Center
500 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1900
Phone: 850-921-2910
Fax: 850-922-9290
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Mediator Requirements for Court-Appointed Mediators:
Florida runs off of a point system, with the points explained in the link below. 20 hours of mediation training are a minimum requirement.

Continuing Mediation Education Requirements:
16 hours of continuing mediation education are required in each 2 year renewal cycle.

Request for Mediator Certification Application Packets (by trainer)
Renewal Forms and Information


Contact for Judicial Council of Georgia: Tracy Johnson, Executive Director of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
244 Washington Street, SW
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30334-5900
Phone: 404-463-3808
Fax: 404-463-3790
Email: [email protected]

Training programs held in other states will not be approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. However, individuals who have received training in out of state training programs may apply for Georgia registration on the basis of this training. Detailed information on that training will be required. Other requirements for registration, including observations and references, must be met.
Mediation Requirements
Helpful FAQ:
It is recommended to become registered if you wish to handle court-referred or court-ordered cases.

Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution ADR Forms and Applications:


Contact for Judicial Branch: Diane E. Kenty, Esq., CADRES Director
Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Service (CADRES)
P.O. Box 4820
Portland, Maine 04112-4820
Phone: 207-822-0719
Contact: Alexander Beach, Administrative/Data Assistant
Phone: 207-822-0706

ADR Mediator Requirements:
100 total hours of mediation training and experience, including: 40 hours of mediation training. 20 hours of experience as a mediator. 10 hours of training or experience in general civil law and court procedure.


Contact for Maryland Court: Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Executive Director
Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission
2001-C Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-260-1676, 410-260-3540
Fax: 410-260-3536, 410-260-3541
Email: [email protected] , [email protected]

Mediation Requirements:
40 hours of mediation training. 4 hours of continuing education are required every year.

Maryland Circuit Court Mediator Applications:
ADR Court Volunteer application and information:


District Court
Administrative Office
Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
First Floor
24 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114-4703
Phone: 617-788-8810
Fax: 617-788-8985

Contact: John Bello (Acting) Associate Court Administrator
Executive Office of the Trial Court
One Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-742-8575

Mediator Guidelines:
Minimum of 30 hours of training, 36-40 hours recommended. Minimum of 3 role-plays.

No state court approved mediator list, contact local trial court department for more information.


Contact for 20th Circuit Court:
20th Circuit Court
414 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: 616-846-8320
Fax: 616-846-8179
Email: [email protected]

Court Mediator Qualifications:
40 hours of mediation training. Observation of 2 mediations, and conducting one mediation.

FAQ for Court Mediation Roster

New Hampshire

Contact for Circuit Court: Heather Kulp, ADR Coordinator
Circuit Court Administrative Office
45 Chenell Dr., Suite 2
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-6418
Email: [email protected]

NH Judicial Branch Mediation Information:
Information on the Supreme, Circuit, and Superior Court’s ADR programs and requirements.

Mediation Panel Membership Information and Application:

New Jersey

Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit
P.O. Box 45023
Newark, New Jersey 07101
Phone: 973-504-6200

Contact for District Court: Judge Mark Falk, United States Magistrate
Street Address:
Martin Luther King Building
& U.S. Courthouse
50 Walnut Street
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973-645-3730
Mailing Address:
Martin Luther King Building
& U.S. Courthouse
50 Walnut Street Room 4015
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973-645-3730

NJ Mediator Qualifications:
18 hours of basic mediation training is required.

Continuing Mediation Education:
Participation in 10 hours of continuing education every 12 months shall be required of all Accredited Members in order to maintain their status.

Contact United States Magistrate Judge Mark Falk for more information on the court program.

 New York

Please note that New York State does not “certify” mediators. Mediators who volunteer for CDRCs (Community Dispute Resolution Centers) or belong to ADR member organizations may be certified to mediate only through the particular CDRC or member organization.
Part 146 Mediation FAQ:
24 hours of basic mediation training, and 16 hours of additional training in specific mediation techniques pertaining to the subject area of the types of cases referred to them.

No state certified mediators, but contact local community dispute resolution center for more information.

North Carolina

Contact for North Carolina Court System, NC Dispute Resolution Commission: Leslie Ratliff, Commission Director
Maureen Robinson, General Questions
Street Address:
NC Judicial Center
901 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
Mailing Address:
NC Dispute Resolution Commission
P.O. Box 2448
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: 919-890-1415
Fax: 919-890-1935
Email: [email protected] , [email protected]
Superior Court Mediation Coordinators Contacts

Mediator Certification Requirements:
40 hours in a trial court mediation training program, or have completed a 16 hour supplemental trial court mediation training. Non-attorneys may be certified if they have completed a six hour training on North Carolina court organization, legal terminology, civil court procedure, the attorney-client privilege, the unauthorized practice of law and common legal issues arising in superior court cases, provided by a trainer certified by the Commission; 3 letters of reference to the Commission; and completed a minimum of 20 hours of basic mediation training, along with mediating 30 disputes.

Local Rules and Forms

Application to Mediate for Superior Court of North Carolina:


Contact for Supreme Court: Catherine Geyer, Esq., Secretary
Commission on Dispute Resolution
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431
Phone: 614-387-9422, 614-387-9420
Fax: 614-387-9409
Email: [email protected] , [email protected]

Basic Mediation Training Approval Checklist:
12 hour training including: Conflict theory, process, communication, technique, and professional conduct.

Court ADR Resources


Contact for District Court:
ADR Coordinator
United States District Court For the Western District of PA
700 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-208-7458
Fax: 412-208-7517
Email: [email protected]

Mediator Requirements, Section 2.5(B)(1):
40 hours of mediation training.

Certificate of Compliance for Court Alternative Dispute Resolution: 

Rhode Island

Contact for Supreme Court: Julie P. Hamil, Esquire, General Counsel and Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Supreme Court of Rhode Island
250 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-3266, 401-222-8714
Email: [email protected]

Contact for Rhode Island Mediators Association:
Rhode Island Mediators Association
9 Juniper Court
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401-253-2458
Email: [email protected]

Application and Requirements:
Guidelines are listed on link below, along with the application. Generally, 40 hours of basic mediation training and 10 hours of continuing mediation education are required. Continuing education shall be made up of 5 credit hours of general mediation training including 1 ethics credit, and 5 hours of mediation training in one or more specialty areas.

South Carolina

ADR Commission Staff Contact: Cindy Coker
South Carolina Bar
950 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-799-6653 ext. 142
Email: [email protected]
ADR Commission Member Contacts

Mediator Roster Guidelines:
The South Carolina Bar houses the Supreme Court’s Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and related Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification, which aid the Court with all aspects of South Carolina court-annexed ADR.


Contact for Vermont Superior Court Family Mediation Program: Program Manager Vermont Superior Court Family Mediation Program
Vermont Superior Court Family Mediation Program
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701
Email: [email protected]

Mediation requirements mostly apply to divorce mediators, or environmental mediators.
28 hours basic mediation, including 6 hours of role play and debriefing activities.


Contact for Virginia Judicial System: Paul F. DeLosh, Director
Sally P. Campbell, Dispute Resolution Services Manager
Phone: 804- 786-6455

Court Certification Requirements:
Each court type has its own guidelines for certification, but listed here is the guidelines for General District Court certification. 20 hours of basic mediation training, 4 hour course on Virginia’s Judicial System, 2 general mediation observations and 3 general co-mediations with a certified mentor.

West Virginia

Contact for West Virginia State Bar: Anita Casey, State Bar Executive Director
West Virginia State Bar
2000 Deitrick Blvd
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone and Fax: 304-553-7228
Phone for WV State Bar: 304-553-7220
Email: [email protected]

West Virginia Mediator Guidelines (WV State Bar):
Be a member in good standing of The West Virginia State Bar; Have completed The West Virginia State Bar’s Basic Mediation Training and Advanced Mediation Training programs; Have submitted an application to The West Virginia State Bar asking to be listed as a mediator for circuit courts, and Pay an annual application fee of $25.00. If the attorney is willing to do voluntary mediations in compliance with Rule 25.04, the annual fee will be waived.

West Virginia State Bar Volunteer Mediator Application: