If the parties choose court sponsored mediation, the parties select the mediator from the court's list of approved mediators. In making this selection, the parties may consider the mediator's background and experience, areas of legal concentration and fee. The complete list of court approved mediators is available on the court's website. If mediation is court ordered, then the mediator is selected by the court.


Parties who do not wish to use a member of the court's mediation panel may agree to select a mediator from a private ADR firm or any other source external to the court that is mutually agreeable to the parties.