Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program

Starting the Mediation Process

Party Initiated—if you have a dispute that you cannot resolve, the Mediation Center will advise you about whether your case is appropriate for mediation.If you decide to try mediation, the Center will contact the other party, explain the mediation process, and invite the other party to the Center for a meeting.

Court Referral—if a case is already in the court,the judge may suggest that the parties try mediation or the parties may suggest this on their own.This may occur anytime before the court procedure is completed. If both parties agree, the court will transfer the case to the Center, and the Center willreturn the case to the court at the end of the mediation procedure.

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