Dear Certified Mediator,

The Court has issued an administrative order relating to several alternative dispute resolution (ADR) items which continue to address operational issues related to the pandemic.  The order extends a limited number of provisions authorized in April 2020 and December 2020. 

Link to AOSC20-24 Amendment 2

Highlights of the order include:

  1. suspending the Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators by eliminating the required points for mentorship activities through June 30, 2022.  Important Note:  Except for county mediator certification, some mentorship activities may still be needed for applicants to reach the required points for certification;  
  2. extending the ability of parenting coordination training to be conducted online through December 31, 2022; and
  3. waiving certain disciplinary requirements for certified mediators and qualified parenting coordinators. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season,