Office of Dispute Resolution – Colorado Judicial Branch
Mediation provides an alternative to litigation through the courts.
“It is an intervention in dispute negotiations by a trained neutral third party with the purpose of assisting parties to reach their own solution.”
~Colorado Dispute Resolution Act~
What are the Benefits of Mediation?
Mediation may be less expensive than going to court.
Mediation is usually faster than going to court, it’s private and confidential.
Mediation gives the parties a chance to craft an agreement which meets their needs.
Mediation gives parties control over the outcome.
What Disputes can be Mediated?
Domestic Relations: including divorce, custody, property division, parenting time & support.
Civil: including contracts, fee disputes, landlord/tenant, employer/employee, money demands,
personal injury, malpractice and property damages.
Juvenile: parenting time & support, victim/offender restitution, dependency & neglect matters.
Probate: including guardianships, conservator ships and estate distribution.
Criminal: including victim/offender restitution.
What will the Mediation Cost through ODR?
Domestic Relations = $120 per hour / $60 per party, per hour, with both parties.
Juvenile = $120 per hour / $60 per party, per hour, with both parties.
District Court Criminal = $120 per hour / $60 per party, per hour, with both parties.
District Court Civil & Probate Cases = $150 per hour / $75 per party, per hour, with both parties.
County Court Civil & Criminal = $100 per hour / $50 per party, per hour, with both parties.
Small Claims = $60 per hour, $30 per party, per hour if both parties are present.
Government Agencies = $80 per hour for any case type, including dependency & neglect, truancy, parenting and other issues.
ODR mediators provide services at $30.00-$75.00 per party per hour depending on the case type. Reduced fee services are available to qualified individuals. Instructions and requests for Reduce Payment or mediation services can be found on the ODR webpage. In addition, requests for mediation can be made on-line. Parties and attorneys can access the ODR webpage at www.coloradoODR.com to schedule mediations. E-mail scheduling is preferred. Parties can call direct to 1-800-888-0001, Ext. 3672, if they do not have e-mail access. E-mail access will be required for all ODR contract mediators located in the district in order to receive mediation referrals.
Other persons or agencies who have requested to be included in this notice for the purpose of providing mediation services:
A list of persons who have indicated a desire to provide mediation services in the 7JD can be accessed by clicking List of Mediators in the side navigation of this page. The list is provided as a convenience to litigants in the District. However, except for indicating whether or not the providers are attorneys licensed to practice in Colorado, or that they have had recognized mediation training in Colorado, no representation are made by the District or the State of Colorado regarding the experience and/or qualifications of those included in the list. The information contained on this list is provided by the practitioners themselves and is for your consideration. Being included on this list does not mean a provider is recommended or approved by the 7JD. Further, the 7JD has not made any attempt to validate the information supplied by the providers. The listing appears in alphabetical order and no preference should be inferred from the order in which the names appear on the list. The provider should be contacted directly to obtain more information regarding his/her qualifications, experience, training and areas of specialty, as well as fees charged for services rendered. Finally, information in this list is subject to change and maybe out of date or incorrect; please contact the provider to verify information.