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How Does Mediation Work?

Both parties may choose to work with a mediator toward a mutually acceptable solution or the Court may order a mediated settlement conference. The parties may choose a mediator or one may be appointed by the senior resident superior court judge.


Mediation may be handled through in-person or virtual meetings and scheduled for a time that is convenient for all parties. There are specific rules that must be followed by both the plaintiff(s) and defendant(s). These can be found by clicking the Rules document graphic on this page.

The final settlement agreement must be put in writing and signed by both parties. Should mediation be unsuccessful, the dispute may go to trial.


Unless otherwise agreed upon, the costs of mediation are split equally by both sides of the dispute.

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Rebecca J. Britton
Certified Superior Court Mediator
Fee Schedule


*Fees subject to change

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