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Mediation Roster Frequently Asked Questions


Mediation Roster Frequently Asked Questions


What are the qualifications to be on the court roster?

  1. Have successfully completed at least 40 hours of Court approved basic formal mediation training in the last three years. This training shall be under a single training course from a single, court-approved training provider;
  2. The new applicant must also complete 10 hours of experience in observing a court
  3. qualified mediator conduct mediation, and 10 hours in either conducting mediations singly or co-mediating with a court qualified mediator;
  4. Successfully pass an examination on the Code of Ethics for ADR providers;
  5. Agree to conduct at least three pro bono mediations each year, at least one of these will be assigned by the Director.
  6. Be of good moral character in that the provider has not been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or any other serious crime, and has not received professional sanctions that, when considered in light of the duties and responsibilities of an ADR provider, are determined by the Director to indicate that the best interests of the public are not served by including the provider on the roster.

Where can I receive mediation training?

The following are a list of the current approved training programs taught in Utah.


How do I apply to be on the court roster?

Fill out the ADR Roster application.

  • ADR Roster Application - PDF Document PDF

What must I do to requalify for the roster?

  • Complete and report six hours of dispute resolution related training each year;
  • Demonstrate that the provider has conducted at least 6 mediation sessions or conducted 24 hours of mediation during the previous year;
  • Submit an annual report to the Director indicating the number and type of mediation sessions completed, including the settlement status, the provider conducted that year;
  • Complete a minimum of three pro bono mediation sessions each year, at least one of these will be assigned by the Director.

What are the qualifications to be on the Arbitrator Roster?

  1. Have been a member in good standing of the Utah State Bar for at least ten years;
  2. Agree to conduct at least one pro bono arbitration annually;
  3. Be of good moral character in that the provider has not been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or any other serious crime, and has not received professional sanctions that, when considered in light of the duties and responsibilities of an ADR provider, are determined by the Director to indicate that the best interests of the public are not served by including the provider on the roster.

What must I do yearly to requalify as an arbitrator for the roster?

  1. The provider must demonstrate that the provider has conducted at least three arbitrations (or 12 hours of arbitration) during the previous year;
  2. Conduct at least one pro bono arbitration;
  3. Submit an annual report to the Director indicating the number and type of arbitrations, including the settlement status, the provider conducted that year.

What are the qualifications to be on the divorce roster?

  1. Have successfully completed an additional 32 hours of court-approved training specific to the skills, Utah laws, and information needed to conduct divorce mediation in the last three years. This training shall be under a single training course from a single, court approved provider;
  2. All applicants must have a minimum of 6 hours of training specific to domestic violence and screening for domestic violence which may be included in the court approved 32 hour training referred to above;
  3. New applicants to the court roster of divorce mediators are required to have acquired experience specific to divorce mediation. This is in addition to the 20 hours of experience required for the court roster of basic mediators. The additional experience includes having observed a minimum of two divorce mediations, co-mediating two divorce mediations and having been observed conducting two divorce mediations. Each of these includes debriefing and analysis afterward with a mediator who has Domestic Mentor status. The Domestic Mentor may charge a fee for this service.
  4. The Director will maintain and make available a list of those mediators who have Domestic Mentor status.

Where can I find a list of domestic mentors who can oversee my mentorship to be on the divorce roster?

If you have completed domestic mediation training and need to contact a Domestic Mentor to gain divorce mediation experience as required, please refer to the Domestic Mentor list for contact information.


How do I apply to be on the divorce roster?

You must complete the Divorce Roster Application. Note: You must first be on the ADR Roster or submit your ADR Roster application along with the Divorce Roster Application.

  • Divorce Roster Application - PDF Document PDF

How do I apply to be a master mediator?

If you have 300 hours of mediation experience and would like to apply to be a Master Mediator, please fill out the application.

  • Master Mediator Application - PDF Document PDF

How do I become a domestic mentor?

You must have completed 300 hours in conducting mediations in domestic cases, plus attend a domestic mentor orientation.


When are domestic mentor orientations conducted?

Please contact the ADR department for the next orientation time.


How do I apply to be a domestic violence expert?

Please fill out the Domestic Violence Expertise Application.

  • Domestic Violence Expertise Application - PDF Document PDF

How do I become a primary trainer?

Contact the ADR Director at ADRdirector@utcourts.gov


How do I get my training course court approved?

Contact the ADR Director at ADRdirector@utcourts.gov


When I have an application complete where do I send it?

Send the complete application, with all required attachments to:

Nini Rich, ADR Director
Administrative Office of the Courts
PO Box 140241
Salt Lake City UT 84114-0241


Are there any volunteer opportunities in the field of mediation with the courts?

If you are a mediator or arbitrator looking for volunteer opportunities with the court ADR programs, please visit our volunteer page. If you have further questions on any of these programs please contact the designated program coordinator listed under each section.


Are their any community mediations groups or associations I can join?

The Utah Council on Conflict Resolution (UCCR - uccr.net)


What if I have further questions?

If you have further questions, please email your questions to the ADR department and our office will respond within two (2) business days.



Page Last Modified: 10/19/2012
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