The Office of Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee is a standing Committee appointed by the Colorado Supreme Court. The Committee serves the following purposes:
The Supreme Court Liaison to the Committee is Justice Alison Eid. The committee is co-chaired by Judge Todd Plewe, 22nd Judicial District, and Ben Stough, District Court Administrator for the 17th Judicial District. The Committee is staffed by Holly Panetta, Director of the Office of Dispute Resolution.
The Committee is composed of 19 members of varying backgrounds, including: district and county judges; a senior judge; a trial court magistrate; a district administrator; a legislator; a representative of the Governor’s office; a representative from the Attorney General’s office, a representative of the Mediation Association of Colorado; a member of the Colorado Bar Association, a representative of community conflict resolution; a ODR mediator; a representative from the Restorative Justice community; a representative of the Colorado Judicial Institute; an ADR Managing Mediator or ODR Program Administrator, and a representative of higher education.
The Office of Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee meets at least two times per year.
The courts were encouraged to expand use of the Dispute Resolution Act by HJR 97-1020.
Proposal for court-referred mediation
Order Establishing the Office of Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee (PDF)
2011 Order of Appointment
2012 Order of Appointments
For more information, visit the ODR website at www.coloradoODR.org
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