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Home Administration Court Services Office of Dispute Resolution Information for Mediators and ADR Professionals Interested in Contracting with ODR
Home Administration Court Services Office of Dispute Resolution Information for Mediators and ADR Professionals Interested in Contracting with ODR
Information for Mediators and ADR Professionals Interested in Contracting with ODR

The Office of Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) was created by the Colorado Dispute Resolution Act in 1983, Section 13-22-301, et seq., C.R.S.  ODR exists to make available quality, affordable dispute resolution programs and services in the State of Colorado. ODR contracts with mediators and other dispute resolution professionals to provide services to the Colorado courts as needed.

 All mediators who contract with ODR are independent contractors and are solely responsible for the performance of their duties under the contract and for payment of taxes, payment of insurance, etc.  All applicants understand that prior to engagement as an independent contractor for ODR the parties will enter into a separate written contract setting forth the duties and responsibilities of the parties.

 

Who is this for?

All ADR professionals interested in providing services as independent contractors for ODR.

ODR is not accepting applications at this time but please check this website regularly.

ODR selects its contract mediators through a process of screening applications, and in-person interviews.  The interviews include questions designed to evaluate the applicant’s knowledge of mediation and mediation role-plays in which applicants demonstrate their mediation skills.  Applicants must meet certain minimum qualifications, including 40 hours of mediation training, experience as a mediator, and substantive knowledge in the subject area in which they are seeking to provide services.

For more information about mediator qualifications please click here. https://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Custom.cfm?Unit=odr&Page_ID=370

What is this for? ADR professionals must submit an application to be considered for a contract with ODR.
 
What is the deadline?

The application period for the FY17-FY19 contract period (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018) is closed, however, individual districts may seek additional applications during the contract period on an as needed basis.  

What is the qualification process?

The following information is provided as a  resource for potential applicants.

How do I apply?

ODR selects its contract mediators through a process of screening applications, and in-person interviews.  The interviews include questions designed to evaluate the applicant’s knowledge of mediation and mediation role-plays in which applicants demonstrate their mediation skills.  Applicants must meet certain minimum qualifications, including 40 hours of mediation training, experience as a mediator, and substantive knowledge in the subject area in which they are seeking to provide services.

For more information about mediator qualifications please click here. https://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Custom.cfm?Unit=odr&Page_ID=370

Who do I contact?

Please direct procedural questions (i.e., online request, applications, timelines, etc.) regarding this process to:
Veronica Chacon by email at odrmediations@judicial.state.co.us 

Please email specific policy or technical questions regarding the ODR Program to: 
Sharon Sturges by email at sharon.sturges@judicial.state.co.us    
 

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