• Contact Information

    Mediation Services

    jsmediation@jeffco.us
    303-271-5060

    Monday-Friday
    hours vary

    Contact Us

    700 Jefferson County Parkway
    Suite 220
    Open Space Building
    Golden, CO 80401

  • Mediator’s Corner

     
    This section is intended for use by current JCMS Volunteers only. If you have found this page in error, return to the main Mediation page. Not a volunteer yet? Learn how to become a volunteer with our program.

    Below, you will find additional ways mediators can stay connected, such as our Volunteer Coloquia, Quarterly Happy Hours, Additional Training and Annual Recognition Event.

     

    JCMS provides all new mediators with an orientation manual. Please refer to the manual when possible and contact us if you have additional questions.

    How to Sign Up for Cases as a Volunteer Mediator

    Community Cases

    We will send email announcements about new cases available for assignment. These run the gamut from dog barking to child custody to workplace disputes. The email will include a description of the case(s) for which we are seeking volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for one of the announced cases, respond by email. DO NOT respond if you do not want the case. When you receive an assigned case, be sure to confirm receipt as directed in the case assignment email.

    Court Cases

    JCMS office handles the scheduling for all court mediations (POCC, Small Claims & Division H).

    Protection Order Conditions Conferences (POCC)

    This is shuttle conferencing at court when the judge is hearing requests for permanent protection orders. Before mediating these cases, we will need to confirm that you have the experience necessary to handle them (specialized training in domestic violence issues).

    If you are qualified, you will be added to the protection order court email list. Monthly, we send the list of available dates, times and courtroom numbers to you. Please respond only if you are willing to be there.

    See more information on POCC mediation.

    Small Claims Court

    Small claims court cases are held in the first floor courtrooms.

    To Observe
    Please email JCMS office expressing your interest in becoming a Small Claims court volunteer mediator.  You need to observe several times before you mediate cases on your own. Please email jeffcomediation@gmail.com and let JCMS office know what dates work for you. You will be added to the calendar and sent an email for confirmation.

    To Mediate
    Email jeffcomediation@gmail.com on or after the 15th of the month to sign up for the next month’s Small Claims calendar. Let us know all dates you are available (i.e., December 3, 4, 8, 9, 17 and 20). We will put you on the calendar and confirm your scheduled dates by email.

    Remember that this is a commitment – do not sign up if you are not sure you can do it.

    If you are unsure of your schedule, let us know that you would like to be on the substitute list for cancellations.  We will email or call you – usually on short notice – when there is an opening. Since it will be short notice, we understand completely if you are not available.

    See more information on small claims court mediation.

    Division H

    Division H cases are held in Courtroom 1A.

    To Observe
    Please email JCMS office expressing your interest in becoming a Small Claims court volunteer mediator.  You need to observe several times before you mediate cases on your own. Please email jeffcomediation@gmail.com and let JCMS office know what dates work for you. You will be added to the calendar and sent an email for confirmation.

    To Mediate
    Email jeffcomediation@gmail.com on or after the 15th of the month to sign up for the next month’s Small Claims calendar. Let us know all dates you are available (i.e., December 3, 4, 8, 9, 17 and 20). We will put you on the calendar and confirm your scheduled dates by email.

    Remember that this is a commitment – do not sign up if you are not sure you can do it.

    If you are unsure of your schedule, let us know that you would like to be on the substitute list for cancellations.  We will email or call you – usually on short notice – when there is an opening. Since it will be short notice, we understand completely if you are not available.

    See more information on Division H court mediation.

    IMPORTANT: If you do not have a confirmed date on our schedule, DO NOT SHOW UP AT COURT. Please be respectful of your fellow mediators. No mediator may “invite” another mediator or observer to court without first clearing it with the Mediation office.