• 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

  • Volunteering for Division H

     

     JCMS provides mediators at the courthouse for Small Claims Court and County Court Division H sessions.  The mediators offer the disputants facilitated settlement conferences.  If mediation does not settle the dispute, the parties proceed to have their case heard by the judge.  Since these parties have already reached court, they are often hardened into their positions. Mediators use more directed reality checking than in typical mediations, which is one reason why JCMS calls these meetings facilitated settlement conferences.  If the meeting is not successful, the judge is going to hear the case.  The mediators need to make a relatively quick decision as to whether an agreement is possible, and press towards a settlement. 

    How to Volunteer

    To Observe and Mediate

    Email Natasha (jeffcomediation@gmail.com) for details.

    Reminders

    A few reminders about Division H:

    • Dress appropriately.
    • We cannot guarantee that there will be any mediation cases to observe.
    • Most mediators are very open to discussing mediation and their experiences in general. After the mediation, or outside the courtroom, feel free to ask any question that you might have about a mediation you observed or how cases could have been handled in mediation.
    • Court mediations will likely differ from your textbook expectations. We consider these cases to be facilitated settlement conferences that are conducted by trained mediators.
    • If you have comments, questions or concerns, please let the JCMS staff know.