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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Pro Bono Opportunity

Neutral List

Administrative Order - Neutral Removal

Pro Bono Neutral Compensation

Local Rules - ADR Local Rules can be found in section 6  under "Alternative dispute Resolution"

Procedures for ADR Referrals

ADR Participant Survey

Qualifications For Neutral Certification

  • File an application for certification on a form provided by the Clerk for approval by the Court
  • Be admitted to practice law in the highest court of any state or the District of Columbia for at least five years
  • Be a member in good standing in each jurisdiction where admitted to practice law at the time of application
  • Have completed at least thirty-two (32) hours of approved professional training in mediation
  • Observe as a non-participant at least two mediations conducted by a mediator who has completed at least twenty-five (25) mediations and is either certified under this rule or qualified under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17
  • Agree to serve for reduced or no compensation from a party who has qualified pursuant to 16-6.03 (C)(2) for appointment of a pro bono neutral
  • Complete four (4) hours of accredited continuing legal education in alternative dispute resolution on or before January 31 of each even numbered year beginning with an initial reporting period in 2016 for the two preceding years
  • After completing twenty-five mediations as a certified neutral, agree to be observed for two mediations each year by interested individuals who would otherwise be qualified for certification under the rules of this Court

Preparing For Mediation

ADR Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet #1 - Goals, Stages and Types of Cases for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Fact Sheet #2 - Responsibilities of the Court in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Fact Sheet #3 - Responsibilities of the Parties in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Fact Sheet #4 - Roles and Responsibilities of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Neutral/evaluator
Fact Sheet #5 - Post Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) Case Flow Chart
Fact Sheet #6 - Costs and Fees of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Fact Sheet #7 - Attendance Requirements of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Fact Sheet #8 - Confidentiality Requirements of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Fact Sheet #9 - Post Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR): Right to Trial, Settled Claims and Scheduling Agreements
Fact Sheet #10 - Frequently Asked Questions for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Forms

Compliance Report

Designation of Neutral

Pro Bono Neutral

Neutral Application

Completed Applications shall be submitted to the attention of the Clerk of Court. Greg_Linhares@moed.uscourts.gov or 111 South Tenth Street, Room 3.300, St. Louis, MO 63102.

Order of Referral

Limited Representation Appearance

Motion for Appointment of ADR Pro Bono Limited Scope Counsel