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      Dispute Resolution

      ?A neutral mediator can help parties in a dispute reach agreement.

      About dispute resolution

      Mediators help identify issues, reduce misunderstandings, clarify priorities, explore areas of compromise, and find points of agreement. The parties decide on an agreement, not the mediator. 

      Selecting a mediator

      Use this guide to learn more about mediation and what type of mediation will work best for you.

      How to Select a Mediator


      Find a dispute resolution provider

      Civil mediators

      Domestic mediators

      Parent/adolescent mediators

      Juvenile dependency mediators

      Core mediators

      Parenting coordinators

      Case managers

      Domestic conciliators

      Mentor mediators


      Information for dispute resolution providers

      The Kansas Supreme Court approved new and amended rules regarding mediators, mediation, and dispute resolution processes. Supreme Court Rules 905-922 are effective January 1, 2020.

      Supreme Court Rules 905-922: Rules Relating to Dispute Resolution

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The Office of Judicial Administration will accept applications for approval of individuals, programs, and primary/continuing dispute resolution education:


      Individual Application

      Approval of Individual Dispute Resolution Providers


      Program Application

      Approval of Dispute Resolution Programs


      Education Program Applications

      Approval of Primary Training and Live CDRE Activity

      Approval of CDRE Activity: Teaching Credit

      Approval of CDRE Activity: Authorship Credit

      Approval of CDRE Activity: Live Teleconference and/or Webinar

      Approval of CDRE Activity: Prerecorded Programming

      Sample Orders and Forms

      Mentor mediator evaluation form

      Order for Domestic Mediation

      Order for Domestic Conciliation 

      Order for Appointment of Parenting Coordinator

      Limited Case Management Order

      Case Management Order

      Other information

      Calendar of approved trainings



      Dispute resolution coordinator
      301 SW 10th Ave., Room 337
      Topeka, KS 66612-1507


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