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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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