Policy on Mediating with Pro Se Parties

Due to the court's desire to ensure that parties who negotiate in court-sponsored mediations do so with a full understanding of their rights, risks and options, it is the general policy of the Mediation Program of the Court of Appeals not to mediate matters where one or more of the parties are not represented by counsel. Pro se appeals, while not categorically excluded from inclusion in the appellate mediation program, are very rarely referred for mediation.