Becoming a Volunteer Mediator in the Court of Appeals Program

Volunteer mediators are selected by the Court. Volunteers must be members of the D.C. Bar and well-experienced in the field of law. The current roster of mediators includes distinguished senior members of the bar, professors from local law schools, and attorneys with broad experience mediating complex civil cases.

New mediators are added to the court’s roster in groups of approximately 10-20, and must undergo a two-day training session conducted by the Mediation Program staff. A new group of trainees is added to panel as the caseload of the program requires.

If you are interested in serving as a Court of Appeals mediator, contact Chief Circuit Mediator Carolyn Lerner at (202) 216-7342.