Because a District Court mediation is triggered by a public order entered by the judge who is presiding in the case, the fact that a case is in mediation is not confidential. Communications made during the mediation process and documents generated for mediation purposes, however, are confidential and may not be disclosed to the presiding judge or to any outside parties without the parties’ concurrence.

Compliance with the district court’s mediation policies and orders may be enforced by the Court’s Compliance Judge. The Compliance Judge is never the judge presiding in the individual case in which compliance issues may arise.