Roster of Private Professional Mediators
As a service to litigants in civil cases, the United States
District Court for the District of Colorado has invited the
private bar, through the Faculty of Federal Advocates, to compile
a roster of attorneys who practice full or part time as professional
mediators in federal lawsuits. The roster can be found at www.dcolomediators.org.
is a flexible, non-binding, confidential process in which a
neutral person facilitates settlement negotiations.
the Court nor the FFA verifies the credentials listed by the
participants, monitors the roster members, nor plays a role
in the hiring, compensation,
or discipline of mediators who join the roster. Litigants
are encouraged to conduct a careful review of the background
and credentials of any mediator hired from the roster.
The Faculty of Federal Advocates is an organization
of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal practice
United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
The Faculty is committed to enhancing advocacy skills, professionalism
and the integrity of the federal judicial system.
these goals, the Faculty provides continuing legal education
classes, mentoring and pro bono opportunities and other support
services which foster and demonstrate commitment to the highest
advocacy performance and ethical conduct by and among its members.
The 1994 Civil Justice
Reform Act advisory group identified the need for a federal court
practice organization to address substantive
and procedural issues unique to federal court.
In 1996, Chief
Judge Matsch appointed a seven-member task force to design and
establish the organization. The judges defined
the goal of the faculty as “pursuit of the special function
of advocacy in a particular forum.” Formed in 1997, the
Faculty of Federal Advocates, a non-profit Colorado corporation,
is open to all interested attorneys.
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The current focus of the Faculty's continuing legal
education program is the computerized system for exhibits that
court building has made possible. The programs include an
opportunity for attorneys to learn in the courtrooms how the
The Faculty also sponsors a series of brown bag
lunches with individual district court judges, magistrate judges
judges. The lunches provide an informal setting for learning
about each judge and his or her approach to courtroom issues.
Faculty provides representation to pro se litigants in cases
referred by the district court. By pairing senior member
with lawyers less experienced in federal practice, the
mentoring program is a pro bono opportunity that enhances the
experience for a less experienced lawyer, while allowing
the mentor lawyer to take on a case knowing that he or
have some assistance.
We encourage you to learn more about the benefits
of membership in the Faculty of Federal Advocates.
Note: Recent Articles and Handouts from
Faculty of Federal Advocates CLE's are available for download from
the Links and Resources page.