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RULE 17-405. QUALIFICATIONS OF COURT-DESIGNATED MEDIATORS

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland RulesEffective: April 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 17. Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 400. Proceedings in the Appellate Court
Effective: April 1, 2023
MD Rules, Rule 17-405
RULE 17-405. QUALIFICATIONS OF COURT-DESIGNATED MEDIATORS
(a) Initial Approval. To be approved as a mediator by the Chief Judge, an individual shall:
(1) be (A) an incumbent judge of the Appellate Court; (B) a senior judge of the Supreme Court, the Appellate Court, a circuit court, or the District Court; (C) a staff attorney from the Appellate Court designated by the Chief Judge; or (D) a retired circuit court magistrate;
Cross reference: See Rule 1-202 for the definition of “senior judge.”
(2) have (A) completed at least 40 hours of basic mediation training in a program meeting the requirements of Rule 17-104, or (B) conducted at least two Maryland appellate mediations prior to January 1, 2014 and completed advanced mediation training approved by the ADR Division;
(3) unless waived by the ADR Division, have observed at least two Appellate Court mediation sessions and have participated in a debriefing with a staff mediator from the ADR Division after the mediations; and
(4) be familiar with the Rules in Titles 8 and 17 of the Maryland Rules.
(b) Continued Approval. To retain approval as a mediator by the Chief Judge, an individual shall:
(1) abide by mediation standards adopted by Administrative Order of the Supreme Court and posted on the Judiciary website;
(2) comply with mediation procedures and requirements established by the Appellate Court;
(3) submit to periodic monitoring by the ADR Division of mediations conducted by the individual; and
(4) unless waived by the Chief Judge, complete in each calendar year four hours of continuing mediation-related education in one or more topics set forth in Rule 17-104 or any other advanced mediation training approved by the ADR Division.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 17-403 (a) (2015).

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[Adopted Dec. 7, 2015, eff. Jan. 1, 2016. Amended June 20, 2017, eff. Aug. 1, 2017; Nov. 19, 2019, eff. Jan. 1, 2020; Feb. 9, 2022, eff. April 1, 2022; April 21, 2023, eff. nunc pro tunc April 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 17-405, MD R ADR Rule 17-405
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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