Effective for all civil cases filed on and after March 1, 2005, a Court Annexed Mediation Program will be available to provide a prompt, equitable and inexpensive alternative method to resolve matters where the amount in controversy is $50,000.00 or less, that would otherwise enter the mandatory Court Annexed Arbitration Program.

Mediation is a process whereby a neutral third person, called a mediator, acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties.  It is an informal and non-adversarial process; the mediator’s objective is to help the parties to the dispute reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement.  In mediation, decision-making authority rests with the parties.  The role of the mediator includes, but it is not limited to, assisting the parties in identifying issues, fostering joint problem solving, and exploring settlement alternatives.

Cases enter the Court Annexed Mediation Program only by agreement from both sides of the dispute, pursuant to written stipulation filed prior to the initiation of proceedings in the Court Annexed Arbitration Program. All cases that enter the Court Annexed Mediation Program must be mediated no more than 60 days from the date of the mediator’s appointment.  Mediators are selected from a court panel list of trained, experienced and qualified mediators.  Any matter not resolved in the Court Annexed Mediation Program automatically enters the Nevada Short Trial Program (“STP”) subject to a party’s timely right to file a demand to remove the case from the STP and return it to the District Court trial docket. Parties may agree to bypass the Court Annexed Arbitration Program and Court Annexed Mediation Program altogether and enter the STP directly.

The Court Annexed Mediation Program is overseen by the Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Office, which also administers the Court Annexed Arbitration Program and the Short Trial Program, as well as the Foreclosure Mediation Program.  The ADR Commissioner and staff are always available to assist with any problem or answer any questions regarding the Court Annexed Mediation Program, the Court Annexed Arbitration Program and the Nevada Short Trial Program.  Please call (702) 671-4493.  Rules and Forms are available to download at no cost on this web site.

Mediation Forms Library

Welcome to the Mediation Forms Library. We hope the information shown here is helpful and will make your contact with court easier and more productive. Many of our forms are multiple pages – make sure you fill out all pages and print all of them prior to submitting them to the court.

To download all the Mediation Rules, Forms, and the Index at once, click the ZIP file link below. This is a large file and may require considerable download time. Please be patient. You will have to extract and save the files to your computer.

All Forms, Rules, and Index.ZIP

Individual Forms

The following forms are intended to be used as samples only. You can print them or save the Microsoft Word documents and use them as a template for your own individual documents. To download form samples, click on the appropriate document title. Forms in BOLD are prepared by the ADR office (see index above).

All documents are to be e-filed with the Clerk of the Court.

The ADR Office does not need courtesy copies of filed documents.