Alternate Dispute Resolution
The Office of Adjudication provides settlement conferences, voluntary mediations and informal conferences in litigated workers' compensation cases. These services are provided by workers' compensation judges at no cost to the parties.
Whenever a party files a petition with the Office of Adjudication, the assigned workers' compensation judge will schedule the case for mediation. This mediation is mandatory unless the judge concludes that it would be futile.
In addition to mandatory mediation, the parties may request voluntary mediation sessions, a settlement conference or an informal conference. To schedule a voluntary mediation session or a settlement conference, the parties should jointly contact the office of the mutually agreed upon mediating judge. Requests for informal conferences must be made by filing a Request for Informal Conference form available from any judge's office.
The following is a list of judges who mediate cases, and may be available to travel outside of their assigned office, if approved. The list below contains links to the mediation procedures followed by those judges.