Courtroom 3 The historic Court of Appeals courtroom.
Welcome to the Circuit Mediation Office of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
The Tenth Circuit Mediation Office
conducts mediation in civil appeals pursuant to Federal Rule of
Appellate Procedure 33 and 10th Circuit Rule 33.1. The Court's
mediation process provides confidential, risk-free opportunities for
parties to resolve their disputes without the need of a further
judicial decision. The office is staffed by attorney-mediators who
conduct telephone and in-person conferences primarily to explore the
possibilities of settlement and secondarily to resolve procedural
Most types of civil appeals are eligible for a
settlement conference. Those that are not normally eligible include
pro se, social security, prisoner rights, and habeas
corpus appeals. To learn more about our
mediation program, please click on the following links in the
Resources section below.