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Circuit Mediation Office


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 problems.

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, read the mediation FAQ (link on the right) and please click on the links in the Resources section below.

Office Staff

David W. Aemmer - Chief Circuit Mediator
Hope Eckert - Circuit Mediator
Denise McClure - Conference Administator

Contact us at

Telephone: 303-844-6017
Facsimile: 303-844-6437


Circuit Mediation Contact Form

FRAP Rule 33 and 10th Circuit Rule 33.1

Sample Order of Dismissal

Sample Stipulation to Dismiss

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