Mandatory Mediation FAQs

1. I am required to complete the stipulation selecting mediator. Where can I find this form?

Answer: The stipulation selecting mediator is no longer a paper form. This form is a fillable form that is completed online in CM/ECF. It is only necessary for one attorney on the case to log in and complete the form. Once counsel have agreed upon a mediator, and have determined the mediator has no conflict, the stipulation should be completed. Instructions are as follows:

  • Log into your CM/ECF account
  • Under civil events, and the heading “Other Filings” select “ADR Documents.”
  • In this category you will choose “Stipulation Selecting Mediator.” This event will prompt you to enter the name of the mediator, the attorneys who “signed” the stipulation, and the date it was “signed”.
  • Review the screen containing the text of the stipulation for accuracy, and then proceed to complete the entry. Notice of electronic filing of the stipulation will be sent out.

If you require assistance completing this filing, you may call Suzanne Gunter, ADR Administrator, at (518) 257-1807 or one of the CM/ECF Help Desk numbers:

  • Albany: (518) 257-1815
  • Binghamton: (607) 779-2671
  • Syracuse: (315) 234-8687
  • Utica: (315) 266-1195