The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia has published Mediation Procedures which formalize the current procedures to follow in the District. The guidelines are available on the Court's website (www.ganb.uscourts.gov) under the "Forms" tab or via this hyperlink. The procedures include a sample "Order Authorizing and Directing Mediation." Please note that under no circumstances should the parties contact the judge the parties desire to serve as mediator unless and until the assigned judge has approved the mediation and determined the selected judge's willingness and availability to serve as the mediator.
Thursday, October 27, 2011