Mediation Program Overview

The Court's Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program provides voluntary mediation services in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings (lawsuits in bankruptcy).

Why Consider Mediation?

  • The panel of trained mediators includes lawyers and nonlawyers with a broad range of expertise
  • Mediators are available in all geographical areas, from Bellingham to Vancouver
  • Mediation is available to all parties whether or not represented by an attorney
  • Pro bono mediation, provided for no fee to those unable to pay the mediation fee, may be available

Current Panel Mediators

A list of the Program's panel of mediators, complete with biographical information, areas of mediation expertise and geographic availability is available by clicking here.

Filing a Mediation Certification

Although participation in the Program is voluntary, court rules require that all parties to an adversary proceeding file a Mediation Certification within 28 days after an answer or other response to the complaint is filed.  For electronic filers, the certification may be uploaded in CM/ECF using the event  "Mediation Certification (ADR)".

Executive Committee:

           Bruce Kriegman, Chair                    Term expires December 1, 2020

           Tuella Sykes                                    Term expires December 1, 2020     

           Jesús Miguel Palomares                  Term expires December 1, 2021

           Latife Neu                                        Term expires December 1, 2022

           Thomas Neeleman                           Term expires December 1, 2022




For information about the program, contact the Program Administrator, Gina Zadra Walton at 206-370-5207