The Commission's work is processed largely through six committees composed of both Commission members and ex-officio members. Any mediator, lawyer, or member of the public who has a suggestion or concern that he or she would like the Commission to consider should contact the Commission's office.
Executive/Operations Committee: The Executive/Operations Committee oversees issues of budgeting, personnel, technology, and communications with mediators. This Committee also acts for the Commission in emergency matters and serves as the Commission's liaison to the Supreme Court and to the Administrative Office of the Courts. The current chair of this Committee is J. Anderson "Andy" Little.
Mediated Program Conference (MSC) Program Oversight Committee: This Committee oversees the operations of the MSC, and Clerk Mediation Programs and makes recommendations on policy, rules, rule revisions, and forms. This Committee also serves as the Commission's liaison to judges, clerksand court support staff. The current chair of this Committee is Lynn Gullick.
Family Financial Settlement (FFS) Program Oversight Committee
: This Committee oversees the operations of the FFS Programand makes recommendations on policy, rules, rule revisions, and forms. This Committee also serves as the Commission's liaison to district court judges and court support staff. The current chair of this Committee is Gary S. Cash.
Mediator Certification and Training Committee
: This Committee makes recommedations relating to education and training requirements for mediators and drafts proposed policy, rules and forms related to certification, renewal and continuing education of mediator. The Committee also oversees the certification and renewal processes. The current chair of this Committee is M. Ann Anderson.
: This Committee reviews ethical issues raised in the context of certification or certication renewal applications, investigates complaints about mediator conduct filed with the Commission and, where appropriate, imposes discipline. The current chair of this Committee is Gary B. Tash.
Standards andAdvisory Opinions Committee: This Committee recommends revisions to the Standards of Professional Conduct, interfaces with the State Bar and other professional regulatory agencies andissue Advisory Opinions in response to mediator requests for assistance in interpreting program rules or in resolving dilemmas that arise in mediation. The current chair of this Committee is Jacqueline "Jackie" R. Clare.
In addition to its standing committees, from time-to-time the Commission's chair appoints ad hoc committees to assist the Commission in its work by tackling a specific issue or problem. The chair often looks beyond the Commission's membership in recruiting individuals to serve on ad hoc committees. In this way, members of the broader judicial and dispute resolution communites may be tapped for their particular expertise or experience.