Yes, all small claims cases are required to register for and participate in ODR before being placed on a calendar for a hearing. To view the Magistrate Court ODR Order click here.
No, there is no fee for ODR.
The parties and/or their attorneys.
No, but you can hire an attorney if you would like to be represented.
You and your attorney have two options: Indirect Attorney Involvement: You can register for ODR and participate in the mediation without your attorney. You and your attorney can discuss any offer or agreement before you accept the offer or sign the agreement. OR Direct Attorney Involvement: You and/or your attorney can register for ODR and participate in the mediation.
No, you can reject any offer made by the other party.
If a party does not do what they agreed to do, the other party or their attorney can file a motion (written request) with the Court asking the Court to enforce the agreement.
Please contact the Clerk’s Office. Your case will be handled outside of the ODR Program to ensure appropriate language access.