Welcome to the Mediator Scheduler!
This is where mediators can sign up to mediate small claims cases via Fairfax County’s Matterhorn online dispute resolution (ODR) platform, and in-person at Arlington GDC, the City of Falls Church GDC, and Loudoun GDC.
Beginning in October 2021, Matterhorn mediators can sign up for one of three daily timeslots: 9:30 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm. After conducting screening calls, the court coordinator will assign a case to a mediator who signed up for a timeslot that week that works for the parties.
Once it is confirmed the mediator is available, the court coordinator will assign a case to that mediator and send the parties a message in Matterhorn with their mediation time and date. The mediator will receive an email prompting them to log in to Matterhorn, and they can introduce themselves via the platform and leave a Zoom or WebEx link.
There are three signup slots available per timeslot for mentor-mediators and non-mentor-mediators. There is also a “miscellaneous” slot posted on Mondays of each week for mediators who are available to mediate cases outside of the times provided.
Note: The number of cases are limited at this time due to 1) smaller dockets in Court, 2) lack of valid contact information for parties, and 3) only a few cases (with contact information) want to move forward with mediation. This seems to be a statewide issue as a result of COVID-19. Though some details are still in the works, we will try to provide as many mediators as possible opportunities to mediate. *Registration does not guarantee a case; you will only receive a case assignment if there is one to move forward.
Please click the link below to sign up. Once you have selected a day and time, a new screen will open for you to complete your contact information and submit the request.
To sign up for in-person mediation at Arlington, Loudoun, and/or Falls Church General District Court (Small Claims) please select the proper court via the online scheduler and then select the date you would like to volunteer.
You are welcome to sign up to mediate for any available dates for Arlington, Loudoun, and/or Falls Church courts in August. Click on the Online Mediator Scheduling system linked below and sign up for as many dates as you would like.
Small claims docket
-Arlington GDC is Fridays at 9:30 AM, excluding the first Friday of the month.
-FC GDC is on the first three Wednesdays of the month at 11:30 AM.
-Loudoun GDC is Tuesdays at 8:30 AM.
Select the court in which you would like to mediate and view available dates. Once you have picked a date, click the shift time, and it will ask for your contact information. Fill out your information and submit the request. You will then be confirmed on that date for your mediation.
For court documents and additional mediation information, please see the NVMS InfoHub! If you have any questions/concerns, contact Abigail Blatt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mediator Scheduling System
Sign up to mediate here!