C.R.S. Section 13-22-302
Definitions


As used in this part 3, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1)

“Arbitration” means the referral of a dispute to one or more neutral third parties for a decision based on evidence and testimony provided by the disputants.

(1.3)

“Chief justice” means the chief justice of the Colorado supreme court.

(1.7)

“Director” means the director of the office of dispute resolution.

(2)

“Early neutral evaluation” means an early intervention in a lawsuit by a court-appointed evaluator to narrow, eliminate, and simplify issues and assist in case planning and management. Settlement of the case may occur under early neutral evaluation.

(2.1)

“Fact finding” means an investigation of a dispute by a public or private body that examines the issues and facts in a case and may or may not recommend settlement procedures.

(2.3)

“Med-arb” means a process in which parties begin by mediation, and failing settlement, the same neutral third party acts as arbitrator of the remaining issues.

(2.4)

“Mediation” means an intervention in dispute negotiations by a trained neutral third party with the purpose of assisting the parties to reach their own solution.

(2.5)

“Mediation communication” means any oral or written communication prepared or expressed for the purposes of, in the course of, or pursuant to, any mediation services proceeding or dispute resolution program proceeding, including, but not limited to, any memoranda, notes, records, or work product of a mediator, mediation organization, or party; except that a written agreement to enter into a mediation service proceeding or dispute resolution proceeding, or a final written agreement reached as a result of a mediation service proceeding or dispute resolution proceeding, which has been fully executed, is not a mediation communication unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties.

(2.7)

“Mediation organization” means any public or private corporation, partnership, or association which provides mediation services or dispute resolution programs through a mediator or mediators.

(3)

“Mediation services” or “dispute resolution programs” means a process by which parties involved in a dispute, whether or not an action has been filed in court, agree to enter into one or more settlement discussions with a mediator in order to resolve their dispute.

(4)

“Mediator” means a trained individual who assists disputants to reach a mutually acceptable resolution of their disputes by identifying and evaluating alternatives.

(4.3)

“Mini-trial” means a structured settlement process in which the principals involved meet at a hearing before a neutral advisor to present the merits of each side of the dispute and attempt to formulate a voluntary settlement.

(4.5)

“Multi-door courthouse concepts” means that form of alternative dispute resolution in which the parties select any combination of problem solving methods designed to achieve effective resolution, including, but not limited to, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, med-arb, mini-trials, settlement conference, special masters, and summary jury trials.

(5)

“Office” means the office of dispute resolution.

(6)

“Party” means a mediation participant other than the mediator and may be a person, public officer, corporation, partnership, association, or other organization or entity, either public or private.

(7)

“Settlement conference” means an informal assessment and negotiation session conducted by a legal professional who hears both sides of the case and may advise the parties on the law and precedent relating to the dispute and suggest a settlement.

(8)

“Special master” means a court-appointed magistrate, auditor, or examiner who, subject to specifications and limitations stated in the court order, shall exercise the power to regulate all proceedings in every hearing before such special master, and to do all acts and take all measures necessary or proper for compliance with the court’s order.

(9)

“Summary jury trial” means summary presentations in complex cases before a jury empaneled to make findings which may or may not be binding.

Source: Section 13-22-302 — Definitions, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-13.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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Competence of persons eighteen years of age or older
13–22–102
Minors - consent for medical care and treatment for use of drugs or a substance use disorder
13–22–103
Minors - consent for medical, dental, and related care
13–22–103.5
Minors - consent for medical care - pregnancy
13–22–104
Transplants and transfusions generally - declaration of policy - limit on liability of minors
13–22–105
Minors - consent - contraception
13–22–106
Minors - consent - sexual offense
13–22–107
Legislative declaration - definitions - children - waiver by parent of prospective negligence claims
13–22–201
Definitions
13–22–202
Notice
13–22–203
Applicability
13–22–204
Effect of agreement to arbitrate - nonwaivable provisions
13–22–205
Application for judicial relief
13–22–206
Validity of agreement to arbitrate
13–22–207
Motion to compel or stay arbitration
13–22–208
Provisional remedies
13–22–209
Initiation of arbitration
13–22–210
Consolidation of separate arbitration proceedings
13–22–211
Appointment of arbitrator - service as a neutral arbitrator
13–22–212
Disclosure by arbitrator
13–22–213
Action by majority
13–22–214
Immunity of arbitrator - competency to testify - attorney fees and costs
13–22–215
Arbitration process
13–22–216
Representation by attorney
13–22–217
Witnesses - subpoenas - depositions - discovery
13–22–218
Judicial enforcement of pre-award ruling by arbitrator
13–22–219
Award
13–22–220
Change of award by arbitrator
13–22–221
Remedies - fees and expenses of arbitration proceeding
13–22–222
Confirmation of award
13–22–223
Vacating award
13–22–224
Modification or correction of award
13–22–225
Judgment on award - attorney fees and litigation expenses
13–22–226
Jurisdiction
13–22–227
Venue
13–22–228
Appeals
13–22–229
Uniformity of application and construction
13–22–230
Saving clause
13–22–301
Short title
13–22–302
Definitions
13–22–303
Office of dispute resolution - establishment
13–22–304
Director - assistants
13–22–305
Mediation services
13–22–306
Office of dispute resolution programs - mediators
13–22–307
Confidentiality
13–22–308
Settlement of disputes
13–22–310
Dispute resolution fund - creation - source of funds
13–22–311
Court referral to mediation - duties of mediator
13–22–312
Applicability
13–22–313
Judicial referral to ancillary forms of alternative dispute resolution
13–22–501
Short title
13–22–502
Legislative declaration
13–22–503
Definitions
13–22–504
Agreement for alternative dispute resolution
13–22–505
Applicability
13–22–506
Choice of language
13–22–507
Immunity
13–22–601
Contracts pertaining to marijuana enforceable
13–22–701
Short title
13–22–702
Legislative declaration
13–22–703
Definitions
13–22–704
Notification concerning abortion
13–22–705
No notice required - when
13–22–706
Penalties - damages - defenses
13–22–707
Judicial bypass - rules
13–22–708
Limitations
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Current through Fall 2024

§ 13-22-302’s source at colorado​.gov