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    Subdivision 1. Guidelines. The state court administrator shall adopt guidelines for use by
community dispute resolution programs and training programs for mediators and arbitrators for
the community dispute resolution programs. The guidelines must include provisions to ensure
that participation in dispute resolution is voluntary, procedures for case processing, and program
certification criteria that must be met to receive court referrals. The guidelines must include:
(1) standards for training mediators and arbitrators to recognize matters involving violence
against a person; and
(2) training in family law matters that must be completed by mediators before acceptance of
postdissolution property distribution matters and postdissolution parenting time matters.
    Subd. 2. Certification. The state court administrator shall certify programs that meet the
requirements for certification set under subdivision 1.
History: 1990 c 584 s 3; 1991 c 321 s 5; 2000 c 444 art 2 s 12

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