LMMR 5. NOTING FOR MEDIATION AND TRIAL SETTING Upon the filing of a Response to the Petition which contests child custody or visitation, making the proceeding subject to these rules, the Petitioner shall immediately note the proceeding for mandatory mediation and trial setting on forms prescribed by the Court. The form for mandatory mediation shall be entitled “Order to Transfer to Mandatory Mediation”, shall be substantially in the form in Appendix A to these rules, and shall be signed by the attorney for each party and each party appearing pro se prior to presentation to the Court for approval. The form for trial setting shall be the standard Notice of Issue available in the Lewis County Clerk’s Office. The refusal by an attorney or pro se party to sign the Order to Transfer to Mediation shall not delay a transfer to Family Court Services or trial setting. Such refusal to sign shall be noted on the Order to Transfer to Mandatory Mediation. [Adopted effective September 1, 2003]
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