About Us


The program, originally known as Court Annexed Mediation Services (CAMP), began on February 13, 2001. On February 24, 2010 the program name was officially changed to CMSSM Court Mediation Services and was approved by the Denver Bar Association (DBA) Board of Trustees as a “stand alone committee” of the DBA. CMSSM is staffed and operated by trained and experienced mediators. Program funding relies in large part upon the nominal fees collected for our mediation services, with some annual contributions from the DBA, the Denver County Courts, and others. CMSSM operates with the approval and support of the Judges and Magistrates who adjudicate some of the cases mediated.


Enhance the effectiveness of the Colorado justice system promoting the use of mediation and providing:

  • Convenient, high quality and affordable mediation services to the community and courts;
  • Mediation training and mentorship opportunities; and
  • Education for the courts, attorneys, and public concerning alternative dispute resolution.


DBA/CMSSM ChairJim Carr
Executive DirectorsPat Ayd
Elizabeth Walker
Director of SchedulingPat Ayd
Director of FinancePat Ayd
Director of CommunicationsChuck Woodward
Director of Onsite MediationsElizabeth Walker
Director of OperationsSarah Hornaday