The Mediation Division/Program is in its 29th year of operation. What began as a pilot program in 1986 has evolved into the largest, ongoing court mediation program in the State of New Mexico. During FY14, 853 cases were referred to the Mediation Division, 562 cases were mediated and approximately 400+ cases were resolved (primarily civil complaints including landlord/tenant, debt collection, consumer complaint, etc.). A limited number of criminal cases were also mediated involving neighbor disputes, barking dogs, etc. The Mediation Division recruits and maintains a pool of approximately 100+ professionally trained mediators who provide well over 1000 hours of volunteer time to the Court each year. The Mediation Division staff also provides back up staff for the Self-Help Office.