In Colorado, mediators are not required to have any training or certification.  This makes the careful selection of a mediator all the more critical.  Ellen Squires completed a 40-hour mediation training program in 2011 and since then, has completed countless hours of continuing legal education on the subject.  Ellen has performed hundreds of mediations and has the added advantage of over 17 years of experience as a family law attorney. 

Ellen is a proud member of The Mediation Association of Colorado (MAC).

In order to become a professional MAC member, mediators must go through a rigorous vetting process. This includes providing proof that the applicant been through a comprehensive, 40 hour mediation training program, has mediated 10 or more cases covering a minimum of 100 hours, takes enough continuing education courses each year, and abides by the MAC’s Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy and Procedure. Qualified candidates must also pass a criminal background check.