Judge Natalie Chase presided over several of the busiest trial court dockets in the State of Colorado for nearly 8 years. Her experience gained her notoriety with judges, attorneys, and litigants for being fair. Her ability to listen and understand all litigants put her above the rest. Judge Chase is known for her problem-solving techniques and ability to communicate solutions effectively. She brings those same skills to the table when mediating or arbitrating.
Because of Judge Chase's experience as a formal trial judge, she is one of the most successful mediators in the state. She specializes in family law, employment, civil, probate and estate, dependency and neglect, eminent domain, construction, personal injury, and a variety of other areas. She is available to provide services as an arbitrator, mediator, special master, early neutral evaluator, and as an appointed private judge.
Often, mediations begin with a joint session to set ground rules and develop an agenda. This session will also help define the issues and establish the parties' positions.
Through the process parties often move to separate caucuses. The mediator will then relay messages, offers, counteroffers, questions, demands, or proposals between both parties to help them move towards a resolution.
The mediator does not decide the settlement or require that the parties settle. Mediation in itself is not binding until all parties accept a resolution. If the mediation does not settle the matter, the right to pursue arbitration is available.