Professional Details

Hazel E. Hanley
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

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634 Entrada Dr
Golden, CO 80401


Description of Practice

Labor Arbitrator, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service since 2006; Arbitrator for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority since 2006; Mediator for USPS REDRESS EEO Program since 2007; Hearing Officer for Denver Civil Service Commission from 2012-2014; Volunteer Mediator for Jefferson County Mediation Services and Small Claims Court since 2006, and honored as Community Mediator of the Year, September 1, 2015; Retired Senior Attorney, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Denver Regional Office from 1986 to 2011; Legal Intern for National Labor Relations Board, Minneapolis Regional Office in 1984.

Professional Background

Self-employed mediator and arbitration since 2012; Active Colorado Attorney; admitted in 1988; Retired Minnesota Attorney; admitted in 1985; Retired D.C. Court of Appeals Attorney; admitted in 1990;


  • 2008 Adjunct Professor: IADR at Colorado Technical University Online Revised and Updated Arbitration Course; Taught three sections of Arbitration
  • 2006 New Panel Member Training, Civility Training, and Expungement Training National Association of Securities Dealers/NASD now FINRA
  • 2005 Becoming a Labor Arbitrator Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service / FMCS Seattle, WA
  • 2002 Facilitation CDR Associates, Boulder, CO
  • 1996 Mutual Gains Negotiating, A Skills Workshop Cornell University Denver, CO
  • 1996 Effective Legal Negotiation & Settlement CLE in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO
  • 1995 Mediation Workshop, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • 1994 Mediating EEO, Personnel, and Labor Relations Disputes CDR Associates, Boulder, CO
  • Degrees

  • J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota 1985, Cum laude
  • M.A. English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1972
  • B.A. English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 1970, Cum laude
  • Approach

    The USPS requires mediators to employ the transformative approach to Equal Employment Opportunity disputes in its REDRESS program. As a volunteer mediator for Jefferson County, I work with a co-mediator, and our general approach is the facilitative model. I prefer not to apply either the evaluative or directive models.


    Mediation is $400 per four-hour session. If additional time is required, the fee is $100 per additional hour. Travel for mediation sessions located 50 miles or more outside Golden, Colorado is $50 per hour; additional fees include mileage (at the current IRS rate), airfare, or cost incurred on other public carriers. A cancellation fee is assessed for any cancelled session unless the cancellation is made at least 10 days in advance. Arbitration fee is $1000 per day (eight hours), and if additional time is required on any hearing date, the fee is $100 for each additional hour. Travel fees are assessed as for mediation travel fees noted above. The cancellation fee for a scheduled arbitration hearing is $500 unless the cancellation is made more than ten days before the scheduled hearing. In a matter involving more than one day of hearing, the $500 cancellation fee is applied if no notice is provided more than 48 hours before the scheduled hearing.

    Areas of Practice

    • Commercial (2 mediated)
    • Community (12 mediated)
    • Contracts (4 mediated)
    • Divorce (parenting) (8 mediated)

    Professional Services

    • Mediator
    • Arbitrator