About the Mediation Process
"Easy, pleasant, inexpensive option." - Mediation Participant
HOW TO OPEN A CASE
HOW CAN I SCHEDULE A MEDIATION?
Contact the Center for Conflict Resolution and a case manager will assist you in scheduling your mediation. The mediation will be scheduled approximately two to three weeks after CCR has contacted all the parties involved and they have voluntarily agreed to participate.
HOW LONG WILL THE MEDIATION TAKE?
Most mediations last between two and four hours, though in some cases we may be able to devote up to eight hours to a specific case. The length of the mediation will be determined by how much time is needed to work through the issues.
WHEN ARE MEDIATIONS SCHEDULED?
Mediations are generally scheduled in four hour blocks Monday through Thursday starting at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.. Two or three times per month, we also offer one day during the week with a start time between 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Finally, once per month, we offer a Saturday appointment beginning at 9:30 a.m. Please call to check availability.
WHERE DO THE MEDIATIONS TAKE PLACE?
Mediations are held at the CCR offices and at the previously mentioned court programs.
WHAT IS THE FEE FOR A MEDIATION AT CCR?
In most situations, CCR mediation services are free.
WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE MEDIATION?
The participants in the mediation are the actual parties involved in the dispute. At a minimum there are two parties involved; however, mediated disputes may include multiple parties. Participants of the mediation must have full authority to settle the case at the mediation session. If attorneys have been retained, they are welcome to attend the mediation and should communicate directly with staff if they will be participating.
WHAT MATERIALS SHOULD I BRING TO MEDIATION?
Any materials the participant feels are necessary to help explain their issues may be brought to the mediation. It is important to remember that the mediation is not a legal proceeding and the mediator will not be making a decision in the case.
WHAT ARE MY LEGAL RIGHTS?
The Center for Conflict Resolution does not provide any kind of legal advice or legal consultation.