October 26, 2012
Mediation Pro Bono Opportunity
Franklin County Municipal Court is seeking volunteer mediators to staff our pre-filing and rent escrow mediation program, held every other Thursday evening starting at 6:00pm. The average mediation session is two hours, but varies based the dynamic among the parties, mediator, and conflict that is the subject of the mediation. Mediators are asked to arrive no later than 5:45pm on the date assigned. The Court pays for parking; no other compensation is offered. Mediators will be scheduled to mediate approximately two times per quarter, with the option to pick up additional mediations if interested.
Mediators must have a minimum of 12 hours Basic Mediation Training and 2 hours of Uniform Mediation Act (UMA) Training, or equivalent course work. Mediators will be asked to observe at least one mediation and will be observed at least once before being added to the mediation roster.
Basic Mediation training is being offered in early December through the Franklin County Domestic Relations Court. Additionally, The Ohio Supreme Court, Dispute Resolution Section offers Basic Mediation and UMA training, at no cost; for the most up-to-date schedule, see: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/JCs/disputeResolution/. Please contact the Mediation Coordinator directly for more information.
Please forward your resume, including information about your mediation training, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive more information about training, please email or call Colleen Rosshirt, Mediation Coordinator at 614/645.8611. Applications to mediate for the first two quarters of 2013 must be received by 11/26/12.