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Volunteer Mediator

Volunteer mediators who have participated in CCR’s Mediation Mentorship Program (MMP) provide free mediation services to people who could not otherwise afford them.

Volunteers are required to mediate twice per month for a period of 18 months following the MMP. Volunteers are required to mediate once per month at one of CCR’s priority program locations in Markham or Bridgeview.

The Center for Conflict Resolution manages and resolves conflict through pro bono mediation services in Chicago-area courthouses in landlord/tenant disputes, neighbor disputes, small claims, consumer law, sexual harassment, parenting cases, employment discrimination, and some criminal and juvenile criminal cases.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

A 40-hour mediation skills training, followed by 10 weekly meetings with a mentor (approximately 3 hrs. per meeting), followed by a certification simulation (approximately 2 hours). Volunteers must mediate twice per month for a period of 18 months following the program; mediations require 3–4 hours.

Training and support

CCR provides volunteers with extensive training and support. CCR Volunteer Mediators are trained, mentored and certified using a performance-based evaluation standard.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Mediation; conflict management

Skills and resources required

Completion of CCR's Mediation Mentorship Program.

Location

Chicago, IL

Volunteer Mediator

Volunteer mediators who have participated in CCR’s Mediation Mentorship Program (MMP) provide free mediation services to people who could not otherwise afford them.

Volunteers are required to mediate twice per month for a period of 18 months following the MMP. Volunteers are required to mediate once per month at one of CCR’s priority program locations in Markham or Bridgeview.

The Center for Conflict Resolution manages and resolves conflict through pro bono mediation services in Chicago-area courthouses in landlord/tenant disputes, neighbor disputes, small claims, consumer law, sexual harassment, parenting cases, employment discrimination, and some criminal and juvenile criminal cases.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

A 40-hour mediation skills training, followed by 10 weekly meetings with a mentor (approximately 3 hrs. per meeting), followed by a certification simulation (approximately 2 hours). Volunteers must mediate twice per month for a period of 18 months following the program; mediations require 3–4 hours.

Training and support

CCR provides volunteers with extensive training and support. CCR Volunteer Mediators are trained, mentored and certified using a performance-based evaluation standard.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Mediation; conflict management

Skills and resources required

Completion of CCR's Mediation Mentorship Program.

Location

Chicago, IL