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Volunteer to Mediate Small Claims Disputes

Lawyers and law students can help litigants resolve small claims disputes through mediation. Mediation is a way to resolve disputes in which the people who have the disagreement decide whether to resolve it and how to resolve it. As a volunteer mediator, you will help the parties talk about the problem, understand why they are in disagreement, consider how they might resolve the dispute, and find solutions that help all in the disagreement.

The mission of Dispute Resolution Institute is to help people in conflict find common ground, resolve disputes, and reach agreement. We envision a world where mediation and other forms of dispute resolution are the first choice for people in conflict.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Each mediation will generally last for one hour or less

Training and support

Basic mediation training for small claims cases is provided.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Mediation skills

Skills and resources required

Must be a lawyer or law student per local rule

Location

Carbondale, IL

Volunteer to Mediate Small Claims Disputes

Lawyers and law students can help litigants resolve small claims disputes through mediation. Mediation is a way to resolve disputes in which the people who have the disagreement decide whether to resolve it and how to resolve it. As a volunteer mediator, you will help the parties talk about the problem, understand why they are in disagreement, consider how they might resolve the dispute, and find solutions that help all in the disagreement.

The mission of Dispute Resolution Institute is to help people in conflict find common ground, resolve disputes, and reach agreement. We envision a world where mediation and other forms of dispute resolution are the first choice for people in conflict.

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Each mediation will generally last for one hour or less

Training and support

Basic mediation training for small claims cases is provided.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Mediation skills

Skills and resources required

Must be a lawyer or law student per local rule

Location

Carbondale, IL