We are ready to virtually mediate!

Contact us directly at Reception@CenterForResolution.org or 253-572-3657

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Small Claims Mediation Update

If you have received a notification from Pierce County District Court to appear for a Small Claims mediation,

please note all mediation have been cancelled through April.  

May 8th is the next scheduled Small Claims mediation that is to be held here at the Center.  

All Small Claim questions are to be addressed directly to the District Court at 253.798.7487 or visit www.piercecountywa.org/101/District-Court.  

The Center for Dialog & Resolution cannot answer any Small Claims questions.

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Mediation is a voluntary process that brings people who have a disagreement together with one or more impartial mediators. Mediators impartially facilitate the communication between the disputing parties with a goal to resolve the conflict.

This is not the same as arbitration (where the disputing parties submit the problem to a third party who makes the decision, and both parties have to abide by it) or litigation (bringing a lawsuit against someone). In both of those processes, one side “wins” and the other side “loses.” The goal of mediation is to help the disputing parties come to an agreement that satisfies everyone.

 

Following is a partial list of the kinds of conflicts we mediate at CDR:

FAMILY

• Dissolution (Divorce), Parenting Plans (Original or Modifications), Third Party Custody, Elder Care, Parent with Teen

CIVIL

• Personal Injury, Discrimination, Probate, Motor Vehicle Accident, General Liability, Property, Real Property

NEIGHBORHOOD

• Landlord-Tenant, Noise, Nuisance, Animals, Parking, Homeowner Associations, Property Boundaries, Code Violations (referred from Municipal or District Court)

WORKPLACE

• Management, Employees, Co-workers, Departmental, Communication Issues, Roles and Responsibilities, Gossip, Pre-and Post-Grievance

BUSINESS AND CONSUMER

• Commercial, Contracts, Repairs, Leases, Incomplete Work

ORGANIZATIONAL AND GROUP

• Small and Large Group Dynamics, Improving Teamwork, Customer Service, Employer-Employee, Communication Issues, Resolving Unmet Expectations

PUBLIC POLICY

• Community Involvement, Best Practices, Strategic Planning, Communication, Multi-party and Multi-agency

Fees and Policies

Who recommends mediation?
%
of our clients
Are mediators impartial?
%
of clients think so
Cases resolved before trial
%
in District & Small Claims Court