Citizen Dispute Settlement / Family Mediation
Attorneys serve as mediators for the OCBA sponsored programs of CDS and FLM. For CDS, attorneys agree to act as mediators for disputes over civil matters such as neighborhood disputes, landlord/tenant, consumer complaints, etc. For FLM, attorneys that are certified mediators help resolve disputes involving matters such as custody, timesharing, support, etc. All parties agree to the mediation, and it will only take place if no court action is pending. All mediations are virtual. Training is provided. Preference for participation in CDS is given to government attorneys and corporate counsel. If the required number of participants is not met, private practice attorneys can also sign up. Attorneys will sign up for 6-8 mediations annually.