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Volunteers Needed for Fall Paternity Court Mediation Day - Alternative Dispute Resolution News

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Alternative Dispute Resolution News

Posted on: Sep 11, 2015

By Phyllis Armstrong, The Mediation Group

The ADR Section Executive Committee is pleased to announce that in conjunction with the ISBA’s statewide Mediation Week, we are hosting our annual Fall Paternity Court Mediation Day. Our Fall Mediation Day will be on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the offices of Barnes & Thornburg LLP (11 S. Meridian Street).

Through Mediation Day, we provide a service to Paternity Court and our community by volunteering our time to mediate several screened cases for litigants who qualify for modest means mediation. Barnes & Thornburg has generously volunteered its downtown office to provide ample conference facilities for this joint endeavor.

To make this event a success, we are looking for 10 volunteers who are registered domestic mediators and have experience mediating paternity cases. Judge Kern in Paternity Court is screening non-domestic violence cases for us and we will have 10 cases to mediate on October 16.  Each volunteer mediator would agree to mediate one case starting at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.  Volunteers should bring a laptop to assist with drafting agreements, and lunch will be provided. There will also be a judicial officer on site to approve the mediated agreements.

We hope you will set aside October 16 to volunteer for this fun and exciting project! If you wish to volunteer, please email me at with a desired start time - 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.  Once we have enough mediators, we will follow up with you directly with greater details. Thank you!

This post was written by Phyllis Armstrong of The Mediation Group. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Indy ADR Section, please email Rachel Beachy at


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