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Volunteer for Fall Paternity Court Mediation Day on October 5! - Alternative Dispute Resolution News

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Alternative Dispute Resolution News


Posted on: Aug 29, 2018

By Phyllis Armstrong, Child Advocates, Inc.

The IndyBar ADR Section Executive Committee is pleased to announce that we will host our Fall Mediation Day on October 5, 2018, at Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Through Mediation Day, we provide a service to our courts and community by volunteering our time to mediate several screened cases for litigants who qualify for modest means mediation. Barnes & Thornburg LLP has once again generously volunteered 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. Magistrate Kern in Paternity Court is screening non-domestic violence cases for us and expects to have 10 cases to mediate on October 5. Each volunteer mediator will 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. There will also be a judicial officer on site to approve mediated agreements.

We hope you will set aside October 5 to volunteer for this fun and exciting program! If you wish to volunteer, please email Phyllis Armstrong at phyllis@childadvocates.net 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 more details.

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