Dispute Resolution Services

Guiding Principles

In 1991, the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Dispute Resolution recommended the active development of dispute resolution programs for Ohio's courts. The Supreme Court adopted the committee's recommendations and created a special office within the Court. To date, the Dispute Resolution Section has helped establish mediation programs in more than 50 courts and has provided training for hundreds of mediators and attorneys.

Through services it provides, the section helps courts achieve the following goals:

Program Development and Assistance

The Dispute Resolution Section staff consults with Ohio's trial and appellate courts at no cost to the courts. Services include: