OSAH Mediation Training Furthers Quick and Inexpensive Alternative for Litigants

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OSAH has established an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process to provide for the speedy, efficient, and inexpensive resolution of disputes.  Specifically, OSAH provides mediation services to litigants at no cost.  OSAH mediations utilize the Uniform Rules for Dispute Resolution Programs, which have been adopted by the Georgia Supreme Court for contested civil actions.

To advance its ADR program, OSAH sponsored a week-long mediation training for its judicial staff in October 2013.  Attendees included:  Judges Stephanie Howells, Kimberly Schroer, Steve Teate, Kristin Miller, Lois Oakley, Barbara Brown, Patrick Woodard, Ana Kennedy, and Michael Malihi, as well Staff Attorney Dominic Capraro.   Judge Ronit Walker and Staff Attorneys Shoshana Elon and Laurin McDonald are already registered mediators with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

The training was provided by Robert Berlin, Carolyn Raines, and Leland Collins of The New Decision Management Associates.

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 Judges Kimberly Schroer, Barbara Brown, and Staff Attorney Dominic Capraro
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 Judges Kimberly Schroer, Barbara Brown, Lois Oakley and Staff Attorney Dominic Capraro
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 Judges Michael Malihi, Amanda Baxter, Steve Teate and Ana Kennedy  Judges Stephanie Howells, Kristin Miller Miller and Patrick Woodard
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 Judges Amanda Baxter, Ana Kennedy, Patrick Woodard; Staff Attorney Dominic Capararo
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 Judges Stephanie Howells, Kimberly Schroer, Steve Teate and Kristin Miller  Judges Lois Oakley and Barbara Brown
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 Judges Michael Malihi, Kristin Miller, Steve Teate and Kimberly Schroer
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 Judges Stephanie Howells and Kimberly Schroer  Judge Patrick Woodard and Dominic Capraro
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 Judges Steve Teate, Kristin Miller, Barbara Brown, Patrick Woodard with Staff Attoney Dominic Capraro Judges Patrick Woodard, Barbara Brown, Lois Oakley, Michael Malihi, Kristin Miller, Steve Teate, and Staff Attrorney Dominic Capraro
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 Judges Michael Malihi, Lois Oakley, Barbara Brown; Staff Attorney Dominic Capraro