Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process where people meet in a private and neutral setting to resolve their differences. Skilled mediators empower the participants (“parties”) to negotiate and communicate more effectively to find a mutually agreeable resolution. Parties remain in full control of all decision-making in mediation; mediators are non-judgmental and do not impose decisions. If no agreements are reached in mediation, the discussion remains confidential, and parties may seek other remedies.

"I really appreciate being able to sit down and come to a plan to help work out issues on both sides."

– Mediation client

Mediation is:

Confidential and Informal – Sessions take place in a private and safe setting.

Empowering – Mediation is voluntary. Participants are in control of the outcome.

Flexible – Sessions may be scheduled for day or evening.

Timely – Mediations generally are held within 30 days.

Cost Effective – Many of our services are available on a sliding scale, and mediation may prevent lengthy and costly court proceedings.

Mediators are strictly prohibited from providing any type of legal advice.
Contact the Oregon State Bar to find an attorney. See Additional Resources below.

What can mediation help with?


  • Family Conflict
  • Elder Care Decisions


  • Workplace Conflict
  • Business-to-Business


  • Schools
  • Neighbor-to-Neighbor


  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Foreclosure
  • Mobile Dwelling Park
  • Home Owner Associations

Resolve also provides mediation in Jackson County Circuit Courts.

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