The Mediation Center offers an affordable opportunity for any individual or family struggling with conflict, either in or outside of court, whether they have an attorney, or are unrepresented, to meet and work with a professionally trained neutral to resolve their conflict, without enduring further time, expense and financial and emotional stress of proceeding forward in the court system.
Our Center offers affordable mediation services by pairing professional Rule 31 Mediators with parties ready to help peacefully resolve their family or civil legal disputes. We also offer free mediations for indigent parties and young people referred through juvenile court. As part of many community outreach programs, we also offer court-approved Parenting classes, and continuing education courses for Attorneys (CLE) and Mediators (CME).
Mediation is an informal process where a mediator helps people with a dispute reach an agreement. The mediation process identifies important issues, clarifies misunderstandings, and negotiates settlement.
The mediator is not a judge and does not make a decision or impose a solution on the dispute. Rather, the mediator helps those involved in the dispute talk to each other, thereby allowing them to resolve the dispute themselves. The mediator manages the mediation session and remains impartial.
Join us for a unique training opportunity to develop skills to identify, address and better serve your clients struggling with one of the most pervasive yet under-recognized issues in our community. This affordable 2 day seminar includes presentations from professional mediators and attorneys from the Community Mediation center in Knoxville, as well as roundtable presentations from several area Attorneys, GALs, members of the Judiciary, and representatives Domestic violence centers and Child Advocacy centers and other community organizations.
— Carl Jung