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Volunteer Mediators Needed in Wagoner!

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Early Settlement Mediation - East Program

HELP BE A PEACEMAKER IN YOUR COMMUNITY! Early Settlement Mediation - East Program, utilizes volunteers in Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Mayes, Muskogee, Wagoner, and Sequoyah counties to conduct mediations. No legal experience is required. We provide the training and cases for our certified volunteer mediators. If you want a volunteer opportunity that makes your community a more peaceful place, Early Settlement is the right fit for you!

Early Settlement is a dispute mediation program sponsored by the Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Court in conjunction with a grant from the Oklahoma Supreme Court, providing all citizens of Oklahoma with convenient access to fair, effective, inexpensive and expeditious dispute resolution proceedings.

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About Early Settlement Mediation - East Program


601 N Grand Ave., Tahlequah, OK 74464, US

Mission Statement

Provide to all citizens of the state of Oklahoma convenient access to dispute resolution proceedings which are fair, effective, inexpensive, and expeditious.


The Alternative Dispute Resolution System in Oklahoma is currently made up of twelve community-based mediation centers (Early Settlement) and eleven programs developed by state agencies. (Appendix A) This system which was authorized (1983) and funded (1985) by the state legislature through the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution Act, 12 O.S. Supp. 1997, ยง 1801 et seq., is administered and supervised by the Administrative Director of the Courts (ADC) through his designee, the ADR System Director, with the ongoing input of the Dispute Resolution Advisory Board.

Mediator candidates for the programs are required to complete training and an experience-based practicum provided under the authority of the ADC in order to achieve certification as a mediator. They are not charged fees for their training. Mediators for the Early Settlement Program work as volunteers while mediators for the state-agency programs add mediation to their job duties.

Children & Youth
Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


307 E Cherokee St.Wagoner, OK 74467



  • Mediation
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Orientation or Training
  • In order to maintain certification as a mediator under Early Settlement Mediation we ask that our volunteers donate 10 hours of service a year.

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