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By January 7, 2008Newsletter

MEDIATE OHIO
Ohio Mediation Association
www.mediateohio.org

A Bi-Monthly Publication
July/August 2008

President: Maara Fink (419) 530-4236 Maara.Fink@utoledo.edu
Immediate Past President: Jay Patterson (614) 403-3825 E-mail: jmpmediation@ameritech.net
Vice President: Phil Dunfee (740) 366-3297 E-mail: phil@phildunfee.com
Treasurer: Sheri Center (614) 783-7281 E-mail: findingcommonground@yahoo.com
Secretary: Denise Nixon Sparks (614) 944-5764 dnsparks@resolvemediationservices.com
Mark your Calendars for our exciting 2008 meetings!! (First Friday of the even numbered months except our conference or April meeting since it is at a facility for conferences.)

October 3, 2008 A representative from Richard Cordray, State Treasurer’s Office “The 10 most frequently asked questions about foreclosure” Discussion on “Save our Homes Task Force” and how the mediators will play a role in foreclosures.

December 5, 2008 TBA

All meetings, except the Annual Conference, to be held at 11:30 AM at the MCL Cafeteria at Westerville and Schrock Roads in Westerville until further notice. (Directions on last page.) Don’t forget—after each OMA bi-monthly meeting, the Case Study Group gets together to discuss a case presented by an OMA member. If you are interested in a lively discussion of different types of cases, this is the group for you. For questions or to volunteer to present a case, please contact Susan Shostak (740) 681-1031, or shostak@ohiohills.com

President’s Column
by Maara Fink

For the past several weeks, I have searched in vain through all my old OMA newsletters, in an effort to find the “inaugural” article by any of our past-presidents. My intention, of course, was to “lift” as much material as I could without ending up getting sued for plagiarism. In spite of my best efforts, I came up empty-handed. So, here I sit in front of a blank screen trying to reduce into words all that I hope to achieve during my time as OMA President. But, then I realized, who wants to hear all of that? So, I’m going to try to boil it down to the basics.

Overall, my mission for the next two years is to continue the work of all those who have come before me and who have worked tirelessly to make this such a vibrant organization. Now that the foundation has been laid, my goal is to build on these successes and make OMA not only a vibrant but a vital organization for its members. I would like to know how you envision the OMA of the future? With a shared vision, we can ensure that our organization meets the needs of ALL members.

So, how do I think this all might be achieved? Well, here’s my plan in a nutshell – I am asking you all to get involved!

First, this column, at best, will provide you with a few witty remarks here and there but that’s about it. I’m relying on those of you who are better at this than I, to submit informative, educational, funny, and/or enlightening articles for inclusion in the OMA newsletter. Let us know what is going on in your neck of the woods – what is happening in your practice, at your court, or in your community.

Second, OMA is HITTING THE ROAD. We know you are out there and we’re coming to find you! I know that because of time and location, it is difficult for many of you to attend our wonderful bi-monthly meetings. That is why we are coming to you. In 2009, we would like to hold several of our meetings in various cities throughout the state. If you are interested in seeing us or hosting us in your area, let us know!

Third, tell me what you want and need from OMA. In order to make this an organization that meets your needs, we have to know what they are. Some we can help with, others (a tropical getaway) we can’t, but fill us in on it all anyway!

The point is, I can’t do any of this alone. We, the OMA Board, are the facilitators but YOU are the parties. I propose that we work together to build the OMA of the future.

Have a wonderful summer!

Cincinnati Takes a “Break for Peace”
By Cathie Kuhl

In observance of Conflict Management Week, the Mediation Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky hosted Conflict Management Day on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati at lunch time on Monday, May 5, 2008. The theme was “Break for Peace” and downtowners enjoying their lunch break on Fountain Square that day were treated to music and dancing, inspirational speakers, a raffle and the chance to meet and talk to representatives of local mediation service providers.

The program opened and closed with live music provided by Stan Hertzman and Barbara McManus–both trained mediators who also have great musical ability! Before and after the program, the public was free to browse and talk to the many professionals who were staffing information tables on the Square.

The emcee, Channel 5 television news reporter Michelle Hopkins, introduced the talented youth from the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s “Unity Challenge Program” These young people entertained the crowd with their specially choreographed dance moves. The Unity Challenge Program seeks to inspire and teach youth the skills that re-channel negative experiences, emotions, and energies into positive accomplishments and offer peaceful resolution as an alternative to violence.

Although these kids were a hard act to follow, our guest speaker, the Honorable Ethna M. Cooper, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, was up to the challenge. She exhorted all of us to find peaceful ways to resolve conflict, just as the Unity Challenge youth were doing. Next, City of Cincinnati Councilmember Jeff Berding presented a proclamation on behalf of the Mayor, proclaiming May 5th as “Conflict Management Day in Cincinnati” and added his voice to those calling for peaceful resolution of conflict.

Two local mediators were recognized during the program. Diann Harper was recognized for the energy, time and hard work she expended as the Chairwoman of the Conflict Management Day Planning Committee; Cathie Kuhl was recognized for her contributions and achievements in the field of conflict resolution.

Before the program ended, several door prizes (peace lilies, what else?) donated by local businesses were bestowed upon lucky raffle winners, businesses also donated the many snacks that were distributed to the crowd that day. Everyone agreed that the “Break for Peace” was a huge success!

Mediators Play Key Role in Ohio Summit on Children
By Cathie Kuhl

The first Ohio Summit on Children, which Chief Justice Thomas Moyer and Governor Ted Strickland jointly hosted, took place in Columbus on May 1-2, 2008. Teams from 79 of Ohio’s 88 counties came together to assess the local strengths and challenges in the delivery of services to children.

Teams consisted of judges, children’s service agency directors, representatives from local funding authorities, school system administrators and service providers. The goals for the Summit were to build on existing initiatives and to foster collaborative efforts between county teams and the state to enhance the safety, well-being and permanent home environments of Ohio children. (More information about the Ohio Summit on Children can be found at www.summitonchildren.ohio.gov .)

During the two days of the Summit, team members engaged in a structured process to assess their county’s strengths and challenges, to review their county’s data, to identify issues and needed services, to identify others who should be involved, and to agree upon a local community plan for future action.

If that process sounds similar to mediation, it should come as no surprise that dozens of Ohio mediators volunteered their time and acted as facilitators for the county teams during the Summit. “Because of their unique skill-sets and experience, mediators played a key role in guiding team discussions at the Summit on Children,” said Chief Justice Moyer. “With the mediators’ facilitation, each county team developed a collaborative plan. It is the implementation of these plans that will ultimately determine the success of the Summit.”

When Crevon Tarrance, a Program Manager of the Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Section, learned that she was responsible for arranging facilitators for the event, she “instantly thought of contacting mediators in Ohio.” Ms. Tarrance’s instincts proved true as two out of every three facilitators recruited for the Summit were mediators. “A side benefit of using mediators at the Summit is that a lot of people across the state were exposed to mediators,” Ms. Tarrance said, “and experienced how mediators can help with individuals and families.” In addition, a video presentation on the first day of the Summit featured the Lucas County Juvenile Court Child Protection Mediation Program as an example of innovative programming for children.

The value of collaboration was a constant theme during the Summit. The judicial and executive branches of state government set the example by working together to bring about the event and to garner funding from the Pew Charitable Trust and other federal grants. Presenters at the Summit included Joan Ohl, Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Helen Jones-Kelly, Director of the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, the Honorable David A. Basinksi, Administrative Judge of the Lorain County Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court, Honorable William Byars, Jr., South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice Director, and Jim Tressel, Ohio State University Head Football Coach. In addition to those notable speakers, the Summit recognized the value of seeking youth perspectives and provided attendees with a stirring keynote address by OSU student Cedric Riley, an Ohio foster care and adoption alumna, as well as a video presentation featuring several foster youth.

The message of collaboration resonated with the attendees. Steve Hanson, the Supreme Court’s Children, Families and the Courts Programs Manager, said that the county teams “overwhelmingly recognized the value of intersystem collaboration” based on feedback from the Summit. Mr. Hanson also said that a number of counties want to hold their own local Summits and that some of the county teams have requested facilitators to assist with the ongoing development of their local plans. Mr. Hanson expects that the Supreme Court may assist in connecting county teams with facilitators upon a county’s request.

The first Ohio Summit on Children was, by all accounts, a huge success. Mediators across Ohio can take pride in knowing that their colleagues contributed to that success.

The Foreclosure Crisis – Foreclosure Mediation Is Helping
By Stephen Grenier

I returned from the June 6th “Supreme Court Roundtable on Foreclosure Mediation” excited and disheartened. Excited by the success the Foreclosure Mediations are having by keeping families in their homes. Disheartened that many courts still don’t have a Foreclosure Mediation program.

Ohio ranks in the top six worst hit states facing foreclosures with over 153,000 foreclosures filed in 2007. The Mortgage Bankers Association just reported that “Once again this quarter, the rate of foreclosure starts and the percent of loans in the process of foreclosure are the highest recorded since 1979.” Cuyahoga and Franklin County are seeing a 75%-90% increase in Foreclosure filings over last year for all homes across all demographics. Personally, I’m mediating Foreclosures on homes worth up to $500k so far.

“Save the Dream”
“Save the Dream” is Ohio’s foreclosure prevention effort from Governor Strickland’s Foreclosure Prevention Taskforce in 2007. The Governor negotiated with nine Mortgage Servicers who signed the “Compact to Help Ohioans Preserve Homeownership.”

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Moyers urged, on February 5, 2008, Ohio Judges to customize and implement a pre-packaged Foreclosure Mediation Model that was complete with templates for court rules, sample forms, free training and implementation assistance to achieve the goal of giving “individuals involved in foreclosure cases the same access to mediation that has been regularly provided in other types of civil cases for over a decade”.

How the Legal Community is Responding
Most Ohio counties, including Franklin County, have yet to implement a Foreclosure Mediation program. Meanwhile, homeowners are being forced out of their homes, every day, at alarming rates.

The Ohio Supreme Court Dispute Resolution department has trained over 275 attorneys and mediators, representing forty-six of the eighty-eight Ohio counties, in classes across the state. Cuyahoga County just implemented their program that requires the Lender to appear in person for mediation. Delaware County, where I primarily practice, announced their Foreclosure Mediation program in March. Both Common Pleas judges, Judge Krueger and Judge Whitney, are strong advocates of the Foreclosure Mediation program and are experiencing great success. Delaware County, comprised of Delaware, Powell, Lewis Center, Galena and Westerville, has been the fastest growing county in Ohio since 2000 and has one of the highest percentages of foreclosure filings.

Job and Family Services is among some of the best referrals to these home owners. In the last two months in Delaware County alone, sixteen families have received over $35,000 in assistance paid directly to their lender to avoid foreclosures by the Delaware County Job and Family Services.

The Results We Are Seeing
At the roundtable, there was a collective excitement that many foreclosure Mediations are resulting in a “workout” where the homeowner keeps the home, which is the ultimate goal. We are seeing one of three primary outcomes; a Forbearance Plan and or a Mortgage Modification that keeps the homeowner in their home. The third is a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure where the homeowner surrender’s the home and the move out date, amount of 1099 income reporting and amount of deficiency can be negotiable.

As a non-native Ohioan, I’m proud to see this great State and Supreme Court rise to the occasion to help Ohioans Save their Dreams!

Stephen Grenier
Mediator & President
Progressive Consulting & Mediation
Private Practice and Court Mediator in the Delaware and Franklin Municipal, Domestic and Common Pleas courts

Sources:

http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/dispute_resolution/foreclosure/ChiefLetter.pdf
http://www.com.ohio.gov/SavetheDream/
http://governor.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=927
http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/dispute_resolution/foreclosure/default.asp
http://www.mortgagebankers.org/NewsandMedia/PressCenter/62936.htm

WANTED CONTRACT MEDIATORS: The Common Pleas Courts of Meigs and Gallia Counties are seeking mediators who would like to be listed on a roster of mediators willing to travel to Gallipolis and or Pomeroy, OH to mediate both civil and domestic relations cases if the staff mediator should be unable by absence or conflict of interest to mediate scheduled cases. Any mediators wishing to be included on the roster may apply by sending a resume to Martha Camp, Meigs County Court of Common Pleas, 100 2nd Street, Pomeroy, OH 45769.

Monthly Presenters for OMA
by Sandra Fredrick

I wanted to let the members of the Ohio Mediation Association aware that I will be coordinating the monthly presenters for our organization. I am very interested in any appealing presenters and if you feel you have a new program or approach that you would want to share with your peers it would be appreciated. Please contact me with ideas as well. The following are ways to contact me: Sandra Fredrick, (937) 225-4099 or I can be reached by e-mail at fredricks@mcohio.org I look forward to hearing from you.

Mediate Ohio Material: Please send material for Mediate Ohio by the 20th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter. The next deadline is August 20, 2008. My address is 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Phone/fax: (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com Thanks, Shirley Cochran, Editor

THE MEDIATION COUNCIL OF GREATER CINCINNATI
The Mediation Council of Greater Cincinnati, which has been in existence since the mid-1980’s, is a networking organization of mediators who live or practice in the greater Cincinnati area. The group meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month from September – May to learn about matters of interest and share information. Members as well as non-members are welcome to attend the meetings; annual membership fees are $15.00. Meeting Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location : The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati* Rookwood Tower (5th Floor) 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500 *Health Foundation will not allow food to be brought in to its facility. Please Note: with the exception of the September meeting, the schedule of presenters and topics may be subject to change. Join the Mediation Council for monthly meeting reminders with updated information. If you have questions or need information, contact Marie Bader at 859-380-2137 If you have questions or need information, contact Donna Dansker: 513/821-0767

Antioch University McGregor Announcement
Richard J. McGuigan, Ph.D., will be joining the Antioch University McGregor faculty this July as the Chair of the Conflict Analysis and Management Department. Dr. McGuigan, with more than two decades of experience leading one of Canada’s most successful dispute resolution practices, brings impressive expertise in transformational reflective practice, public policy development, community engagement, academic leadership, and professional development programming. Please review Dr. McGuigan’s faculty page at http://www.mcgregor.edu/faculty/rmcguigan/index.html to learn more about him. With Dr. McGuigan’s leadership, we will be launching our newly revised programs in Conflict Analysis and Management (CAM) this fall. These innovative programs are designed with three unique hallmarks through which our learners develop an appreciation for the ways values, beliefs, and theories influence personal and professional approaches to conflict.

An integral approach to understanding conflict Transformational reflective practice

A Developmental curriculum Our CAM programs expand McGregor’s 15-year legacy as a leader in innovative graduate education in the conflict field. In addition, we continue our rich tradition of serving students who choose to continue to meet obligations to family, work, and home community as they develop into artful and skilled theorist practitioners. We offer a limited residency, online master of arts degree (18 months, 48 credits) and graduate certificate (9 months, 24 credits).  We encourage you to learn more about us by going to our website (http://www.mcgregor.edu/cr). If you would like to learn more about how our master’s degree will be able to fit into your already busy life, or to apply, please contact me at iweisman@mcgregor.edu or 937.769.1890 or Rob McLaughlin, Enrollment Services Manager, at robmclaughlin@mcgregor.edu or 937.769.1816. Sincerely, Iris M. Weisman, Ed.D. Associate Dean Graduate Liberal and Professional Studies

Upcoming ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Sponsored Events:

April 15-18, 2009 Eleventh Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Conference Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers New York

July 30-August 1, 2009 ABA Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois

Renewing, New Members and Additions/Corrections to the Directory (not the entire list of members—see the directory at our web site for that list): New and renewing members may send applications to Immediate Past President, Shirley Cochran at 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Contact Shirley for membership applications. A membership application can be sent electronically for your convenience or you can download it from the OMA website www.mediateohio.org If there is a correction or an addition, please let Shirley know but only you can correct the directory on the website. If you have misplaced your membership number and password, please contact Denise Sparks for assistance.

New and renewing members since April 19, 2008:

Joseph W. Anyimadu 

3446 Cunard Square

Columbus OH 43227

(614) 441-4243 

Fax: (614) 475-7279

Newstar11@columbus.rr.com

TALK WORKS! Mediation Services 

c/o Marie U. Bader
P.O. Box 176206
Covington KY 41017-6206

(859) 380-2137 

mubader@insightbb.com

Amy R. Bayliff 

1626 Oakland Parkway

Lima OH 45805

(567) 204-6556 

AMY@BAYDAISY.COM

Stephen P. Calardo, JD 

Calardo Mediation Service
5608 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45248-2314

(513) 598-5000 

Fax (513) 598-5500

scalardo@fuse.net

Martha Camp Meigs Co. Court of Common Pleas 

100 E. 2nd Street, Box 302

Pomeroy OH 45769

(740) 992-6439 

meigscountymediation@yahoo.com

Clinton County Juvenile Court c/o Maggie Henry
46 S. South Street
Wilmington OH 45177
(937) 383-3286 

Fax (937) 383-1245

mhenry@clintoncountycourts.org

Conflict Solutions Ohio, LLC Dale Eilerman
3797 Willow Creek Drive
Dayton OH 45415
(937) 219-4996 

dale@conflictsolutionsohio.com

Iris A. Cooper, Ohio Department of Development 

77 S. High Street, POB 1001

Columbus OH 43216-1001

(614) 728-7367 

Fax: (614) 466-0829

icooper@odod.state.oh.us

John J. Cruze Hamilton Co. Common Pleas ADR 

1000 Main St. Room 450
Cincinnati OH 45202

(513) 256-6642 

Fax: (513) 946-5477

jcruze@cms.hamilton-co.org

William F. Denkewalter, Houston, Harris & Denkewalter LLC One Monument Square #200 P.O. Box 38130 

Urbana OH 43078

(937) 653-7186 

Fax: (937) 653-3293

wfdesq@ctcn.net

Maara Fink University of Toledo College of Law 

2801 Bancroft Street
Toledo OH 43606

(419) 530-4236 

Fax: (419) 530-2605

Maara.Fink@utoledo.edu

Dr. Larry Fong, R. Psych, Fong Ailon Canniff Suite 115—1st Street SW 

Calgary, AB T2P 0B3 Canada

Phone     1,403,266,2017 

Fax          1,403,266,4998

fong@worldpsych.ca

Franklin County Domestic Relations & Juvenile Court c/o Marya Kolman 

373 S. High St. 3rd Floor

Columbus OH 43215-4598

(614) 462-5872 

Fax: (614) 462-3748

Marya_Kolman@fccourts.org

Franklin Co. Municipal Court Pat Benchia, Asst. Manager Small Claims Division 375 South High St., 16th Floor 

Columbus OH 43215-4520

(614) 645-8500 

Fax: (614) 645-8465

benchiap@fcmcclerk.com

Guardian Settlement Services Germaine LeBourveau-Smith 

5151 S. Main Street, Suite E

Sylvania OH 43560

(419) 517-4081 

Fax: (419) 517-5081

germaine@getguardian.com

Jessica M. Harmon Harmon ADR Services 

98 Kelly Marie Drive

Pataskala OH 43062

(614) 403-3590 

harmonmediation@earthlink.net

Daniel Gibson Harry 

P.O. Box 45

Bethany WV 26032

(304) 829-4807 

Dang_harry@yahoo.com

Wendy S. Hawbaker Ashtabula County Joint Court Mediation Project 

25 West Jefferson St.

Jefferson OH 44047

(440) 576-3239 

Fax: (440) 576-4639

WSHawbaker@co.ashtabula.oh.us

Joseph Law Services Co., LPA 

c/o Brett R. Joseph, Esq.

293 Main Street

Conneaut OH 44030

(440) 599-1445 

Fax: (440) 599-2199

brett@josephlawservices.com

Edward M. Krauss Dispute Resolution, Inc.
783 South Sixth Street
Columbus OH 43206-2130
(614) 444-5872 

ekek783@sbcglobal.net

Maryann T. Liguore, Esq. 

N 1792 County Road V

Denmark WI 54208

(920) 863-1792 

Fax: (920) 863-1793

mliguore@hotmail.com

Rex A. Littrell Ulmer & Berne LLP 

88 East Broad St., Suite 1600

Columbus OH 43215

(614) 229-0012 

Fax: (614) 229-0013

rlittrell@ulmer.com

Beverly Lowery
6775 Meadow Creek Dr. #207
Columbus OH 43235-7980
loweryb5@aol.com
Lucas Co. DR Court c/o Denise Logan
429 N. Michigan St., Ste. A
Toledo OH 43604-5621
(419) 213-6800 

Fax: (419) 213-6808

dlogan@co.lucas.oh.us

James P. Luton Attorney at Law 

131 S. Prospect Street

Marion OH 43302

(740) 382-6588 

Fax: (740) 375-5372

Lutonlaw@brightdsl.net

Michael Angelo Massa, J.D. 

3920 Sandstone Circle

Powell OH 43065

(614) 204-3770 

MichaelMassa@msn.com

Rob McLaughlin, M.A. Antioch McGregor 

800 Livermore Street

Yellow Springs OH 45387-1609

(937) 769-1816 

Fax: (937) 769-1804

robmclaughlin@mcgregor.edu

Jerome F. Weiss, Mediation, Inc. 

1600 Midland Building 101 Prospect Avenue W.Cleveland OH 44115

(216) 589-9995 

Fax: (216) 589-9723

mediator@mediationresolve.com

Cynthia Morgan 

2968 Meadowbrook Blvd.

Cleveland Heights OH 44118

(216) 371-0607 

Fax: (216) 397-5671

CMBMORGAN@GMAIL.COM

LaTanya L. Moss Creative Solutions Mediation Services 

7715 Waggoner Chase Blvd.

Blacklick OH 43004

(614) 626-0600 

Fax: (614) 626-0600

LMOSS1@hotmail.com

Mary E. Murphy 

2639 M.L. King, Jr. Drive

Cleveland OH 44104

(216) 721-8945 

murnak@sbcglobal.net

Brenda Ohlinger Solution Builders Mediation Services
5900 Sawmill Road, Suite 110 Dublin OH 43017
(614) 761-2540 

Fax: (614) 761-2988

ohlingermb@columbus.rr.com

Resolve Mediation Services LLC c/o Denise Nixon-Sparks 

4200 Regents St. #200

Columbus OH 43219

(614) 944-5764 

Fax: (614) 944-5796

dnsparks@resolvemediationservices.com

Carolyn Streit Roehrig 

10428 Lee’s Creek Road

Harrison OH 45030

(513) 246-0511 

Fax: (513) 246-0525

CarroleMarie@aol.com

Barbara K. Roman, Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis 

28601 Chagrin Blvd. #500

Cleveland OH 44122

(216) 831-0042 

Fax: (216) 831-0542

broman@meyersroman.com

Vivian T. Russell
1504 Venice Drive
Columbus OH 43207
(614) 491-5597 

Fax (614) 491-3404

Russellviv@aol.com

Shaker Mediation Center, LLC. Matt Mennes, JD 

3401 Enterprise Parkway # 340

Beachwood OH 44122

(216) 766-5717 

Fax: (216) 766-5796

Mennesm@aol.com

www.shakermediation.com

Nancy J. Savage
9301 Huntshire Ave. NW
North Canton OH 44720-8258
(330) 499-3069 

N.J.SAVAGE@SBCGLOBAL.NET

Edward M. Schneider Maguire Mediation 

190 East Avenue

Tallmadge OH 44278

(330) 633-0666 

Fax: (330) 633-0626

ed@maguirelegalgroup.com

Patti Smith
3478 Run Around Road 

Junction City OH 43748

(740) 987-7466 

Fax: (740) 987-7466

confidentialjustice@yahoo.com

Leslie Swift, Ph.D.LLC
7654 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati OH 45236
(513) 791-8849 

Fax (513) 791-8873

drswift@fuse.net

Paula J. Trout, JD, MBA, MPA, CTM Alternative Dispute Resolution Forums 

589 Locust Court

Westerville, Ohio

Phone: 614-893-8308 

pjtroutmlm@aol.com

Watkins Global Network, LLC c/o Mario W. Watkins 

3556 Sullivant Avenue

Columbus OH 43204

(614) 351-7420 

Fax: (614) 351-7430

Global.i3431@att.net

Denton S. Whitney 

5737 Sells Mills Drive

Dublin OH 43017

(614) 734-0415 

Whitney.51@osu.edu

Robert N. Wistner, JD Wistner Center for Collaborative Divorce Planning 

5650 Blazer Parkway, Suite 100

Dublin OH 43017

(614) 734-8354 

Fax: (614) 717-9586

rwistner@columbus.rr.com

Kevin R. Zehe Mid Ohio Mediation Services 

P.O. Box 3895

Mansfield OH 44907

(419) 774-9262 

Fax: (419) 774-9264

medohiosrv@hotmail.com

 

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS:

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and the Columbus Bar Association Basic Mediation Training September 10 & 11, or December 3 & 4, 2008 or February 18 & 19, or April 15 & 16, 2009 and 40 Hour Domestic Mediation Training October 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23, 2008 or May 6, 7, 12, 13, & 14, 2009. Presenter Shelley Whalen, Executive Director of CMS and a past president of OMA Training site 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH, the Thurber Center CLE and CEU’s Contact CMS (614) 228-7191 or www.communitymediation.com Fax: (614) 228-7213 Mailing address: 67 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Columbus OH 43215.

Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution

Center for Dispute Resolution, Capital Law School, 303 E Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215-3200, Phone (614) 236-6430/ Fax (614) 236-6956 CDR Directors include Roberta S Mitchell and Scot E Dewhirst, Co-Directors of the Center, and Terrence T Wheeler, Executive Director of the Center. Please visit our website at www.law.capital.edu/disputeresolution to gain more detailed information on our trainings or to register on-line.

Cleveland Mediation Center United Office Building, Suite 906 2012 West 25th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113 2005 Presenters include Dan Joyce and Wendy Hawbaker For further information on all training contact: Bob Curtis, Training Co-coordinator Phone: (216) 621-1919, extension 500 Fax: (216) 621-3202 E-Mail training@clevelandmediation.org .

SAVE THE DATE for our next International Conference Aug. 25-26, 2008, in Santa Barbara, California “New Waves of Transformative Practice: New Voices, New Frontiers, New Challenges” Contact us for the most up-to-date training in Transformative Mediation and Conflict Intervention! Visit us at  www.transformativemediation.org Fulfilling the Promise of Mediation…

Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Southern Methodist University, 5228 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 118, Plano TX 75024 dispute.resolution@smu.edu (972) 473-3435 www.resolution.smr.edu Systems Design in Dispute Resolution September 19-21 & 26-28, 2008 Judy Mares-Dixon, M.A.

The 2008 Professional Skills Programs in Dispute Resolution: Vermont October 23-25, 2008 Mediation Workshops: STAR: A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies, Advanced Mediation Skills and Techniques, Advanced Collaborative Family Law, Specialized Mediation Handling Challenging Employment, Professional Malpractice and Personal Injury Cases, Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Settlement Skills, The Impact of Culture and Gender on Mediation and Negotiation. To register or for more information visit www.straus.pepperdine.edu or call Lori Rushford at 310.506.6342

Web Sites of Interest:

Ohio Mediation Association: www.mediateohio.org
Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management: www.disputeresolution.ohio.gov/
Ohio State Bar Association: www.ohiobar.org
Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio (MANO) www.manomediate.org

DIRECTIONS TO OMA MEMBERSHIP MEETING LOCATION—MCL CAFETERIA

Schrock & Westerville Roads, Westerville Phone: (614) 818-1700

All meetings begin at 11:00 AM with the program immediately following

From Western Ohi Take I-70 East to I-270 North Two exits past I-71 is Westerville Road Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

From Southwestern Ohio: Take I-71 North through town to I-270 East two exits to Westerville Road Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

From Northern Ohio: Take I-71 South to I-270 East two exits to Westerville Road Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

From Eastern Ohio: Take I-70 West to I-270 North to the Westerville Road exit Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

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