Upcoming Trainings and Conferences

Commission Publications in Electronic Format

Useful Online Resources

Links to Other Resources

National Organizations

Academy of Family Mediators

Association for Conflict Resolution

American Arbitration Association

American Bar Association/Section of Dispute Resolution

Better Business Bureau - Dispute Resolution Services


The Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group (IADRWG)

Mediation Information and Resource Center

National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM)

The Network: Interaction for Conflict Resolution

The Policy Consensus Initiative

U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution Morris K. Udall Center



Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies (PACS) - Fresno

Conflict Research Consortium: University of Colorado

The Dispute Resolution Journal

Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution - George Mason

Hieros Gamos: Resources for Dispute Resolution

Nova Southeastern U. - School of Social and Systemic Studies
Department of Dispute Resolution

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

University of North Carolina:
Institute of Government - Public Dispute Resolution Program

The U.S. Department of Education - A Guide to Safe Schools: Early Warning Timely Response

The U.S. House of Representatives - Internet Law Library
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, and Mediation


Akron Mediation Center

Antioch University - Conflict Resolution Program at the McGregor School

Capital University Law School - Center for Dispute Resolution

City of Columbus Community Relations Commission

County Commissioners' Association of Ohio

Dayton Mediation Center

Global Issues Resource Center in Cleveland

Kent State U. - Center for Applied Conflict Managemement

Ohio Judicial Conference

Ohio Municipal League

Ohio State Bar Association

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

The Supreme Court of Ohio

University of Cincinnati - College of Education
Urban Ctr for Peace Research, Implementation, Development, & Education

Wilmington College Peace Resource Center

Sources of Referrals to Private Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Providers

Ohio Mediation Association (OMA)
Wendy Hawbaker, President:
440-576-3628, e-mail: ashtamediate2@suite224.net

OMA is principally made up of individual and organizational providers of mediation services in Ohio. Their mission is to promote the use and excellence of mediation services throughout the state. A statewide membership directory containing a listing of available mediation services can be requested. Meetings are held every other month in Columbus, and visitors are welcome.

Association for Conflict Resolution

Contact: Dan DeStephen, 937-775-2067

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional membership organization dedicated to serving the needs of dispute resolution practitioners and educators.

Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) ADR Committee
Contact: Eileen Pruett Esq., Chair 614-752-4700
The OSBA ADR Committee helps local bar associations and court systems to incorporate dispute resolution alternatives to litigation into the services they offer. Committee members are available for consultation in setting up dispute resolution programs such as Settlement Week. The OSBA promotes the use of dispute resolution in state government and private businesses and sponsors Continuing Legal Education courses in dispute resolution. In 1996, the OSBA published an Ohio Directory of Professionals in Dispute Resolution which can be purchased from the OSBA.

American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Contacts: Eileen B. Vernon Esq., District VP, AAA - Ohio 440-716-2221
A national organization with regional offices that works in labor-management, commercial and other settings, AAA maintains rosters of arbitrators and other
third parties.

Other Sources
You may check your phone book's yellow pages under "mediation" or your local
bar association for information. There are also some regional dispute
resolution networks that might be of assistance.


Alabama State Bar Center for Dispute Resolution

Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution

Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission

Resource Solutions (Alaska)

California Center for Public Dispute Resolution

Connecticut Bar Association

Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution

Florida Conflict Resolution Consortium

Florida Dispute Resolution Center

Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution

Hawaii Center for ADR

Indiana Conflict Resolution Institute

Kansas Judicial Branch Dispute Resolution

Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission

Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution

Michigan State Bar Association ADR Page

Minnesota State Bar Association ADR Page

Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution - University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law

Montana Consensus Council

Montana State Bar

North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission

North Dakota Consensus Council

Ohio State Bar Association

Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission

Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution

The State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

University of Texas Law School Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution

Virginia Department of Dispute Resolution

The Washington State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

The State Bar of Wisconsin Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Additional Resources

Additional Resources for Dispute Resolution in Consumer and Commercial Disputes

In addition to the services offered by local not-for-profit programs, dispute resolution services for commercial disputes are provided by the Ohio Attorney General's office and eight regional Better Business Bureaus statewide.

Attorney General Consumer Complaints Program
800-282-0515 or 614-466-4986
The Ohio Attorney General's (AG's) office offers a program to help resolve consumer complaints. Consumers call to report the complaint, and if the complaint falls within the AG's jurisdiction, a complaint form is sent to the consumer. The consumer completes the form, and a complaint is filed. The AG's office then attempts to resolve the complaint through letters, telephone calls, and/or mediation. About 19,000 consumer complaints are filed every year and the AG's office reports a resolution rate of approximately 50%.

Better Business Bureau Autoline
This Better Business Bureau program handles complaints about automobile defects in new and used cars.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) offices in larger cities provide coverage for disputes involving BBB members across the state. To be connected to the regional office near you, simply call the BBB Autoline.

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