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Dispute Resolution Service Providers

When residents of Maine experience conflict, there are many options to consider. To help navigate the terrain and connect disputants to potential service providers, the Maine Association of Mediators collaborated with other Maine-based dispute resolution organizations to develop  the following one-page handout showing the broad range of service providers and support resources available in Maine, including those providing help with informal interventions like conflict coaching and facilitated dialogue to those assisting with more formal methods like arbitration and litigation:

Each approach identified in the diagram can be supplemented by assistance from numerous community support organizations, including those highlighted below. For additional information about available options, please use the hyperlinks to contact specific providers. If more general information is needed, please contact the Maine Association of Mediators.  

Mediation Trainings

40-Hour and other Mediation Trainings are taught by the University of Southern Maine Professional Development Program and Family and Community Mediation (FCM). 

Family and Community Mediation

USM 40-hour Mediation Training

USM also offers the following self-paced online classes:

They are listed under Management and include the following. These classes run whenever and on any device:

Certificate in Negotiation Introduction to Negotiations Negotiations: Making Business Deals Negotiations: Resolving Disputes

Professional Development Programs Course Listing 

Sign up for USM Professional Development Program email/mail lists. 

Maine requires the following for General Civil Mediation (District Court). 

A minimum of 100 hours of mediation training and experience, including:

  • At least 40 hours of mediation process training (15 hours in the last two years);
  • At least 20 hours of experience as a mediator; and
  • At least 10 hours of training or experience in general civil law and court procedure.

INFORMATION FOR MEDIATORS - Becoming an ADR Neutral for the Courts

If you would like to learn more about Mediation and ADR, here are some resources:

ADR-Related Links

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