The Maryland Mediators Group is an alliance of professional mediators
- Providing public access to experienced mediators
- Offering mediation services in a broad variety
- Advancing the awareness, understanding and use
with presentations to civic groups and community
What is mediation?
Mediation is a process in which a trained neutral
person, a "mediator,"
helps people in a dispute work out agreements that
satisfy everyone's needs.
- Preserves relationships
- Quicker and less costly than court
- Private and confidential
- Opportunity for everyone to be heard
Maryland Mediator Group Experience
Maryland Mediator Group members have mediated thousands of civil actions,
contracts, elder issues, business disputes, co-worker disputes, CINA cases,
discrimination complaints, community conflicts, separation agreements,
divorce settlements, and parenting plans, as well as mediating disputes
pertaining to landlord/tenant relations, auto repair, boat repair, and
harassment. They have provided underwriting counsel for title
companies, and have mediated commercial and residential real estate, estates
and trusts, domestic (divorce), guardianship, banking, commercial
transactions, creditor-debtor relations, bankruptcy and litigation disputes.
Group members have served as instructors for seminars on probate mediation
for the District Court of MD with Hon. Joyce Baylor-Thompson of the Orphans
Court for Baltimore City at Anne Arundel Community College, on mediation
training critique for Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional
Education for Lawyers (MICPEL) and for the Maryland Judicial Training
Center, for real estate training through Community College of Baltimore
County, for CLE and for Professional Education Services, Inc. (PESI).
The group's mediators have personally conducted, supervised and co-mediated
misdemeanor criminal cases including trespass, telephone abuse, harassment
boundary disputes, excessive noise, theft, minor assault, and juvenile
citations, and civil cases including Peace Orders, consumer,
homeowners/community association, and violation of county regulations (i.e.
Animal Control and Zoning Enforcement).