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Outsource Mediation Program

The Family Division of the Eighth Judicial District Court



The Family Court Mediation Program



A Private Sector Family Court Mediation Program was developed by the Outsource Mediation Committee (OMC) of the Family Division of the Eighth Judicial District Court in 2004. The OMC determined there was an opportunity for private sector mediation services alongside court- annexed mediation services which would expand the access to and the quality of justice, reduce delays in the disposition of cases, therefore saving the time and resources of citizens, litigants, and the Court system.


The direct involvement of the parties in the process of reaching resolution provides a greater level of satisfaction, permits outcomes that may be better suited to the parties' needs and, in many cases, produces a greater likelihood of compliance with the terms of agreements than traditional adjudicative processes.



In light of the fact that there are no licensing provisions for Mediators in the state of Nevada, the OMC established GUIDELINES of recommended standards of conduct and procedures for all neutral third persons mediating custody, visitation and/or property disputes for the Family Division of the Eighth Judicial District Court, in the State of Nevada.



Registered Family Court Mediators have complied with the recommended standards of conduct and procedures established by the OMC.



N.R.S. 3.225 is a statute which provides that the Family Court shall encourage resolution of certain disputes through nonadversarial methods and cooperation to provide support services. It states in part:

The family court shall, wherever practicable and appropriate, encourage the resolution of disputes before the court through nonadversarial methods or other alternatives to traditional methods of resolution of disputes...


 

 

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