Information for Mediators
Mediation Training Scheduled for August 27: The Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program training that is currently scheduled for Monday, August 27 through Wednesday, August 29, in Portland, Oregon has been postponed indefinitely.
The Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program is operated by the Mediation Case Manager. The Mediation Case Manager is responsible for the recruitment, training and management of all mediators in this program. The minimum qualifications for mediators are set by OAR 137-110-0110.
Training: The Attorney General and the Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program Mediation Service Provider will be offering training for mediators interested in mediating foreclosure cases under this program. A link to a preliminary registration form can be found at FORECLOSURE AVOIDANCE MEDIATOR TRAINING.
Cost: Free for mediators meeting minimum qualifications. $60/day for all others. Seating is limited and priority will be given to mediators who meet the minimum qualifications*. Participation in the training is not a guarantee that a mediator will be placed on the Foreclosure Mediation Roster or be assigned cases for mediation. The training is in three parts which will be offered on the following dates and locations.
*Minimum Qualifications are set by rules adopted by the Attorney General. No rule has been adopted by the Attorney General at this time. For the purposes of receiving this training for free the following minimum qualifications apply.
1) Have conducted at least 20 prior mediations as a mediator. (Work performed as an assistant or apprentice mediator under the supervision of a lead mediator may also be counted toward the 20 mediation requirement);
2) Provide evidence of at least 100 hours of mediation experience as a co-mediator or mediator or as an assistant or apprentice mediator. (Work that a mediator performs to prepare for and schedule the mediation or to prepare the parties for a mediation session, may be counted towards this 100 hour requirement.) and
3) Have successfully participated in at least 30 hours of training that is consistent with the curriculum found in Section 3.2 of the Oregon Judicial Department Court Connected Mediator Qualification Rules effective August 1, 2005.