How Is a Case Referred to Mediation?
Cases may be informally referred, or formally referred by a court order, to participate in Court Mediation. The referral may be made by the Judge, Magistrate, court worker, police report or by parties themselves (or through their attorneys). Referrals can be made at any stage of court involvement and parties may be ordered to participate at any time.

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1. What is Mediation?
2. Why Should I Mediate? Do I need an Attorney to participate?
3. What types of cases and situations are able to be mediated at the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division?
4. How Is a Case Referred to Mediation?
5. What Should I Expect Once My Case is Referred for Mediation?
6. What should I Expect Once I Arrive for Mediation?
7. How Long Will Mediation Take? What does it cost?
8. What About Confidentiality and Privilege?
9. What Happens If I Cannot Reach an Agreement Through Mediation?