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Alternative Dispute Resolution System
News and Happenings

You’re Doing Fine Oklahoma!  Phil Johnson, State Director, spoke to the Seminole Tribal Bar Association in Seminole today.  Dr. Christine Pappas & Jacintha Webster from East Central University were great hosts.  Early Settlement Mediation has offices statewide serving all Oklahomans!
Jaxie Johnston (Program director – South Central) and Marissa Fairbanks (Program Director – Central) give a presentation at the 2022 Volunteer Conference. The conference was a wonderful day of learning and networking!
Family Mediation Training, OU Law
Volunteers, Trainers, and Coaches at the recent Early Settlement Family Mediation Training at OU Law in January – a wonderful group of PEACEMAKERS!
Thankful!  The Early Settlement Directors’ Association had their annual Thanksmas luncheon on Friday, November 19th in Oklahoma City.  (L to R front row) Phil Johnson, State Director, Marissa Fairbanks, Central program, Sara Northcutt, Southeast program, Sarah Head, Southwest program, Malaina Yoder, East program, and Jaxie Johnston, South Central program. (L to R back row) Tim Scott, Child Permanency Coordinator, Stacy Horner, West program, Lauren O’Brien, Oklahoma County program, Jorjia Cash, East Central program, Greg Foster, statewide Peer Mediation Director, LeiLani Armstrong, Tulsa program, Marcy Cox, Northeast program, and Jay Irby, North program.  Not pictured Jessie Jackson, Norman program.



The Alternative Dispute Resolution System in Oklahoma is made up of thirteen (13) regional Early Settlement Mediation Centers (including one (1) municipal program) which provide FREE mediation services all 77 counties in Oklahoma. There are fourteen (14) State Agencies with programs offering specialized mediation services. The Alternative Dispute Resolution System was authorized (1983) and funded (1985) by the state legislature through the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution Act, 12 O.S. Supp. 1997, § 1801 et seq. The Administrative Director of the Courts administers and supervises the Alternative Dispute Resolution System through a designated, State Director, with the ongoing input of the Dispute Resolution Advisory Board.