Central Program

Marissa Fairbanks, Director
(405) 366-0640

Cleveland County Courthouse
201 South Jones Avenue
2nd Floor West
Norman, OK 73069

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Our mission is to provide free, expeditious, and effective dispute resolution services to central Oklahoma in Cleveland and McClain counties. Utilizing trained and certified volunteers, we strive to help people participate in settling their own conflicts to create a more peaceful community.

Attorneys Click HERE for Scheduling

Pre-Mediation Forms

Central Program News and Updates!

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!
Phil Johnson, State Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution System, and Marissa Fairbanks, Director, Early Settlement – Central presented an Award of Appreciation to Cleveland County Commissioners Harold H. Haralson II, Rod Cleveland, and Darry Stacy for their long-time support and sponsorship of the Early Settlement – Central Program.
Judge Hales presents Gracie Pennington with her Mediator Certification!

The Central program is growing — and we want you to join us! As a volunteer mediator, you will assist people in Cleveland and McClain counties in resolving conflict. Click on the link below for our Volunteer Application!

Volunteer Forms

Externship Opportunities

The Central Program offers externship opportunities for law students in Oklahoma.
An externship with Early Settlement Mediation allows the student to:
* train and become certified in Early Settlement Mediation
* participate in courtroom observation
*become familiar with local attorneys and judges
* gain invaluable professional skills

Please download the application, complete in full, and submit to early.settlement@oscn.net

Intake Forms

Mediation Forms

Mediation Information