Oklahoma County Program

Lauren Craig-O’Brien, Program Director
(405) 945-8664
Facsimile: (405) 945-3325


Oklahoma State University – OKC
Health Technology Building
900 North Portland
Oklahoma City, OK 73107


Oklahoma State University – OKC




Oklahoma County Courthouse Team Leader and Office Administrator
Maggie Petty
Office Coordinator


Fall 2022
Spring 2023

Volunteer of The Month

Oklahoma County Early Settlement Mediation provides exceptional service to the courts, citizens, and legal representatives of the county in resolving disputes. We are committed to cost-effective, professional, and compassionate mediation to those in need while maintaining collaborative relationships with our volunteer mediators. We strive to consistently surpass expectations and assist the courts in promoting efficiency while minimizing time and money spent in the legal process.

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Oklahoma County Program News and Updates!

The Early Settlement Mediation – Oklahoma County Program had three OCU Law externs and four community member volunteers complete the civil hybrid training!
Thank you to Judge Trent Pipes for being the keynote speaker at our 2024 Volunteer Conference! Judge Pipes provided insight into how mediation works with the judicial process and the important role our volunteers play.
2023 Volunteer Mediator of the YearNancy Mallory, Early Settlement Mediation – Oklahoma County Program was named the Volunteer Mediator of the Year at the Annual Conference last week. Lauren Craig-O’Brien, Associate State Director, presented Nancy the award. In 2023, Nancy mediated 51 basic civil cases and 27 family cases as a volunteer mediator. She gave 170 hours of volunteer time back the Oklahoma County program. Congrats Nancy and thank you for all you do!
Legislative Blitz – Andrew Aldridge, State Director, Peer Mediation, Lauren O’Brien, Associate State Director and Program Director for Early Settlement – Oklahoma County, and Phil Johnson, State Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution System handed out informational packets about the Early Settlement Mediation program to legislators this week. The program provides FREE mediation services to all Oklahomans.
Director of the Administrative Office of The Courts Jari Askins joins Associate State Director Lauren O’Brien, along with volunteers Mark and Margot, at the Family Training (located at University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman, Oklahoma).
Associate State Director Lauren O’Brien presents about Early Settlement Mediation at the Oklahoma City Rotary Club breakfast.
Phil Johnson and Lauren O’Brien presented at OCU Law about Early Settlement Mediation and externship opportunities. Connie Smotherman was presented a logo pen for her many years of support for Early Settlement Mediation.

The Oklahoma County program is growing — and we want you to join us! As a volunteer mediator, you will assist people in your community in resolving conflict.

Externship Opportunities

The Oklahoma County Program offers externship opportunities for law students in Oklahoma. An externship provides the student with training and potential certification in Early Settlement Mediation, allows the student to participate in courtroom observation, and more. Please download the application, complete in full, and submit to okc.earlysettlement@okstate.edu

Volunteer Forms

Intake Forms

Mediation Forms

Mediation Information