Regulations, Statutes & Standards
OMA’s Core Standards of Mediation Practice
All OMA members who are mediators agree to abide by these standards.
Court Connected Mediator Rules
Oregon Judicial Department Site (pdf)
Oregon Office of Community Dispute Resolution
The OOCDR administers grant funds to provide appropriate dispute resolution services statewide. It is responsible for setting minimum training and related qualifications for mediators working in state-funded dispute resolution programs, but does not certify or license mediators.
Oregon Revised Statutes, Ch. 36 — Mediation and Arbitration
Mediation-specific laws for Oregon mediators.
Other Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Associations
The Association for Conflict Resolution
ACR, the merged organizations of Family Mediators, the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution and CRENet, is a non-profit organization representing more than 7000mediators, arbitrators, educators and others involved in the field of conflict resolution and collaborative decision-making.
National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM)
The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) is a membership organization comprised of community mediation centers, their staff and volunteer mediators, and other individuals and organizations interested in the community mediation movement.
Oregon Consensus Program (OCP)
State of Oregon’s program to provide mediation and other alternative dispute resolution services to public bodies and persons who have disputes with public bodies throughout state.
Oregon Department of Justice ADR
Information clearinghouse and links to resources.
Oregon State Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR) Section
A voluntary group of over 300 attorneys, who are members of the Bar, who support alternative dispute resolution where disputants select the means to resolve their controversies.
A nonprofit organization providing mediation and education that helps Oregon’s kids, families, and communities resolve conflict.
Victim Offender Mediation Association
(VOMA) was created to provide greater networking among practitioners and other interested individuals to enhance the overall credibility of victim offender mediation and reconciliation programs within the justice community.
Washington Mediation Association
OMA’s counterpart in Washington state.
Conducting Mediation Business
Complete Equity Markets, Inc.
Provides mediator liability insurance and offers a discount to OMA Members.
Online marketing tools and training for mediators nationwide.
Tips and tools to market your mediation business.
Training and Degree Programs
OMA’s Training and Conference Calendar
Basic and advanced training classes for mediators conducted by mediation specialists around the state and nationwide.
ASTD–The American Society for Training and Development
An OMA partner organization. This is a national organization dedicated to the professional development of those in the training field.
Portland Community College
Basic and continuing education for mediators.
Portland State University Continuing Education
A variety of basic and advanced mediation non-credit classes.
Portland State University Graduate Program
Master of Arts/Sciences in Conflict Resolution
University of Oregon
Two-year masters degree program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution
Oregon Judicial Department’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution
Information about mediation and arbitration, selecting a neutral, and court-connected and private services available throughout Oregon. Provides attorneys and judges with information about accessing court-connected, private mediation and arbitration services, and information about becoming a mediator or arbitrator. Provides mediators and arbitrators with information about qualifications and continuing education. Provides those interested in volunteering with information about volunteer mediation opportunities statewide. Also includes relevant rules and policies, links, and resources.