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Small Claims Mediation

Often it may be better to try and mediate your dispute before you proceed to court.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is facilitated dialogue between individuals or groups facing conflict. Mediation supports respectful communication and cooperative problem solving.

When is Mediation?

There are mediation services available both before you file in Small Claims Court and there is free mediation offered in court the day of your small claims hearing. For more information please read the flyers below.