Citizen Staff Writer
Volunteers who want to help resolve local court disputes are invited to attend a free 40-hour mediation course next week.
Mediators help disputing parties reach agreements and avoid litigation, which saves time, money and stress.
Those who complete the course must agree to mediate a certain number of disputes for a court on a volunteer basis.
Training sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 9-11 and April 16-17. Lunch is included.
Most courts require volunteers to complete an application process, which includes background checks.
For more information, call Garrett Hoover, conflict resolution program coordinator with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, at (602) 542-7767.
Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
- A.J. FLICK,