Dispute Resolution, Conflict Management, Training & Small Business Consultation

We serve the community with a range of accessible, high quality and affordable Dispute Resolution services, including Mediation; and educate community members about conflict prevention and collaborative problem-solving.

Court Based Conciliation

We offer Conciliation Services for civil matters in the District Courts in Falmouth, Barnstable and Orleans.  Conciliation is a voluntary, confidential and informal dispute resolution process in which we help people to settle their disputes, and is similar to our Mediation process.  All of our conciliators are volunteer attorneys licensed to practice in Massachusetts.  The program offers an opportunity to resolve your dispute without the necessity of trial.  Our court-connected conciliations that are referred to us by the courts are provided at no charge to the parties.

Many of our litigants are either self­ represented or are represented on a limited assistance basis. For many litigants, time in court is time out of work or school, and translates to increased costs for transportation and child care, as well as increased legal costs. A case that is resolved fairly with the parties’ agreement, at a pretrial stage, represents a success for both the court and the litigants. Conciliation will almost certainly facilitate these kinds of successes.”  (Judge Kathryn Hand, First Justice of the Barnstable District Court)

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