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P.O. Box 665
101 East Mendenhall
Bozeman, MT 59771
Description of Practice
Since 1992, I have prioritized resolving disputes outside of court. Even when I was actively litigating, I was mediating and training mediators, both adult and student peer mediators. My cases have included civil disputes, divorces, parenting plans, probate matters and workplace disputes. I was on the U.S. Postal Service panel of mediators from 1994-2009 and have mediated for a variety of institutional as well as private clients.
By profession I am an attorney. My vocation and sole focus, however, is now facilitative mediation. I began mediating in my early 30s before I began law school. I thought then as I do now that helping people resolve their own disputes, via mediation, facilitation or conflict management training, is what I do best and enjoy the most. Even if I won the lottery, I would continue to mediate.
I have extensive mediation experience including small claims, family law, civil disputes, EEO (USPS), workplace (BLM, US Forest Service, MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks, MT State University, other businesses and institutions). I have also trained mediators since 2000, and trained peer mediators (students) from 1999-2009.
Juris Doctor, GA State University School of Law, Atlanta, GA - 1996 Master of Speech & Hearing, Univ. Washington, Seattle, WA - 1983 Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics), UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA - 1979
|1992||Justice Ctr of Atlanta||Basic, 40 hours|
|1994||Justice Center of Atlanta||Transformative, 24 hours|
|1994||Atlanta Divorce Mediators||Family Law, 40 hours|
|1997||USA&M||Basic Refresher, 24 hours|
I prefer to use facilitative methods but do use more evaluative methods if all parties agree.
I charge $700 per half day, $1500 per full day. I maintain a sliding fee scale for clients with modest means.
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family
- Agriculture & Ranching
- Civil (general)
- Divorce (all issues)
- Divorce (parenting)
- Victim - Offender
- Advanced Mediation Trainer
- Mediation Trainer
- Conflict Coach
- Mediating Lawyer
- Collaborative Professional
Connie Campbell, Ex. Director Community Mediation Center, Bozeman, MT Carson Taylor Ctr Collab Solutions, Principal Christopher Manos, Ex Director State Bar of MT