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Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority - Mediation Center

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Kayla Wendling
    413-443-7138 ext. 212
  • Organization Type: Other nonprofit/community based organization
  • Location:
    1 FENN STREET, 4th FLOOR
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • Phone: 413-443-7138
  • Fax: 413-443-8137
  • Website: https://bcrha.com/

The Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority (BCRHA) is a community mediation program, providing both highly trained volunteer mediators and staff mediators to resolve a wide range of community based disputes. In addition to community disputes, BCRHA is approved to provide mediation and conciliation services in the Berkshire County District and Juvenile Courts as well as the Berkshire Superior Court, however, the agency primarily provides court-connected mediation and conciliation services in the Berkshire County District Courts.

 

 

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Berkshire
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Homeless, Housing, Community and Court Connected Mediation services
  • Populations Served: Low Income, All populations, consumers, landlords, tenants, homeowners
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Or as needed by appointment
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: The Mediation Center also offers Basic Mediation Training and Advanced Trainings.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Client counseling (e.g., brief advice)
  • Other Project Types: Attorney, paralegal and law student volunteers provide guidance and mediation services.
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
  • Other Opportunities: Trained Mediators
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