Dispute Resolution Center (DRC)

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Dr. Tamara Mattison

DRC was created in 1982 as a pilot project by the City of St. Paul, the M innesota Supreme Court, and the Ramsey County Bar Association. DRCs mission is to promote the constructive resolution of conflict through open communication and shared decision-making. DRC seeks case developers and mediators to participate in the intake and development of mediation and restorative justice cases, including contact and correspondence with parties, referral sources, and other volunteer mediators and facilitators. Volunteers must be Minn. Rule 114 qualified. DRC provides exposure to a wide range of alternative dispute resolution processes.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Crow Wing, Dakota, Ramsey, Washington
  • Area of law: Dispute Resolution
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Children, Communities of Color, Elderly, General Public, Immigrants, Individuals with criminal histories, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Military/Veterans, Native Americans, Nonprofits, Persons with Disabilities, State Residents, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Mentors, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Cambodian, Hmong, Oromo, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Mediators must be trained and Rule 114 qualified.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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