Upholding a high standard of professional practice is a key concern for OMA. As the field grows, it is important that mediators serve their clients well. Given that, OMA has developed the following guidelines and standards. All OMA members who are practitioners agree to abide by the OMA Core Standards of Mediation Practice. Mediators may be subject to other regulations, depending on their affiliation.
- OMA Core Standards of Practice
- OMA Model Guidelines for Private Practice Mediator Education, Training and Experience
OMA standards and guidelines are generally researched and developed by the Standards and Practices Committee prior to submission to the OMA board for approval. This committee is currently reviewing the Core Standards to determine if adjustments are needed at this time. Tell us your thoughts by taking the survey here.
In addition, OMA offers a variety of processes and tools to support quality mediation in Oregon. These include:
Other Relevant Qualifications and Guidelines
- Court Connected Mediator Rules –Qualifications and training requirements for court connected mediators.
- ORS Chapter 36 -Oregon statutes related to mediation.
- Oregon State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers as Mediators–See Rule 2.4.
- Oregon Office of Community Dispute Resolution Rules –Qualifications and training information for Community Dispute Resolution Centers.
- Consumer’s Guide to Mediation–Selecting a mediator
- History of Mediation in Oregon– Certification, Licensure and Enhancing Mediator Competency (History of the development of the profession and regulations in Oregon.