Mediation Office

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MEDIATION OFFICE

COURT HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT LEGAL HOLIDAYS

Mediation is a guided discussion process where a trained neutral mediator works with the parties and attorneys in a pending case to settle the matter before trial. The Clermont County Common Pleas Court uses mediation extensively to help litigants resolve cases more quickly and efficiently, and with less expense and risk than going to trial. There is no extra cost to the participants as the Court Mediators are full time court employees. For additional details, please consult the Mediation FAQs on this web site.

NOTICE REGARDING COURT MEDIATION

Effective April 23, 2021, court ordered mediations will be conducted in person in the Courthouse with appropriate safety protocols in effect. Mediation by Zoom or other electronic means will only be permitted in special circumstances and with prior approval of the Assigned Judge. The Mediation Conference Room is sanitized on a regular basis and is large enough for social distancing. Mask wearing will be required. Please direct any questions you have on your particular case to the Court Mediator.

TELEPHONE MEDIATION FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES 

Harold Paddock
Court Mediator and Senior Magistrate

Phone: 513-732-7397-direct line

Phone: 513-732-7134-conference room line for telephone participation in mediation (with prior approval of the Mediator)

Mediator Email: hpaddock@clermontcountyohio.gov

Mediation Office
270 East Main Street, Second Floor
Batavia, Ohio, 45103

Phone: 513-732-7126-direct line for scheduling cases and schedule questions

Fax: 513-732-7127

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