INCREASING REPRESENTATION IN MEDIATION
OMDP MEDIATOR TRAINING!
2021 Mediator Training is full. Thanks to all who applied. Email us at OMDP@RichardsonWright.com to find out more about training in 2022!
COMPREHENSIVE SKILLS-BASED TRAINING
For potential future mediators who identify as diverse
SUPPORTIVE RESOURCE NETWORK
For OMDP-certified Mediators
That Litigators Prioritize Using OMDP-Certified Mediators
Email OMDP@RichardsonWright.com to find out more!
LET US KNOW ABOUT AN OREGON MEDIATOR!
Do you know an Oregon mediator who is a member of or serves an underrepresented population? We'd love to hear about that person!
Oregon Mediator Diversity Project (OMDP) recognizes that the mediation profession in Oregon lacks the diversity needed to make available to litigants mediators from a broad spectrum of diverse identities and practice areas. This deficiency needs correction to ensure the equal access to justice that is essential for credible resolution of disputes outside of trial.
OMDP seeks to address the lack of diversity in the mediation profession by: 1) providing a comprehensive skills-based mediation training program to potential future mediators who identify as diverse; 2) establishing a supportive resource network for OMDP-certified mediators; and 3) securing commitments from various practice area litigators to prioritize the use of OMDP-certified mediators.
OMDP recognizes that the lack of diversity is tied to historic and ongoing systemic discrimination in the mediation and legal profession and in our society generally. OMDP considers diverse identities to include: ability/disability, age, color, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, national origin, neurodiversity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and veteran status. For more information please contact us at OMDP@RichardsonWright.com for any questions about eligibility.