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Franklin County ADR Services
Franklin County Municipal Court - Small Claims Division- Mediation
Franklin County Municipal Court Small Claims Division
375 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4520
The Dispute Resolution Program provides mediation services for the municipal court. Where deemed appropriate, civil cases filed in the General Division may be referred to mediation in an attempt to obviate the need for formal litigation. Mediations are conducted by court staff and trained community volunteers under the supervision of the Administrative Assistant of the Small Claims Division.
Check Resolution Program
This Columbus City Attorney program facilitates check hearings between merchants and check writers whose checks have been returned for insufficient funds. These hearings attempt to resolve the situation without criminal charges being filed against the check writer.
Night Prosecutor's Mediation Program
Mediation of Franklin County criminal disputes through the Columbus City Attorney's office.
Online Dispute Resolution
Online Case Resolution is a fast and easy way to resolve a civil lawsuit right from your smartphone, mobile device, or computer without going to court. It allows you to negotiate an arrangement that works for you, on your own time. Most importantly, it’s private and there is no additional cost. The Franklin County Municipal Court is happy to offer Online Case Resolution to you as a service of the court.
Franklin County Municipal Court Local Rules
Rule 11. Small Claims Practice
11.06 Conciliation procedure. When requested by a party or ordered by a judge or magistrate and approved by the Small Claims Division Manager, the Small Claims Division shall conduct a mediation in an effort to assist the parties in resolving the dispute.