Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Center

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Center
  • Country: USA
  • City: Spokane
  • Type of organization: Non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: 1993
  • Interests: Mediation - Training
  • Fields of expertise: business, schools, government, other specific groups and individuals Disputes

[edit] Mission

“It is the mission of the Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic to provide a permanent non-profit organization in which low to moderate-income individuals may participate in the resolution of disputes in an informal, professional forum while avoiding costly litigation.

To encourage broad community participation to develop, administer, and oversee local dispute resolution programs, to train qualified mediators, and to serve as a model for dispute resolution clinics in other communities.

To enter partnerships and operating agreements, with local, state and federal agencies and community organizations to provide affordable, professional mediation services through our non-profit corporation”.

[edit] Origin

For over 15 years, The Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic has been one of the best and most highly-regarded mediation and training organizations in the State of Washington.

In July of 1993, James Rutherford and Jack Hebner opened the doors of the Fulcrum Institute, as a mediation firm dedicated to resolving conflict without litigation. The firm was designed to provide educational classes in conflict resolution to business, schools, government, other specific groups and individuals.

By the end of 1993, the Fulcrum Institute had formed the Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic Association, a non-profit formed under the guidelines of RCW 7.75 in the state of Washington.

The Association’s Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic.

[edit] Services

[edit] Litigation Alternatives

  • Mediation - The intervention into a dispute or negotiation by an acceptable, impartial and neutral third party, who has no authoritative decision making power, to assist parties in reaching their own mutually acceptable resolution.
  • Arbitration - The settlement of a dispute by a person or persons chosen to hear both sides and to come to a decision.
  • Pre-Trial Settlements - The Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic may assist in avoiding the courtroom in a majority of legal situations, these can include:
  • Distribution of Property
  • Residential Schedules
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Land Use Conflicts
  • Contract Negotiations & Interpretation
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Administrative Proceedings
  • Will/Trust Disputes
  • Personal Injury

[edit] Training

The Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic offers Interest Based Mediation Training and Child Custody Mediation Training three times each year. The Mediation Training Courses are submitted to the Washington State Bar and the Idaho State Bar for continuing education credit approval as well as the Idaho Mediation Association.

  • Mediation
  • Small Claims
  • Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Personal Injury
  • Agricultural Mediation
  • Interchange
  • Supervised Visits
  • Exchanges
  • 40 Hour Mediation : Interest Based
  • 20 Hour Mediation : Child Custody
  • 8 Hour Mediation : Advanced / Sexual Harassment / Discrimination
  • Anger Management
  • Parent Education
  • Theft Awareness

[edit] Contact

915 W. Second Avenue, Ste 1, Spokane, WA 99201 - USA

Tel: (509) 838-2799

Fax: (509) 838-5588

Email: jhebner@fulcrumdispute.com

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