Dublin ADR Program
P.O. Box 8186
Dublin, GA 31040
|Program Director||Elizabeth R. Couey||P: (478) 272-4824
F: (478) 272-1639
Mediation is a process guided by a trained neutral to assist parties in coming to an agreement to their dispute. In a court annexed program, mediation is used to assist parties in settling their court case. Parties are ordered to participate in a mediation session. It is not required that the parties come to an agreement, but they must participate in at least one mediation session in good faith. Failure to participate will result in referral to the judge for sanctions.
The Dublin Judicial Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution Program began in December 1994, serving only Laurens County. Since November 1995, the Program has been available circuit-wide and includes Laurens, Twiggs, Johnson and Treutlen counties. The Program provides mediation services for superior, magistrate and probate courts and all counties. Most cases referred to mediation are domestic relations cases, magistrate civil cases and warrant applications.