Dallas County Alternative Dispute Resolution

Dallas County Alternative Dispute Resolution "The purpose of the DCDRC is to serve the residents of Dallas County by offering them an affordable alternative to resolving disputes." A milestone was achieved on November 8, 2011 when the Commissioners Court approved Court Order #2011-1938 establishing the creation of a Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC).

This new program began on January 3, 2012 with cases being referred from the Civil District Courts, Family District Courts, County Courts at Law, Probate Courts, and Justice of the Peace Courts. Only cases in which the parties truly cannot afford mediation services will be referred to this program by the Courts. This program has not been established to compete with the private mediation market, but to serve an unmet need and provide a service to the residents of Dallas County. Mediators who participate in this program provide services on a pro bono basis and the need is ongoing. The DCDRC is currently seeking qualified mediators to participate the Center’s Mediator Pool. Volunteer mediators and their services to the County and public are invaluable and very much appreciated. Please contact the ADR Coordinator via phone at 214-653-7898 or email at [email protected], to request more information or if you have any questions. POST / COMMENT REMOVAL POLICY

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The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Ms. Velda Eaton as the Volunteer of the Month...
04/20/2021

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Ms. Velda Eaton as the Volunteer of the Month for March 2021. Velda is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Ms. Velda Eaton as the Volunteer of the Month for March 2021. Velda is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

Good Afternoon Everyone,The next guest in our "Meet The Judge" lineup will be The Honorable D'Metria Benson who is the L...
04/02/2021

Good Afternoon Everyone,
The next guest in our "Meet The Judge" lineup will be The Honorable D'Metria Benson who is the Local Administrative County Judge and Presiding Judge over County Court at Law No. 1. This will be an engaging conversation as we hear about her background and perspectives on mediation. Please see the attached flyer for more information and RSVP instructions. Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone soon. ob

Good Afternoon Everyone,
The next guest in our "Meet The Judge" lineup will be The Honorable D'Metria Benson who is the Local Administrative County Judge and Presiding Judge over County Court at Law No. 1. This will be an engaging conversation as we hear about her background and perspectives on mediation. Please see the attached flyer for more information and RSVP instructions. Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone soon. ob

Carolyn Morris and Robert Arnold with their Volunteer of the Month Awards from the 2020 DCDRC Volunteer Awards.  Due to ...
03/12/2021

Carolyn Morris and Robert Arnold with their Volunteer of the Month Awards from the 2020 DCDRC Volunteer Awards. Due to Covid19 the ceremony was virtual and the gift cards and trophies were mailed to everyone. 😊

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mrs. Carolyn Morris as the Volunteer of the M...
03/09/2021

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mrs. Carolyn Morris as the Volunteer of the Month for February 2021. Carolyn is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mrs. Carolyn Morris as the Volunteer of the Month for February 2021. Carolyn is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

Good Afternoon Everyone,The next guest in our Meet The Judge lineup will be the Honorable Andrea Plumlee, Presiding over...
03/03/2021

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The next guest in our Meet The Judge lineup will be the Honorable Andrea Plumlee, Presiding over the 330th District Court of Dallas County. Please see the attached flyer for more information and RSVP instructions. See you all soon. ob.

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The next guest in our Meet The Judge lineup will be the Honorable Andrea Plumlee, Presiding over the 330th District Court of Dallas County. Please see the attached flyer for more information and RSVP instructions. See you all soon. ob.

Good Afternoon Everyone,The "Meet the Judge" Session has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from noon to 1...
02/18/2021

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The "Meet the Judge" Session has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from noon to 1:00 pm via Microsoft Teams. Please RSVP to [email protected] by Monday, February 22, 2021. Thank you.

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The "Meet the Judge" Session has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from noon to 1:00 pm via Microsoft Teams. Please RSVP to [email protected] by Monday, February 22, 2021. Thank you.

Good Morning Everyone,Due to the Dallas County Campus closure thru Thursday and the rolling blackouts in DFW, the "Meet ...
02/17/2021

Good Morning Everyone,

Due to the Dallas County Campus closure thru Thursday and the rolling blackouts in DFW, the "Meet the Judge Session" will be postponed and rescheduled for another date and time. The power at my home came back on yesterday afternoon after experiencing rolling blackouts for 24-36 hours. I hope everyone is safe and warm during this difficult weather environment. I will let you know when this session is rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding. Othel

Good Morning Everyone,

Due to the Dallas County Campus closure thru Thursday and the rolling blackouts in DFW, the "Meet the Judge Session" will be postponed and rescheduled for another date and time. The power at my home came back on yesterday afternoon after experiencing rolling blackouts for 24-36 hours. I hope everyone is safe and warm during this difficult weather environment. I will let you know when this session is rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding. Othel

Good Afternoon Everyone,The DCDRC has implemented a new monthly program for our volunteers called “Meet the Judge”.  Thi...
02/08/2021

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The DCDRC has implemented a new monthly program for our volunteers called “Meet the Judge”. This virtual program will be our way of getting our volunteers familiar with our Judiciary and vice versa. It will also allow volunteers the opportunity to receive guidance and feedback from the Judges regarding various aspects of mediation. Our first Judge in our lineup will be the Honorable Maricela Moore, Presiding over the 162nd District Court of Dallas County. Please see the attached flyer for more information and RSVP instructions. See you all soon. ob.

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The DCDRC has implemented a new monthly program for our volunteers called “Meet the Judge”. This virtual program will be our way of getting our volunteers familiar with our Judiciary and vice versa. It will also allow volunteers the opportunity to receive guidance and feedback from the Judges regarding various aspects of mediation. Our first Judge in our lineup will be the Honorable Maricela Moore, Presiding over the 162nd District Court of Dallas County. Please see the attached flyer for more information and RSVP instructions. See you all soon. ob.

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mr. Steve Flynn as the Volunteer of the Month...
02/02/2021

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mr. Steve Flynn as the Volunteer of the Month for January 2021. Steve is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mr. Steve Flynn as the Volunteer of the Month for January 2021. Steve is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

I want to thank Prof. Leslie Roberts of the UNT Denton Campus for inviting me and my colleague Rosa Castelar who is the ...
01/28/2021

I want to thank Prof. Leslie Roberts of the UNT Denton Campus for inviting me and my colleague Rosa Castelar who is the Executive Director of the Denton County ADR Program (DCAP) to speak with their students today about our Centers and ADR opportunities in the field. It was a great conversation and I hope to see a few of them volunteering in the near future.

Thank You Don Swift and Irene Perez Zucker of the Texas Association of Mediators (TAM) for hosting a New Judge Panel yes...
01/20/2021

Thank You Don Swift and Irene Perez Zucker of the Texas Association of Mediators (TAM) for hosting a New Judge Panel yesterday evening with Hon. Martin Hoffman presiding over the 68th Civil District Court (Moderator), Hon. Monica Purdy presiding over the 95th Civil District Court (Panelist), and Hon. Kim Brown presiding over the 254th Family District Court (Panelist). These Judges welcome attorney and other professionals to join their mediator wheel. Please avail yourself of this opportunity. 😃

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mrs. Jana Reist as the Volunteer of the Month...
01/12/2021

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mrs. Jana Reist as the Volunteer of the Month for December 2020. Jana is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mrs. Jana Reist as the Volunteer of the Month for December 2020. Jana is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

Happy New Year to all of our faithful volunteers and supporters.
12/31/2020

Happy New Year to all of our faithful volunteers and supporters.

The Staff of the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) wishes all of our volunteers and supporters a wonderful...
12/23/2020

The Staff of the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) wishes all of our volunteers and supporters a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to the Center during this year of the pandemic. I want each of you to know that we look forward to seeing each of you in 2021. Thank you and best wishes.

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Ms. Rebecca Arndt as the Volunteer of the Mon...
12/11/2020

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Ms. Rebecca Arndt as the Volunteer of the Month for November 2020. Rebecca is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

Today was the second session of "A Virtual Tour of Zoom" and all of the participants are excited about taking their Zoom...
12/04/2020

Today was the second session of "A Virtual Tour of Zoom" and all of the participants are excited about taking their Zoom expertise to the next level. There was so much information presented that I am glad I was able to attend both sessions. I would like to thank our presenters Sharon Corsentino, Esq. of Sharon Corsentino Mediations, PLLC., Lis Bulmash, Esq. of JAMS, and Anne Shuttee, Esq. of The Law Office of Anne Shuttee for all of their expertise. Thank you for all of your support and those who are interested in viewing the recording please let me know.

Today was the first session of "A Virtual Tour of Zoom".    The session was very informative and it will help all of us ...
12/03/2020

Today was the first session of "A Virtual Tour of Zoom". The session was very informative and it will help all of us take our Zoom Mediation Sessions to the next level. I want to thank Sharon Corsentino, Esq., Lis Bulmash, Esq., and Anne Shuttee, Esq. for facilitating this dynamic training session. The next session is scheduled for Friday, December 2, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Be there or be square! Space is limited.

Good Morning Faithful Volunteers,The DCDRC Zoom Social Hour held on 11/20/20 at noon was a blast.  I want to thank my co...
12/01/2020

Good Morning Faithful Volunteers,

The DCDRC Zoom Social Hour held on 11/20/20 at noon was a blast. I want to thank my co-host Irene Perez Zucker for coordinating this activity and her spouse Sandy Zucker for creating the Zoom background. We played Bingo and shared about our mediation/life experiences during quarantine. Another Zoom Social Hour will be scheduled in early 2021. The Staff of the DCDRC misses everyone and please stay safe.

Good Evening Everyone,I am excited to share another great DCDRC Training opportunity from three amazing presenters.  I e...
11/20/2020

Good Evening Everyone,

I am excited to share another great DCDRC Training opportunity from three amazing presenters. I encourage everyone who wants/needs to strengthen their Zoom mediation expertise to participate in these sessions. Please be aware that space is limited to 35 people per session. Let's all become virtual mediation experts.

Good Afternoon Everyone.  The DCDRC is having an upcoming Zoom activity that is going to be a blast.  I look forward to ...
11/12/2020

Good Afternoon Everyone. The DCDRC is having an upcoming Zoom activity that is going to be a blast. I look forward to seeing you there.

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mr. Bill Ucherek II as the Volunteer of the M...
11/03/2020

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mr. Bill Ucherek II as the Volunteer of the Month for October 2020. Bill is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

The Texas Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) Directors Council had its Fall Meeting on 10/30/20 via Zoom.  All of the Cente...
11/03/2020

The Texas Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) Directors Council had its Fall Meeting on 10/30/20 via Zoom. All of the Centers are conducting mediation sessions via Zoom or a combination of in person and Zoom format. All of the Directors believe that virtual mediation is here to stay. Listing of Directors starting from top left: Kara Hawthorn - Dispute Resolution Center of Jefferson County, Inc., Othel Bursey - Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center, Ed Reaves - Hill County Dispute Resolution Center, Al Cortez - Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center, Marisa Quintanilla & Jessica Apodaca- EL Paso County Dispute Resolution Center, Carl Lucas - Paris Dispute Resolution Center, Janet Lyon - McLennan County Dispute Resolution Center, Nicholas Hall - Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, Gene Valentini - Office of Dispute Resolution, Kris Donley - Travis County Dispute Resolution Center, Vicki Reed - The Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, Elaine Roberts - Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc., Martha Joyce - Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center, Shelly Hudson - Fort Bend Dispute Resolution Center.

I hope everyone had a great Wednesday.  We miss you.  Stay safe and healthy.  😊
10/29/2020

I hope everyone had a great Wednesday. We miss you. Stay safe and healthy. 😊

I would like to thank the Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Section Chair Ebony Rivon, Esq. and Alternative Dispute Re...
10/15/2020

I would like to thank the Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Section Chair Ebony Rivon, Esq. and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Chair Sharon Corsentino, Esq. for conducting the 9th Annual Joint CLE titled "Best Family Law Virtual Mediation Practices on 10/14/20 at noon. Georganna Simpson gave the Case Law Update and the Dream Team Panel consisted of Ebony Rivon - Rivon Law Firm, PLLC, Sharon Corsentino - Sharon Corsentino Mediations, PLLC, Retired Senior Judge Lena Levario, Mellannise Henderson-Love - Mellannise Henderson-Love, PLLC. One of my take-a-ways is to never participate in a Zoom Mediation while driving! That will lead to an accident.

Good Evening Everyone.  Tomorrow (10/14/20) is the big day for the Joint CLE with the Dallas Bar Association's Family La...
10/13/2020

Good Evening Everyone. Tomorrow (10/14/20) is the big day for the Joint CLE with the Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. The event of the year will begin at noon and last until 1pm. I am looking forward to seeing everyone soon. Please contact Rob McAngus via email at [email protected] to register for the event. Thanks.

2020 DCDRC Volunteer of the Month and Spirit Award Winners that were not present for the Ceremony.  Please tell them con...
10/12/2020

2020 DCDRC Volunteer of the Month and Spirit Award Winners that were not present for the Ceremony. Please tell them congratulations when you see them. Thank you Award Winners.

Velda Eaton is the 2020 Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center's Volunteer of the Year!  Please wish her a well deserve...
10/12/2020

Velda Eaton is the 2020 Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center's Volunteer of the Year! Please wish her a well deserved congratulations for achieving this level of success two years in a row.

Congratulations to the 2020 Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) Award Winners and they are the following: Mi...
10/12/2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) Award Winners and they are the following: Mike Moore Esq., Sharon Harris, Tonya Ewing Esq., Robert Arnold, Arnold Lambert, Ryan Rash, Bill Masse, Lori Blair, Steve Flynn, Velda Eaton, and Carolyn Morris. A special thanks to our presenters Honorable Maricela Moore Presiding over the 162nd Civil District Court, Honorable Valencia Nash Presiding over Justice of the Peace Court 1-2, Ray Green Esq., DRSB Chair, and Lori Ann Bodino District Courts Administrator for their special remarks to our award winners and volunteers. Finally, I would like to give kudos to Irene Perez Zucker for coordinating the Zoom Awards Ceremony for the DCDRC.

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mr. Russell Haynes as the Volunteer of the Mo...
10/08/2020

The Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) would like to announce Mr. Russell Haynes as the Volunteer of the Month for September 2020. Russell is a great volunteer who is a joy to work with and is more than willing to help Dallas litigants resolve their disputes. On behalf of the staff here at the DCDRC, thank you for your time, commitment, and dedication to the DCDRC, the Dallas Courts, and the residents of Dallas County. This recognition will be on display in the DCDRC lobby for all to see. Congratulations!

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