Welcome to DRI Online
Mediation is a way of resolving disputes. Through mediation, people with a disagreement or problem talk about it, try to think of possible solutions, discuss how and whether the solutions would work, and try to reach an agreement. They do this with the help of the mediator who keeps them on task and encourages them to speak honestly and respectfully with each other.
The members of the Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI) are professionals who are trained mediators and who share the common goal of providing mediation services, promoting ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), and providing ongoing in-service and skill development.
If you have been directed by a First Judicial Circuit Judge to complete mediation, or you are considering mediation, this website will address many common questions.
This site will help you locate a mediator in the First Judicial Circuit (counties of Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, Pope, Saline, Williamson, and Union) and direct you to other sources for mediators in other counties.
If you would like to join DRI or learn more about it, this site will help you do that as well.
For more information, contact us at:
P.O. Box 1136, Carbondale, IL 62903