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Become a JMP Community Mediator

Just Mediation Pittsburgh's community mediators are the heartbeat of our eviction mediation work. Responding to Allegheny County's eviction crisis, JMP receives referrals for housing disputes between landlords and tenants before an eviction is filed, hoping to resolve them outside of the court system. Community mediators are assigned as impartial, neutral third parties. A JMP mediator’s role is to help each party clarify their issues, find greater collective understanding, and create a legally binding mediation agreement that sets a clear path forward for both parties in lieu of a court judgement. Community mediators receive a stipend for the time they give to each mediation.

Already Trained Mediators

If you are a mediator who has already completed a 40 hour mediation training, and would like to mediate with Just Mediation Pittsburgh, please fill out the form below. JMP will facilitate a training for Already Trained Mediators on May 4, 2024 at 8:00am-5:00pm.  Lyss Sterling, JMP's Lead Mediator, will be in touch with you to discuss your application once it has been submitted. 

New Mediators

Just Mediation Pittsburgh offers training for community members who are interested in becoming a mediator. The training is 40 hours and is split over a multi-week period. JMP's next training for new mediators will be held in the Summer of 2024. If you would like to be considered for the new mediator training, please fill out the form below and JMP's Lead Mediator, Lyss Sterling, will be in touch to discuss your application. 

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