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Small Claims & Landlord-Tenant Mediation

Landlord Tenant Cases

In Coos and Curry County, initial appearances will be held remotely (telephonic or video). Landlords will receive instructions for remote appearance at the time of filing. Landlords will serve that form with the complaint and summons to the tenant. All parties should connect to the remote hearing by phone or video at their scheduled date/time. Failure of either party to attend the initial appearance may result in default judgment or dismissal. 

In Coos County the Mediation Program for Landlord Tenant cases is conducted by Common Ground Mediation. At the first appearance, parties will be offered the opportunity voluntarily participate in meditation through remote mediation offered by CGM over the next six days. If mediation is elected by both parties, they will be provided information to contact CGM to schedule their remote mediation. At the conclusion of the first appearance, parties will be given their trial date. If a mediated agreement is not reached and filed with the court within 24 hours of that date their case will proceed to a court trial which may be held by remote means. Once a mediated agreement is received by the court the scheduled hearing will be canceled. Failure of either party to attend the trial may result in default judgment or dismissal. 

Currently, Curry County is unable to offer mediation services for Landlord Tenant Matters. 

Common Ground Mediation can be reached at: 541.751.9666.

Small Claims

In Coos and Curry County, hearings are scheduled in person unless remote (telephonic or video) is requested by the parties or ordered by the court. If the matter is scheduled remotely the parties will receive instructions for their remote appearance. In Coos County, parties are provided with information on how they can access and participate in remote mediation services by mail along with the hearing notice. 

Currently, Curry County is unable to offer mediation service for Small Claims matters. At the time of the hearing in Coos County parties will be provided another opportunity to participate in remote mediation. If the parties choose to mediate, the proceeding will be reset to a future date. If the parties, choose not to mediate in Coos County at this hearing the matter will proceed to a court trial. 

If meditation occurs and an agreement is reached, the mediator will obtain signatures from all parties and forward the confidentiality agreement and mediated agreement to the court by email at least 24 hours in advance of the final hearing date. Common Ground Mediation will make the mediated agreement submitted to the court available to both parties. If mediation occurs and no agreement is reached the case will proceed as set with a court trial. 

Common Ground Mediation can be reached at: 541.751.9666.


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