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.
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.
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