What is Mediation
Mediation is a process that brings people together to clarify issues, discuss options and, if possible, reach an agreement. It is an alternative to non-resolution or costly legal measures.
Mediation is voluntary and confidential. If an agreement is not reached, people can still take their case to court if they wish.
Art in Bloom 2015
June 14 and 15
For the third year, Chestertown RiverArts and Community Mediation Upper Shore have joined together to produce “Art in Bloom,” a celebration of the art of floral design. This June 14 and 15, the RiverArts Galleries will be full of floral arrangements inspired by the artworks exhibited in RiverArts’ June exhibition, The Artist’s Touch, a judged show of paintings and sculpture.
On Sunday, June 14, from 4-7 p.m. all are invited to a Private Reception to view the floral arrangements and artwork while enjoying gourmet hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and a silent auction.
Learn more and purchase your tickets now.
Mediators assist individuals with a wide range of issues, including family and neighborhood conflicts, landlord-tenant issues, group and organizational conflicts and court referrals.
To request services call at 410-810-9188 or use this form and we will contact you.
Hear our Executive Director Penni Doyle and Intake Coordinator John Queen on the WCTR radio show HOYA Paranoia Hour broadcast on April 23
Who We Serve
Through various grants CMUS services are available at no cost to participants. Many CMUS cases are referred from the District or Circuit Court; many others are referred by agencies, churches, etc.; even more people come to CMUS after hearing about CMUS from a friend or colleague.
Please consider a tax deductible donation before the end of the year
CMUS' volunteer training program represents a unique opportunity for volunteers to obtain hands on experience and skills in mediation. Our volunteer mediators work directly with people in disputes; easing tensions, establishing trust, and helping the participants find solutions.
There are other ways to volunteer as well, such as outreach, marketing, helping out in the office, assisting with events and fundraising. Call 410-810-9188 or fill out this online form.
Case Study - Business Dispute
A local business owner was having difficulty with the firm hired to build the business’ website. The conflict escalated to the point that the business owner started withholding payment causing the website designer to remove the business’ website from the internet. The business owner saw a flyer about CMUS at a local store and called to find out more information. Through this informational conversation, CMUS was asked to reach out to the website designer to request settling their differences through mediation. During mediation, these two business owners were able to come to an agreement regarding payment, website restoration and lessons for site management.