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Early Settlement Mediation - East Central Program

Funded by the Administrative Office of the Courts - In Partnership with East Central University

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Early Settlement Mediation - East Central

        Serving Garvin, Grady, Hughes, McClain, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, and Seminole Counties in Oklahoma

Providing all citizens of Oklahoma with convenient access to fair, effective, inexpensive and expeditious dispute resolution proceedings. Early Settlement operates under the authority of the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution Act 12 O.S. 1801 et seq. and according to
the Rules and Procedures for the Dispute Resolution Act.

PLEASE BE AWARE:  The contents of this web site are for informational purposes only and should not be viewed as legal advice.  Early Settlement is a mediation service provided by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma and is not a law office.


Early Settlement Office Location


The Early Settlement - East Central Office is located in Room 304 of Fentem Hall on the campus of East Central University.


For a printable map showing the office location on campus, click the link below.


ECU Printable Map


The Partnership between Early Settlement Mediation and

East Central University was established in 1991.



Interested in Mediation - 
Not Located in the East Central 
Program Area?
Early Settlement offices are located throughout the state of Oklahoma and provide mediation services to every county within the state. 
Click the above link for more information on the Early Settlement Program office in your area.

Be Part of the Peacemaking - 
 Become a Mediator
If you are interested in volunteering your time to make your community and surrounding area more peaceful place, we are interested in hearing from you!
Early Settlement trains people all around Oklahoma to become mediators within  their own communities.  Our mediators receive outstanding training, along with the mentorship necessary to become competent and successful mediators.
Early Settlement mediators are certified through the Supreme Court of Oklahoma.  If you are interested in becoming a mediator Please visit the Volunteer Information portion of this website, or Contact Us for more information.
         How Much Will Mediation Cost?



There is no cost to use Early  Settlement's Mediation services for cases filed in court.  For unfiled cases the initiating and responding party must each pay a $5.00 fee.  Fee waivers are available upon request. 




                    Services Offered
Early Settlement provides mediation services for the following types of issues:

  • Small Claims
  •  Civil
  • Divorce and Child Custody
  • Guardianship
  • Parent/School (IDEA)
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Child Permanency
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Family Disputes including Probate
  • Consumer/Merchant
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Community
  • Neighbors 


For More Information Contact Us

Early Settlement - East Central   
Program Director: Kathy King
Office Manager: Kelly Dickey
Phone: (580)559-5674
Toll Free Phone: (888)508-5674
Fax: (580)559-5816

Mailing Address:
East Central University, Box E-3
Ada, OK 74820