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Serving Cleveland and McClain Counties

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.

Services Offered

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

  • Small Claims

  • Civil

  • Divorce and Child Custody

  • Guardianship

  • Parent/School (IDEA)

  • Child Permanancy

  • Adult Guardianship

  • Family Disputes, including Probate

  • Consumer/Merchant

  • Landlord/Tenant

Interested in Mediation - Not Located in the 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 link below for more information on the Early Settlement Program office in your area.

How Much will Mediation Cost?

There is no cost to use Early Settlement's Mediation services for cases filed in court.  For cases that have not been filed by the court the initiating and responding party must each pay a $5.00 fee.  Fee waivers are available upon request.

Office Location


The Early Settlement Central Office is located in the Cleveland County Courthouse at 201 South Jones Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma 73069.  Offices are on the second floor: Rooms 225 and 226 West. 

Visit the link below for google map to our office location in Norman.

Mediation Training


                    March or April of 2019

                            Norman OK

Training dates are available several times throughout the year.  Those interested in attending training can complete an application.

Connect with Us

Have questions regarding scheduling a mediation or about becoming a volunteer mediator?





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Becoming a Mediator

If you are interested in volunteering your time to make your community and surrounding area a 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.

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