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Office of Dispute Resolution

The Office of Dispute Resolution was created as part of the 1991 Dispute Resolution Act. Since the creation of the Office of Dispute Resolution over 80,000 people have been served statewide. 

Mediation is available in all 93 counties of Nebraska (see map for Mediation Centers' service region). The Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) partners with Nebraska's nonprofit mediation centers and the Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Office to provide mediation and dispute resolution to Nebraska's courts and citizens. Contact information including staff for the nonprofit mediation centers can be found here


Child Welfare Mediation and Collaborative Practices 
  • Find information on Mediation and collaborative practices in Child Welfare cases by visiting our Child Welfare Mediation page.
Fence Disputes
Parenting Mediation and Education
  • Looking for mediators who have been approved by the Office of Dispute Resolution to mediate parenting plans? Our Parenting Act Mediators listing will help.
  • Parenting and divorce as it relates to the Office of Dispute Resolution can be found on our Parenting and Divorce information page.
  • Interested in helping out? Get started by learning what it takes to become an approved Parenting Act Mediator.
  • Searching for Parenting Education Classes? A list of the education providers in Nebraska is where you can start.
  • Find your local, approved, non-profit mediation center for assistance with a parenting mediation on our Mediation Map and Contacts page.  To learn more about parenting plan mediations conducted at these centers see the Parenting Act Five Years in Review.
  • Already an approved Parenting Act mediator? Submit Continuing Mediator Education hours or complete a biennial report and guidelines on our online portal. Or read more about Parenting Act Mediators in Nebraska. If you missed the deadline to maintain an approved status and would like to reactivate, please submit the following form to the ODR Parenting Act Administrative Assistant. 

Additional Resources



Dispute Resolution & Special Court Programs
Nebraska State Court Administrator’s Office
State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509
402-471-2766; fax: 402-471-3071


This page was last modified on Tuesday, March 14, 2017