An innovative model of dispute resolution achieving newfound success as a key alternative to expensive litigation. Benefits of mediation include greater control over outcomes, for those involved in the dispute, a faster resolution, and a less expensive process.


  • I have been a MTMA member for many years. I began serving as a Settlement Master for the 11th Judicial District Court in 1992 and found that I had a knack for it [mediation] and enjoyed it so much mor...


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  • Hey everyone! Please welcome Richard Mellon and Hilary Oitzinger Betson to our MtMA Board of Directors. Hilary and Richard were voted into the Board in May. We are all excited about our newest additio...

  • Our president, LaDawn Whiteside, recently interviewed Richard Mellon for a board position with MtMA. Follow the link below and use the following password to access.

  • Our president, LaDawn Whiteside, recently interviewed Hilary Oitzinger Betson for a board position with MtMA. Follow the link below and use the following password to access. Password c^24k#+M https://...


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Montana Mediation Association (MtMA) was established in 1998 to promote and facilitate mediation as a viable alternative to litigation. Founded upon principles of education, networking, best practices, and professional ethics, MtMA helps shape policy and legislation while promoting the value and relevance of mediation throughout Montana…read more.


Montana Mediation Association’s Certified Mediator designation (CM) is an acknowledged mark of expertise and professionalism. MtMA confers the highly esteemed CM designation only upon the successful completion of an extensive mediation curriculum and substantial experiential requirements.

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