The South Carolina Supreme Court mandated the mediation of all civil jury cases in Greenville County Magistrate’s Court. The UMC manages this program by providing trained, volunteer civil mediators for all such cases at the courthouse on a regular basis. A UMC staff member prepares the files, forms and administers to the docket on mediation days. The program is very successful as the UMC is credited with resolving over 80% of the cases mediated by its volunteers.
Most of the Magistrate Court mediators are experienced attorneys or retired judges who have completed a Court-approved formal mediation training program or have met the training and experience requirements as set for by the Court. The process is free to parties involved in the litigation.