Upstate Mediation Center Celebrates National Conflict Resolution Day

The Upstate Mediation Center celebrated National Conflict Resolution Day on October 20th with a reception at Greenville’s Historic Kilgore-Lewis House to honor volunteer mediators and funders.  At this years’ event, UMC Volunteer Leah Parisi was awarded for conducting the most mediations in 2016.  Other volunteers honored at the reception include: Evan Cantrell, Bernie Ferrone, Sean Scoopmire, Don […]

Community – Police Mediation Program Launched

Greenville, SC – The Upstate Mediation Center (UMC) and the Greenville Police Department and are launching a new Community – Police Mediation Program that is designed to provide an alternative forum for resolving certain types of citizen complaints. Through this program, specially-trained professional UMC mediators will guide citizens and police officers through a face-to-face facilitated discussion […]

UMC Lunch and Learn Program Features Judge Barry Knobel

Upstate Mediation Center welcomed former Family Court Judge Barry Knobelas the presenter for the June 19th UMC Lunch & Learn program. Over 35 UMC volunteers and interested individuals attended Judge Knobel’s presentation on “The Ultimate Oxymoron: Managing Emotions in Family Court Mediations.”Judge Knobel’s extensive experience from practicing Family Law in South Carolina for over 40 years led […]

Bernie Ferrone Honored by Upstate Mediation Center

Greenville, SC – At the 15th Anniversary celebration of the Upstate Mediation Center, Bernie Ferrone was honored for mediating the highest number of Family Court mediations. This was the second year he has received this distinction. The celebration was held in conjunction with National Mediation Week in October. During his twenty year real estate career, […]