Improving Mediation and Trial Process in Small Claims Court

I drafted a law to improve mediation and trial in small claims courts.  One of the proposals is to allow one spouse to appear for both (so the other can work or take care of the kids).  It passed Oregon’s House 59-0.

The Senate Judiciary Committee hears the bill (HB 2734-A) on May 16th.

If anyone wants to submit testimony in favor, the place to E-mail is: sjud.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov

Thank you!

Jeff Merrick, Mediator and Attorney

Jeff Merrick