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-------------------------------------- Janet E. Mitchell --------------------------------------
Janet E. Mitchell, J. D., Midwest Mediation Center, provides mediation services and training. She has served as a mediator in Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 1986, and has mediated over 1,100 disputes, focusing on interpersonal conflict. She also provides training courses certified by the Indiana Supreme Court, teaching both basic and advanced mediation skills.
Janet is a mediation pioneer. She worked with Indiana's judiciary and bar associations to establish mediation in the court system. Janet is an Advanced Practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and co-chaired the state bar's first mediation ethics committee. In 2004, she co-founded www.EldercareMediators.com, a national mediator referral web site, to honor elders and their families. She also co-founded a number of other organizations, including the Church of the Brethren's Ministry of Reconciliation and Fort Wayne's Common Ground Community Dispute Resolution Center.
Janet is on the Indiana Supreme Court's Registry of Civil Mediators and Registry of Domestic Relations Mediators, the Indiana Association of Mediator's Directory, the Mediation Practitioner Network for the Mennonite Central Committee, and the Practitioner Network of the Church of the Brethren's Ministry of Reconciliation (Educator/Facilitator/Intervener). She serves as a United States Postal Service REDRESS Mediator, mediates Americans with Disabilities Act cases for the Department of Justice, and mediates employment disputes involving air marshals and screeners for the Transportation Security Administration. She mediates special education disputes for the Indiana Department of Education, vocational rehabilitation disputes, and Medicare disputes for Health Care Excel. She serves on the following mediation panels as well: EldercareMediators.com, CLC Incorporated, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services International, Indiana Association of Mediators, Lacefield Mediation Network, Construction Dispute Resolution Services Mediator, and Northern Indiana Federal District Court Bankruptcy Mediator Panel.
Janet received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Political Science, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. She has been a licensed Indiana lawyer since 1976, and authored the mediation ethics chapter for the Indiana Dispute Resolution Manual.