SUCCESS YOU CAN’T DISPUTE

So you think that the only way to settle a quarrel is to roll up your shirt sleeves? Think again, and take a look at the results (tabulated from October 1983 through September 1984) of civil disputes settled by the Dispute Mediation Service of Dallas Inc.



Total inquiries… 3,900

Cases accepted…1,511

Annual projected case

goal…1,500

Cases closed…1,410

Mediated-agreement (bothparties present at mediation hearing)…53

Mediated-no agreement .. 6

Conciliated (mediator acts as go-between)…600

Not conciliated…116

Referred out…156

No-show…11

Others…468



Executive director Herb Cook says that the 4-year-old agency is a non-profit organization that receives its funding from the Dallas County Commissioners Court. There are 57 mediators on call. For information, call 821-4380.

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