Our mission is to foster, provide and teach peaceful problem solving.


Northwest Mediation Center is a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation, authorized under RCW 7.75, The Court Improvement Act of 1984, for the purpose of providing alternative dispute resolution services without regard to a participant’s ability to pay, mediator training and certification, and conflict resolution education to the community.


NMC and its mediators abide by stringent standards for performance and ethics,

as set forth in the following:

  • Title 7.75 of the Revised Code of Washington – Dispute Resolution Centers;

  • Title 7.07 of the Revised Code of Washington – Uniform Mediation Act;

  • The Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (prepared by the American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, and Association for Conflict Resolution – adopted 2005);

  • Washington Mediation Association Standards of Practice for Mediators;

  • Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators – as amended 2009, by Resolution Washington; and

  • Minimum Standards for Certification of mediators – adopted 2011, by the membership of Resolution Washington, including training, practicum and continuing education requirements.