Karen Lawrence

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Local Agencies Team Up for National Issues Forum on Immigration

HFairField Center, NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center, and the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County will host an active, participant-driven conversation on immigration on Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 9, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. The …

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FairField Center’s Tim Ruebke Provides FEMA ADR Services in Wake of Hurricane Florence

Deployed Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialists help resolve conflicts in disaster areas.  Tim Ruebke, Executive Director of Harrisonburg’s FairField Center recently returned from a 38-day stint as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialist assisting relief efforts in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. ADR Specialists are used to implement …

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Mediation Training Dates Announced

FairField offers the training for individuals and businesses seeking Virginia Supreme Court certification to mediate court cases. All FairField coursework and all trainers are certified by the Virginia Supreme Court. Trainees take short courses (4-20 hours each) and engage in observations and co-mediations in order to qualify for state exams. Trainees must have a bachelor’s …

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