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Neighborhood Justice Center offering mediation by phone

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 16:50:14-04

The Neighborhood Justice Center (NJC) offers free mediation to Clark County landlords and tenants who have experienced rent collection or payment difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All landlords and tenants are encouraged to enter into payment plans pursuant to the Governor’s Emergency Directive 008 and Emergency Directive 025.

Landlords and tenants will benefit from mediating a plan to take away the uncertainty of handling rental arrangements and their future tenancy.

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An agreement between the parties will be created in mediation, ensuring the tenant the ability to stay in the residence and avoid eviction while also ensuring the landlord will be paid for rental payments that have fallen into default.

The NJC is also offering telephone mediation for small claims issues. If you have a pending small claims trial, you may mediate prior to your scheduled court date.

Both plaintiffs and defendants in small claims actions will benefit from mediation as it has the advantage of saving time and money and the ability to come to a mutually agreed-upon result, rather than having a court impose a resolution.

During the mediation, the mediator will guide the parties as they work together to create a mutually agreed-upon settlement. A settled agreement allows the parties to work out a solution that will minimize or alleviate the need for future legal action.

Either party may start the mediation process by downloading and submitting the Mediation Intake Form from the website or by calling 702-455-3898.

Once the Mediation Intake Form is received, each side will be contacted.

If both parties agree to mediate, a telephonic mediation will be scheduled.