Thursday, October 25, 2018

Sallisaw Woman Named Volunteer Mediator of the Year

Judge Elizabeth Brown presents Betsy Rutledge with a certificate recognizing her as the Volunteer Mediator of the Year for the Early Settlement East Mediation Program in Tahlequah.

Betsy Rutledge, of Sequoyah County, has been selected as Volunteer Mediator of the Year for the Early Settlement East Mediation Program, whose office is located in Tahlequah.

Rutledge was certified by the Oklahoma Supreme Court as a mediator in 2016 for all 77 counties of Oklahoma. Her qualifications of mediation include Small Claims and Civil Cases, Family and Divorce Cases, Consumer/Merchant and Landlord/Tenant Cases, and Real Estate Cases. On the average, Rutledge mediates 2.6 cases each time she goes to court. 

Early Settlement East Director, Stacey Stephens, called Rutledge a very loyal volunteer.

“She is loyal to her community and the program. Mediation and keeping the peace for families is Betsy’s passion,” Stephens said. “And Betsy loves the fact that Sequoyah and Adair County judges give families in court cases the opportunity to mediate.”

For more information on utilizing mediation or becoming a certified, volunteer mediator, contact the Early Settlement East office in Tahlequah at (918) 444-3008.



Pam Cloud, Managing News Director

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