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Temple McLean
Temple McLean

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Temple McLean

Founder of Billings Mediation Center and Conflict Resilience Project at Yellowstone County Justice Court.
Former Board Member of Montana Mediation Association (MtMA).
Certified additionally in family mediation and eldercare mediation issues within and outside of elder living facilities.
Certified Mediator Trainer and CDP-I Assessment Practitioner
Colson Fellow

ADR Experience

Over eight years of mediation experience complementary to family law, which experience is supplemental to a former role as Guidelines Coordinator for the State of Montana Child Support Services Division (CSSD).

Extensive paralegal background with family law and child support in Montana

Volunteer Justice Court mediator and Founder/mentor Conflict Resilience Project / Billings Mediation Center


Foundation of facilitative style mediation with very practical application from decades of paralegal experience.


Bachelor of Science in Legal Administration and
minor in paralegal studies (1992)

Paralegal Certificate (Paralegal Institute Paralegal Studies) (1987)

Colson Fellow 2023

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Adult Family
  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Automotive
  • Civil (general)
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Parent-Teen
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Special Education
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Parenting Coordinator



Fees and Provisos

$65 per hour per party for mediation other than family issues;
$125 per hour per party for family mediation

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Montana Mediators Family Training
  • Montana Mediators Fundamentals of Mediation
  • Clare Fowler Basic Mediation Training
  • Robert Collins Advanced Divorce Mediation Training
  • James Melamed Divorce Agreement
  • Certified Workplace Mediator and Trainer (CMT) in Conflict Resolution (Mediation Training Institute (Eckerd College))
  • NACM 40-Hour Business, Family & Divorce Mediation Training Program
  • Family Dispute Resolution Training

Professional Associations

  • Montana Mediation Association (MTMA)
  • National Association of Certified Mediators (NACM)
  • National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM)


  • Available Upon Request