Summer Seminar: Mediation Training

Jul 14, 2017 08:00am -
Jul 15, 2017 04:30pm

Event Description


Mediation Certification 2 day Training


Friday July 14, 2017 – Saturday July 15, 2017


Earn 13 Hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) including 2 Hours of Ethics!

Mediation Training includes Electronic Materials, Breakfast, Lunch and PM Snack (both days) and certificate of completion for Mediation Training.


This 2 day hands on mediation workshop is ideal for those of you who took the first mediation training and want to hone your skills, but also perfect for those of you who want to explore how to grow your business by adding Divorce Mediation to your menu of services. You will gain practical knowledge and develop new skills as you work in small groups to integrate what you are learning. And YES!  Laura McGee J.D. is back. Laura has over 300 hours of training as a mediator, facilitates over 50 mediations a year, and she trains, and mentors those who want to grow their practice to become mediators.  



Opening Speaker:

Family Law Judge Mark Juhas



Mediation Models and How to Integrate Mediation with your LDA Practice

Ethical Issues You Must Address as an LDA and Mediator

Mediation Confidentiality and its value to your clients

Neutrality Explained and Explored

Managing your bias as Mediator


Breaking Down the Mediation Process:

How to get hired as a Mediator

5 Phases of Mediation and when and how to move to the next phases

Your Mediation Contract: Is it solid?

Use of a “Topics List” to define the issues the parties’ must address before they are done

Role Play of Phase One of the Mediation Process


Information gathering

Who will do the disclosures?

Efficient methods for obtaining disclosure

Use of experts and when to insist

What to do if you suspect clients are not operating with full disclosure?


Facilitating the Client’s Negotiations

How to teach your clients how to make and respond to proposals

How to give Information v. Advice

Managing the emotionally charged environment

More ethical considerations

Mock Mediation Session #1: Parent Planning


Keeping the Process in Motion

What to do with a client who is using mediation to drag out the process

How to build consensus from one mediation session to the next

Helping clients to get what they want even if it’s not what a court would do

Mock Mediation Session #2: Allocating Assets (Each group with have the same facts and each group will same what deal they helped broker so we can see all the possible deals that were made)


Unusual “assets”

Don’t forget the “Grey Divorce” may have special considerations such as:

Allocation of who will get to use the prop 60/90

Social Security Benefits

Community paid for life insurance, even if it’s term

Community paid for disability


Mediating the Subjective: Long Term Spousal Support

Tools for helping clients come up with their own long term spousal support number

What to do about: duration, new romantic partners, proof receiving spouse is making best efforts to work, illness, retirement, adult children who live at home while in school, and other complex issues

Mock Mediation #3: Long Term Spousal Support (Each group with have the same facts and each group will same what deal they helped broker so we can see all the possible deals that were made)


Finalizing the Process

Drafting the MSA: Template or not?

QDRO’s and Retirement Plans: Making sure your MSA has sufficient instructions

Legal and Ethical issues: Does your MSA also protect you?

Independent Attorney Review

What to keep what to shred?

Closing letter to clients

Getting a testimonial


Marketing Yourself as Mediator

Tips and tools for cost-effective marketing

Building your network of reliable professionals

What and how to bill for your services: A La Carte v. Flat Fee


Closing remarks and Evaluations

Event Type:Event
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Apr 03, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Apr 04, 2017 and ends on Jun 30, 2017.
Late registration starts on Jul 01, 2017.
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Mediator Training
Member Fee: $375.00$375.00$400.00
Non-Member Fee: $425.00$425.00$450.00