Upcoming Seminars

2015 SEMINARS

 

Advanced Mediation Training Seminar – 20 Hours of Training

March 26-27, 2015 – Thursday & Friday (20 hours) – This training fulfills the requirements of La R.S. 9:334(D), the family mediation qualifications statute, which states, “D.  A dispute mediator initially qualified under the provisions of this Subpart shall, in order to remain qualified, complete a minimum of twenty hours of clinical education in dispute mediation every two calendar years.

This seminar also fulfills the requirements of La. R.S. 9:4106(B), the civil mediation qualifications statute, which states,  In order to maintain a listing in the approved [civil ] register of qualified mediators, a mediator must be willing to accept two annual pro bono appointments and participate in ten hours of training in alternative dispute resolutions in a continuing education course approved by the MCLE Committee or the ADR Section every two years.

Civil  Mediation Training Seminar – 40  Hours of Training

October 7, 8, 9, 2015 – in New Orleans.

La. R.S. 9:4106(A) – Qualifications of mediators – states:

A.  To qualify for appointment as a mediator under this Chapter:

(1)(a)  A person must have completed a minimum of forty classroom hours of training in mediation in a course conducted by an individual or organization approved by the MCLE Committee or the ADR Section and must be licensed to practice law in any state for not less than five years.  Any previous mediation training approved by the MCLE Committee can be used to satisfy the requirements of this Section; or

(b)  A person, whether or not licensed to practice law, must have completed a minimum of forty classroom hours of training in mediation in a course conducted by an organization or individual approved by the MCLE Committee or the ADR Section, and must have mediated more than twenty-five disputes or must have engaged in more than five hundred hours of dispute resolutions.  The ADR Section shall determine the proper method by which to certify the requirements hereof.

(2)  A person must have served as a Louisiana district, appellate, or supreme court judge for at least ten years and no longer be serving as a judge.

Civil  Mediation Training Seminar – 10  Hours of Training

Available Now – Online on your Computer, Ipad, Ipod, tablet computer, or handheld device.

La. R.S. 9:4106(B) – Qualifications of Mediators requires civil mediators to obtain ten hours of mediation training every two years. The statute states:
In order to maintain a listing in the approved register of qualified mediators, a mediator must be willing to accept two annual pro bono appointments and participate in ten hours of training in alternative dispute resolutions in a continuing education course approved by the MCLE Committee or the ADR Section every two years. All ten hours have been approved by the ADR Section and four hours have been approved for MCLE credit, the total number of online hours available.

The following ten hours are available online:

1. The Growth of ADR Processes
2. Family Mediation Process I – first hour
3. Family Mediation Process II – second hour
4. Overview of Louisiana Mediation Laws – 1st hour
5. Overview of Louisiana Mediation Laws – 2d hour
6. Professionalism in Mediations
7. Negotiation Principles I
8. Negotiation Principles 2
9. Ethics in Mediations
10.Marketing a Mediation Practice, Insurance, and Setting Up Office
11. Mediating With Lawyers.

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Upcoming Mediation Training Seminars

We offer mediation training seminars throughout the year. If a program of interest to you is not advertised, please contact us about your interest in a particular program, and we will contact you when the next program is scheduled.