The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center/APADRC has training opportunities.
Date: February 16, 17 and 18, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost: $800; Early Bird Special – $700 if you register before December 15, 2011 Location: Downtown Los Angeles – Specific location to be determined Trainer: Forrest Mosten
This intensive three-day training will provide attendees with an opportunity to acquire necessary skills and knowledge to conduct divorce mediation. Attendees will learn how to assist couples in resolving issues such as child custody, child and spousal support, and property division. Cultural aspects of divorce will also be addressed. We hope that this training will help attendees increase their cultural awareness in providing divorce mediation services to the increasingly diverse communities of this country.
• A certificate will be issued upon completion of the training.
• MCLE and Continuing Education credits for social workers and marriage-child therapists will be offered.
About the Trainer:
Forrest “Woody” Mosten is highly regarded as a master mediation trainer and has been honored by numerous organizations including the American Bar Association. He is the author of several best-seller books on mediation, and a popular presenter at mediation and law conferences around the world. To learn more about Mr. Mosten, please visit www.mostenmediation.com.
The Central District of California implemented the new ADR General Order, as of December 1, 2011. The court recently sent a summary of the changes to all mediation panel members. (Note the change in terminology from Settlement Officer Panel to Mediation Panel.) This is a reminder to panel members and anyone else using the federal court’s ADR services to start using the revised forms, which are now available online on the Central District website.
Mediation and Dispute Resolution Professional Certificate Program
The study and use of alternative dispute resolution processes has increased rapidly over the past two decades in the public and private sector. Litigants filing court cases are turning frequently to mediation and arbitration as a less formal, cost-effective means to resolve problems. Organizations are using mediation to improve working relationships, cut legal costs, and increase productivity. Mediation allows the parties to discuss the issues and create their own agreements in a confidential setting, with or without attorneys.
The Mediation and Dispute Resolution Professional Certificate Program is designed for people who are seeking or contemplating a career in dispute resolution, to improve their communication skills for personal growth, as well as for those wanting to enhance their knowledge and practice of dispute resolution processes. The curriculum merges theory and practical application to offer a solid educational experience.
It is recommended that students begin with The Nature of Conflict and Dispute Resolution and the Legal Process. Read more