Family Mediation is an intensive 40-hour course with a mandatory prerequisite of having completed Mediation training, experience is not a substitute. The focus of skills development will be on the mediation of parenting, support and property issues in family court cases. Simulations of family mediations will be the primary training tools. Classroom focus will be on analysis of the mediation process and psychological issues of parenting and divorce in the context of New Mexico's legal structure.
- Negotiating and communication skills
- Conflict and conciliation
- Mediating relationship issues
- Mediating child related issues
- Barriers to resolution/impasse techniques
- Domestic violence awareness
- New Mexico child support guidelines
- Mediation and property
- Ethical issues
Class materials include a workbook describing the stages of mediation; mediation skills and ethical standards; forms for mediation practice; information on networking; building a practice; professional associations and a bibliography.
The cost for the course is $995 ($1095 late registration), which includes registration of reportable MCLE credits, workbook, parking and light refreshments. Payment can be made at the Registration page by credit card. Class sizes are limited.
If a cancellation is received more than two weeks before the training, your tuition will be refunded, minus a processing fee of $50. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks before the training, course administrators reserve the right to retain already-paid tuition if the space cannot be filled. If the space can be filled, tuition will be refunded, minus the $50 processing fee. If the training cannot be completed due to illness or family emergency, the student will forfeit all tuition paid; no partial refunds will be made. In this case, administrators will work with the student to provide a subsequent training at no charge, subject to available space.
For legal professionals, this mediation training is certified for 30 MCLE credits (28 general, 2 ethics/professionalism). A total of 40 hours of classroom credit may allow lawyers to seek mediation certification in those states which require certification.