40 Hour Family and Divorce Mediation Training – Spring 2023
Mediation is designed to resolve differences both in and out of the courts, and requires a very different mindset than courtroom litigation. Join us for this Master Series program that focuses solely on family and divorce cases and trains practitioners to resolve these type of conflicts in a non-adversarial, non-confrontational manner.
The program is offered in-person over an intensive five-day, 40 hour course. The training covers the following topics to meet the standard requirements to serve as a family mediator in Illinois: conflict resolution skills; mediation process, skills, and techniques; ethics and professional responsibility requirements of mediators; family law; mediating property, support, and maintenance issues; psychological impact of family conflict, separation, and dissolution on parents, children, and other participants; issues and needs of children in family conflict, separation, and dissolution, including considerations on child development and participation of children in mediation; impact of culture and diversity on family conflicts; screening for and addressing domestic/family violence, child abuse/neglect, substance abuse, and mental health concerns. The program is taught by Case Ellis, Missy Greathouse, and Jerald Kessler – nationally recognized mediators, authors, educators, and full-time alternative dispute resolution practitioners.
Live Webcast via Zoom
(A link to the Zoom classroom will be emailed to registrants.)
Each Wednesday from March 22, 2023 to June 21, 2023
3:00 – 6:15 p.m. each session
(Please Note: There will be no class on April 5, 2023, for Spring Break. Also, the last two sessions in this 13-part series will add an additional 30 minutes.)
40 hours MCLE credit, including 40.0* hours Professional, Civility, and Legal Ethics credit (subject to approval)