|Mediation Training Institute Schedule||Date|
|40-hour General Civil Mediation|
|46-hour Family Mediation|
Through a grant with the grant contract with the State of Tennessee we are offering a 6-hour course for attorneys, mediators and other professionals who interact with divorcing and never-married parents relative to shared parenting in Tennessee. Learn about the dynamics of “the split” and skillful use of the Tennessee Parenting Plan, including techniques for getting agreement, reality-testing, determining child support and dealing with outside influences.
Private Dispute Resolution Services is open and available to serve your mediation needs. Our in-person training program will return in July. Check our continuing education schedule for Virtual Training opportunities.
To keep our staff and clients safe, we continue to practice social distancing and adhere to the recommended guidelines of local, state and national officials.
We look forward to working with you. Continue staying safe and well.
Hosted by Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw and Private Dispute Resolution Services, LLC. Join Judge Philyaw, Carol Berz, Andrea Cribben-Acosta, Barry Gold and other experts for a symposium that will broaden your awarenes of the impact of a negotiated Parenting Plan in Juvenile Court mattters. What are the advantages, the shortcomings and the ethical challenges.
Thursday, June 28, 9:00am – 12:15pm: “Professional’s Guide to theTN Parenting Plan” This 3–hour workshop will provide an overview of the dynamics of the “split”, the concept of shared parenting, the practical aspects of the “plan” and the impact of domestic violenece. Participants will learn skillful application of the parenting plan with regard to development, implementation and modification. (Approved CLE: 1.75 General Hrs / 1.25 Dual Hrs)
Thursday, June 28, 1:00pm – 4:15pm: “Ethics in Professional Practice” will address the ethical dilemmas inherent in professional practice in the Juvenile Court System. Participants will examine real-world scenarios, consider competing ethical arguments in light of personal bias and come to well-reasoned practical decisions. (Approved CLE: 3.0 Dual)
Friday, June 29, 9:00am – 12:15pm: “In the Best Interest of Children” A panel discussion of the advantages and shortcomings of a negotiated Parenting Plan in Juvenile Court matters from the view of a judge, an attorney and a mediator.
These courses are provided for educational purposes only and not intended to be legal advice.
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Tennesseans will be able to get free legal help online or in person at clinics near them. There will also be legal educational events across the state. The events will kick-off in the beginning of April and continue throughout the month.
Attorneys have the opportunity to volunteer their time to assist disadvantaged Tennesseans at pro bono legal advice clinics and public service events all across the state.
The primary goal of the public awareness campaign is to bring attention to the on-going need for free and low cost civil legal services in Tennessee and highlight the groups that provide these services to disadvantaged Tennesseans. For More Information, click HERE.
PDRS will offer a free TN Parenting Plan Clinic for professionals working with divorcing and never-married parents on April 13 and a TN Parenting Plan Clinic for divorcing and never-married parents on April 14. Pre-registration is required. Contact us for more details.
Help4TNDay is a program joint effort by the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, the Administrative Office of the Courts, Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, and the Tennessee Bar Association. For full details about the Access to Justice Program, click HERE