Advanced Family Mediation: The Art of Using the TN Parenting Plan:
Sessions Offered: TBA
A 3-hour course for mediators, attorneys and other professionals who interact with divorcing and never-married parents relative to shared parenting in Tennessee. Participants will address the dynamics of “the split” and learn skillful use of the Tennessee Parenting Plan, including techniques for getting agreement, reality-testing and dealing with outside influences. 3.0 HOURS Approved CLE and CME
If you would like to enhance your knowledge of the TN Child Support Worksheet, join us for Part II: The Nuts and Bolts of the Child Support Worksheet.
This course is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.
The Nuts and Bolts of the Child Support Worksheet:
Sessions Offered: TBA
Attend in-person or remotely this course designed to enhance the practitioner’s use of the TN Child Support Worksheet. Participants will review updates to the child support guidelines and address scenarios that will help align all child support orders with changing family economics, improve the system for both parents and meet new federal requirements. 3.0 HOURS Approved CLE and CME
If you would like to enhance your skills working with the TN Parenting Plan, join us for Part I: Advanced Family Matters-The Art of Using the TN Parenting Plan. Details above.
Mediation and the Special Circumstance of Domestic Violence:
Participants will learn the dynamics of domestic violence, the basic skills to recognize abuser and victim behaviors and the techniques for dealing with issues of domestic violence in mediation and other professional settings. Participants will also examine the ethical and procedural implications of Tennessee law.
This course meets the TN Supreme Court Rule 31 12-hour requirement for Family Mediators who desire specialized listing in domestic violence. Approved CME: 6.25 Gen. Mediation / 1.0 Ethics / 3.0 Family Law / 1.75 Gen. Ed. | CLE: 10.75 Gen. / 1.50 Dual
40-hour General Civil Mediation: October 25-29, 2021
This fast-paced 40-hour executive semester teaches the basic skills and techniques for practicing and/or participating in general civil mediation. You will learn the fundamentals of mediation and mediation advocacy; the concepts of mediation law; and the standards of conduct and ethics under Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31. (Includes a Family to General Civil Cross-Over for Family mediators June 12-14.) Meets the requirements for TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Listing as well as the governing bodies for other states, as requested. Click here for more details on state requirements. (Includes a Family to Civil Cross-Over)
46-hour Family Mediation: October 25-29, 2021
This 46-hour comprehensive course teaches the knowledge and skills of to practice mediation relative to family and relationship conflict. Participants will learn mediation law and ethics as well as state rules, state statutes and local procedures and forms governing family mediation. Included are special ethical dilemmas arising in the family mediation context and the constraints attending the mediation of cases where a threat of domestic violence exists. Psychological issues in separation, divorce and family dynamics will be addressed in addition to issues concerning the needs of children in the context of divorce and family economics. Click here for more details on state requirements. (Includes a Civil to Family Cross-Over)
OTHER COURSES WE OFFER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
Mediation Law, Ethics and More: Review Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 and examine current case law and the ethical considerations in mediation relative to general civil and family matters. Participate will engage in the discussion of ethical dilemmas that occur in general civil and family mediation settings. Approved continuing education for attorneys and mediators and other professions as requested. Meets the 6-hour continuing education requirement for TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil and Family Mediators.
Can the Mediator “Snitch”?: Explore the basis for mediation confidentiality and the exceptions and the difficult ethical dilemmas faced by mediators in an effort to provide guidance as to “When Can the Mediator Snitch?” Real-world examples will be presented; ADR Commission Advisory Opinions will be considered and attendees will participate in interactive group discussion regarding future trends. Approved CME: 2.0 Ethics / 1.0 Gen. Mediation | CLE: .25 General / 2.75 Dual
Mediation Law and Ethics Update: This Seminar will explore the recent updates to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 and the basis for the changes. ADR Commission Advisory Opinions will be considered; and attendees will participate in interactive group discussion on ethical dilemmas that arise in the practice of mediation and mediation advocacy.
Ethics in Professional Practice: This 3-hour seminar is designed to address ethical dilemmas inherent in professional practice. Participants will be asked to examine real-world scenarios, consider competing ethical arguments in light of personal bias and come to well-reasoned practical decisions. Approved CME: 2.25 Ethics / .75 General Mediation | CLE: 3.0 Dual
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