Advanced Family Mediation: The Art of Using the Parenting Plan: Whether you are experienced or just getting started, you will gain a better understanding of the TN Parenting Plan as a tool for inspiring useful dialogue in family mediation and other professional shared-parenting matters and acquire new techniques for its development, implementation and modification. Approved CLE (1.75 General / 1.25 Dual) Approved CME (3.0 Family Law or 1.75 General Mediation / .25 Ethics / 1.0 Family Law)
November 6, 2020 Register HERE
December 18, 2020 Register HERE
The Nuts and Bolts of the Child Support Worksheet: This course is 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.
November 6, 2020 Register HERE
December 4, 2020 Register HERE
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.
December 11, 2020
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
December 16-17, 2020
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
December 18, 2020
40-hour General Civil Mediation: 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.
February 8-12, 2021 (includes a Family to Civil Cross-Over)
46-hour Family Mediation: 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.
February 8-12, 2021 (includes a Civil to Family Cross-Over)
OTHER COURSES WE OFFER DURING THE YEAR:
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.
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