As one of my tasks for the board of the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston (MMCC), I have organized an advanced family law mediation training, which is set for August 24, 2012 at the Charleston School of Law.
This class will be taught by James C. Sarratt of the Mediation Center, Inc., and The Honorable Stephen S. Bartlett, a semi-retired family court judge. I believe it is the first advanced family law mediation training to be held in the Charleston area. The agenda is as follows:
9:00-9:15 Welcome, Introduction of Faculty
9:15-10:10 Attorney Preparation for Mediation/Dealing with difficult attorneys/Dealing with difficult parties/Maintaining Control without appearing controlling
10:45-12:00 Applying The Sales Method to Family Court Cases/Issue vs. Positional Negotiations in Custody Disputes/Ethics Issues/Being The Motivational Speaker
12:45- 1:00 Introduction of discussion group topics
1:00-1:45 Discussion group exercise/Common Issues faced by the mediator
2:45-3:30 Discussion group exercise/Common Issues faced by the mediator
The CLE qualifies for six hours of credit, including a half hour of ethics. It is only open to folks who have taken the beginning 40-hour family court mediation training. The cost is $250.00 for MMCC members and $300.00 for non-members. You can sign up online by going to the new MMCC website, click on Payments, and follow the simple steps.