Fall 2006 Civil and Family Mediation Training

Civil Mediation Training [2.5 Day] - October 18-20, 2006
Family Mediation Training [5 Day] - October 18-22, 2006

WULS: Anheuser Busch Hall Presented by Washington University School of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Program with assistance from U.S. Arbitration & Mediation, Midwest.

Join 10 experienced mediators and trainers for a highly interactive 2.5 day or 5 day training in civil mediation and family mediation. With a maximum enrollment of 60, participants are guaranteed multiple role play opportunities; extensive, one-on-one coaching and written evaluations of skill development. The Civil Mediation Training meets the requirements for inclusion on the Missouri State and Federal mediator certification lists (maintained by The Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Bar Association and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.  The Family Mediation Training meets the requirements for Missouri state family mediator certification.

Program Schedule

Days 1-5: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Morning, lunch and afternoon breaks. Lunch and snacks provided.) 


  • Training Faculty: Washington University School of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Program faculty and adjuncts, and experienced USAM mediators
  • Multiple Role Plays with One-on-One Coaching and Written Evaluations
  • Limited Class Size

Training Emphasis on the Following Mediation Skills and Issues:

  • Conflict Resolution Theories of Negotiation and Mediation
  • Strategies for Ethical Mediators and Attorney Advocates
  • Skills for Mediators and Attorney Advocates: Listening, questioning, reframing, uncovering interests and
    concerns, generating and prioritizing options, coming to agreement.
  • Mediation Process: Client preparation for mediation, 10 stages of mediation, confidentiality, neutrality, tools for overcoming impasse, and use of experts (e.g., attorneys, social workers, accountants).
  • Family Legal Issues: Family court rules and procedures, physical and legal custody, "best interests of the child," child support, property evaluation and division, and post-divorce modifications.
  • Family Dynamics: Child development, domestic violence, family dysfunction, the role of third parties (e.g., siblings, step-parents, grandparents), mental health and substance abuse, child neglect and abuse, supervised visitation/exchange, and community resources.

20.0 or 40.0 hours Missouri CLE Credit, including 1.0 Ethics Hours.  Social Work CEUs available.

This training meets the Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17 mediation education requirements for general civil mediators and Missouri Rule 88 for family mediators. Illinois participants should review the requirements of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 99 and local rules. Missouri and Illinois Social Work CEUs are available. 

Reduced price for government and non-profit agency attorneys, and members of the Mound City Bar and the Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis.

Contact Information:

If you have questions regarding the class or registration, please contact C.J. Larkin, Administrative Director, ADR Programs, at (314) 935-4125 or Dorothy Campbell, Trial and Advocacy Program Coordinator at (314) 935-7964.