Mediation Training for Domestic Relations

30.0 MCLE hours, including at least 1.2 hour of Ethics
Limited Enrollment

Dates and Location

June 10-13, 2014 (Tues.-Fri.) , MU School of Law
Columbia, Missouri

This 4-day Domestic Relations Mediation Training offers a foundation in conflict, negotiation and mediation theory as well as matters pertaining to domestic relations.  Specific topics include parenting plans, property, income and debt division, family dynamics, and domestic violence.  The training will be conducted by Jim Levin and Paul Ladehoff, members of the MU Law School’s nationally recognized Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and Rachael Kennedy, a Boone County family law attorney and mediator. The training qualifies participants to be court appointed mediators pursuant to Rule 88.  Participants will earn 30 MCLE hours including at least 1.2 hours of ethics.

Online Registration Form. You may also print and fax the registration form to (573) 882-3343.

Program Agenda

Registration is at 8:30, and instruction begins at 9:00 and adjourns at 4:30 each day.

There will be a 15-minute break during the morning and the afternoon and an hour lunch break (included in the tuition).

MU Faculty

Paul Ladehoff is director of the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution program at the University of Missouri School of Law and director of the MU Campus Mediation Service. Paul teaches Mediation at the Law School and Group Dynamics and Conflict Resolution for MU’s Truman School of Public Affairs. He previously served as training coordinator for the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and was a project leader of MU’s Difficult Dialogues program. Paul graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska College of Law, served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and directed several community-based mediation centers in Nebraska.

James H. Levin is the associate director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and an adjunct associate professor of law. Levin joined the Center in 1995 after serving six years as the executive director of the Dispute Resolution Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. After receiving his J.D. in 1986 from Northeastern University, he clerked for a federal district court judge in Minnesota. He is an experienced practitioner having mediated thousands of cases. He has also provided training to federal, state and municipal agencies, state and national associations, attorneys, and community volunteers. Levin has served as co-director of the MU South Africa Summer Abroad Program since its inception in 2003. From 2001 -2006, Levin was a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on ADR Services in Domestic Relations Cases. He was a founding member of the National Association for Community Mediation and served on its Board of Directors from 1994 to 1998.

General Information

MCLE: This 4-day Domestic Relations Mediation Training offers a foundation in conflict, negotiation and mediation theory as well as matters pertaining to domestic relations.  Specific topics include parenting plans, property, income and debt division, family dynamics, and domestic violence.  The training will be conducted by Jim Levin and Paul Ladehoff, members of the MU Law School’s nationally recognized Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and Rachael Kennedy, a Boone County family law attorney and mediator. The training qualifies participants to be court appointed mediators pursuant to Rule 88.  Participants will earn 30 MCLE hours including at least 1.2 hours of ethics.

Parking: A four-day parking pass will be provided.

If something comes up and you can’t attend, you must call our office at least 24 hours prior to the training to receive a refund, less a processing fee. You may send another person to take your place at the seminar. There will be no refunds for “no shows.”

If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify us at (573) 8825-969 at least one week prior to the program.

Registration: $1,200.00

Non-Profit/Government Rate: $950.00

Tuition includes instruction, materials, parking, lunches and break time refreshments.

Online Registration Form You may also print and fax the registration form to (573) 882-3343.

Questions? Please call Laura Coleman at (573) 882-5969.