Mediating Civil Cases Training Workshop

23.0 MCLE hours, including 1.2 hour of Ethics
Limited Enrollment

Dates and Location

March 24-26,2014 (Mon.-Wed.) , UMKC School of Law
Kansas City, Missouri
Co-sponsored by KCMBA/UMKC

This 3-day general civil mediation training offers a foundation in conflict, negotiation and mediation theory and includes interactive role plays and tips on helping parties prepare for mediation. This program meets the requirements for court-maintained lists of approved mediators in Missouri state courts and the W. D. Federal Court.

The March training is co-sponsored by KCMBA/UMKC School of Law and the MU Law School and will be conducted by faculty of the MU Law School’s nationally-recognized Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. In addition, experienced mediators from the Kansas City area will coach the simulated mediations and give personalized feedback.

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).

Program Topics

  • Overview of alternative methods of resolving disputes
  • Stages and tasks in mediation
  • Communication and active listening skills
  • Negotiation, adjudication and the settlement mix
  • Conflict Theory
  • Court Rules
  • Ethical standards and issues
  • The mediator’s role
  • Legal issues in mediation
  • Confidentiality
  • Evaluative/Directive mediation
  • Uniform Mediation Act
  • Caucus
  • Breaking Deadlock

MU Faculty

Paul Ladehoff is Director of the LLM 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 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: 23.0 Missouri Continuing Legal Education hours, including 21.8 hours of general civil mediation training and 1.2 hour of Ethics. This 3-day general civil mediation training meets and exceeds regulatory requirements for training as a mediator within the State of Missouri and complies with guidelines for inclusion on the civil mediator lists maintained by The Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. CLE hours for other jurisdictions are available upon request.

Parking: A three 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: $900.00

Non-Profit/Government Rate: $750.00

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.