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Family Law Mediation Workshop 2018

Meeting Rule 8’s training requirements for mediators

2180122P01
Monday, 1/8/2018 through Thursday, 1/11/2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
30 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Rule 8 of the Uniform Rules of Dispute Resolution provides system-wide standards for court-connected alternative dispute resolution services in Massachusetts. Rule 8’s guidelines establish training, evaluation, mentoring, and continuing education requirements for mediators, among others. Who needs Rule 8 training? Mediators, arbitrators, case evaluators, conciliators, neutrals for mini-trials and summary jury trials, and dispute intervenors. Without the training, you can’t be on the list. 

MCLE is pleased to present this four-day, thirty-hour workshop designed specifically for mediators with knowledge of basic divorce law.

Day 1: Monday, January 8th, 2018
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court (Ret.); Community Legal Aid, Worcester, Chair
9:00-9:30 a.m.
Introduction of Faculty, Seminar & Class
John A. Fiske, Esq., Healy, Fiske, Richmond & Matthew LLP, Cambridge
Justin L. Kelsey, Esq., Skylark Law & Mediation, PC, Framingham
Susan J. Matthew, Esq., Healy, Fiske, Richmond & Matthew LLP, Cambridge
Norman J. Sherman, Esq., Law Office of Norman J. Sherman, Swampscott
9:30-10:00 a.m.
Introduction to Mediation
What is Mediation?
Principles of Mediation
Recognizing Forms or “Styles” of Mediation
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Listening: the basic skill (exercise)
10:30-10:45 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Introduction to Four Basic Skills
Connect with each client
Non-verbal behavior
Impartial behavior (neutrality)
Open-ended questions
Asking Open-Ended Questions: the basic skill (exercise)
Demonstration Role Play: What should mediation look like?
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Role Play in small groups
(Report directly to assigned break-out room.)
2:30-3:00 p.m.
Group De-Brief
What did you learn from the role play?
What questions do you have?
What went well and what did you do?
3:00-3:15 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:15- 3:45 p.m.
Reframing: The Art of Saying What No One Wants to Hear
Brief Video and Exercise
3:45-5:00 p.m.
Fishbowl role plays with class participation, Debrief, Questions
Day 2: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Mediation with Children’s Issues
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Introduction
Julie E. Ginsburg, Esq.
Michael L. Leshin, Esq., Ginsburg & Leshin LLC, Wellesley
Review Day’s Agenda
Children as Fulcrum
Custody/Parenting Schedules
Child Support
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Psychological Aspects of Divorce
“Lecture”
Questions
Sheila F.G. Schwartz, LICSW, JD
Comments
Julie E. Ginsburg, Esq.
Rachel B. Goldman, Esq., Grindle Robinson LLP, Wellesley
Alexander D. Jones, Esq., Brick Sugarman Jones & McBrien LLP, Newton Upper Falls
Michael L. Leshin, Esq., Ginsburg & Leshin LLC, Wellesley
10:00-10:15 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
10:15-10:30 a.m.
Role Play and Discussion
Julie E. Ginsburg, Esq.
Rachel B. Goldman, Esq., Grindle Robinson LLP, Wellesley
Alexander D. Jones, Esq., Brick Sugarman Jones & McBrien LLP, Newton Upper Falls
Michael L. Leshin, Esq., Ginsburg & Leshin LLC, Wellesley
10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Role Plays in Break-out Groups
12:00-12:30 p.m.
Debrief Morning Role Play—Groups Reconvene
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Common Child Support Issues in Mediation of Children’s Issues
Discussion
Role Play Demonstration
Julie E. Ginsburg, Esq.
Rachel B. Goldman, Esq., Grindle Robinson LLP, Wellesley
Alexander D. Jones, Esq., Brick Sugarman Jones & McBrien LLP, Newton Upper Falls
Michael L. Leshin, Esq., Ginsburg & Leshin LLC, Wellesley
2:30-2:45 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
2:45-4:15 p.m.
Afternoon Role Plays in Break-out Groups
4:15-5:00 p.m.
Debrief Role Plays- Groups Reconvene
Scheduling conundrums which arise in mediation of a parenting plan
Wrap-up
Day 3: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
David A. Hoffman, Esq., Boston Law Collaborative LLC, Boston
Kate Fanger, Esq., Kate Fanger Mediation, Somerville
Michele A. Keratsis, Esq., Boston Law Collaborative LLC, Boston
Katherine Triantafillou, Esq., Attorney At Law + Mediator, Cambridge
Ellen Waldorf, Esq., Waldorf Mediation, Newtonville
8:30 – 9:15
How Can You Say That? The Mediator’s Toolbox
9:15 – 10:00
The Use of Caucusing in Mediation
10:00 – 10:15
Networking and Refreshment Break
10:15 – 12:15
Role Play
12:15 – 12:30
Debrief Role Play
12:30 – 1:30
Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 3:00
Legal and Ethical Issues in Mediation
3:00 – 3:15
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:15 – 4:00
Psychological Issues in Family Mediation
4:00 – 4:50
Diversity, Gender, and Cultural Issues in Mediation
4:50 – 5:00
Review and Questions
Day 4: Thursday, January 11, 2018
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court (Ret.); Community Legal Aid, Worcester, Chair
8:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Agreement Writing: Purposes, Pitfalls, Good Practice
Be clear and concise; state the intentions of the parties understandably and enforceably.
Hon. E. Chouteau Levine, Probate and Family Court, Comm. of MA; Levine Dispute Resolution Center LLC, Westwood
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
10:15 – 12:30 p.m.
Screening for Appropriateness of Mediation and Role Play
How the principles of mediation inform your decisions about what is appropriate and what is a challenge; when and how to terminate; how intake can prevent problems in mediation.
John A. Fiske, Esq., Healy, Fiske, Richmond & Matthew LLP, Cambridge
Fishbowl Exercise
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (provided) and Guest Speakers
Who Are You Now? The Thirty Hours that Changed Your Life
Timothy M. Linnehan, Esq., Trial Court, Executive Office, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Hon. David G. Sacks, Hampden Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1:30 – 2:30
Nuts and Bolts & Building Your Practice
Justin L. Kelsey, Esq., Skylark Law & Mediation, PC, Framingham
2:30 – 3:30
Listening Deeply to Your Client
David A. Kellem, Esq., David Kellem Law Group, PC, Hingham
3:30 -4:00 p.m
Post Training Resources
John A. Fiske, Esq., Healy, Fiske, Richmond & Matthew LLP, Cambridge
4:00 – 5:00 p.m
Debrief, Questions, Receipt of Certificate, Reception

Special Program Materials:

Table of Contents

Chair

Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court (Ret.); Community Legal Aid, Worcester

Faculty

Kate Fanger, Esq., Kate Fanger Mediation, Somerville
David A. Hoffman, Esq., Boston Law Collaborative LLC, Boston
David A. Kellem, Esq., David Kellem Law Group, PC, Hingham
Justin L. Kelsey, Esq., Skylark Law & Mediation, PC, Framingham
Michele A. Keratsis, Esq., Boston Law Collaborative LLC, Boston
Audrey J. Lee, Esq., Boston Law Collaborative LLC, Boston
Hon. E. Chouteau Levine, Probate and Family Court, Comm. of MA; Levine Dispute Resolution Center LLC, Westwood
Timothy M. Linnehan, Esq., Trial Court, Executive Office, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Susan J. Matthew, Esq., Healy, Fiske, Richmond & Matthew LLP, Cambridge
Sheila F.G. Schwartz, LICSW, JD, Needham
Norman J. Sherman, Esq., Law Office of Norman J. Sherman, Swampscott
Katherine Triantafillou, Esq., Attorney At Law + Mediator, Cambridge
Ellen Waldorf, Esq., Waldorf Mediation, Newtonville

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