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Family Law Mediation Fundamentals

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The second of 4 NEW courses in CLEBC's revamped Family DR curriculum!

Wednesday to Friday, December 7 to 9, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EACH DAY  Note late end times!
Vancouver School of Music
843 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Limited Enrolment. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Who should attend: All those wishing to enhance their mediation skills and understanding; this course is essential for new family mediators.

Learning level: Fundamental/Intermediate

The second course in CLEBC's new Family Law Mediation curriculum, this course will give you a better understanding of the nature and source of conflict in the context of family dispute resolution and the role and objectives of a mediator. During the three days, you will analyze mediation theories, review the stages of mediation, learn about family dynamics and screening for family violence, and practice communication skills essential to an effective mediation. For those wishing to become Family Law Mediators under the Family Law Act, this is the second of four courses in our 80-hour curriculum.

At this course you will...

  • enhance your understanding of the nature and source of conflict in the context of family dispute resolution
  • understand the role and objectives of a mediator
  • analyze the various mediation theories, including interest vs. rights based, facilitative, narrative, and transformative theories
  • review the stages of mediation
  • receive an introduction to family dynamics and the necessity to screen for family violence
  • practice communication skills, including active listening, reframing, and the use of metaphors
  • review the essential provisions of the mediation agreement

This course will count for 24 hours of mediation training and will include exercises and role plays in negotiation and mediation settings.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Family Dispute Resolution or equivalent training.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 24 hours (a minimum of 2 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs/Instructors
Carol W. Hickman, QC — Quay Law Centre, New Westminster
Arlene H. Henry, QC — Arlene H. Henry Law Corporation, Vancouver

EARLY BIRD (Register by November 9, 2016 and SAVE)
Live Course: $1,485

After November 9, 2016
Live Course: $1,650

Registration includes a print copy of the workshop materials.

Find out more on dispute resolution accreditation through the Law Society of BC 

Unable to attend without financial support? Learn more about CLEBC's Bursary Program and our Easy Pay Plan.

Qualify as a Family Law Mediator!
—Register for all 4 courses in our NEW curriculum and receive 25% off the full price!

1. Introduction to Family Dispute Resolution
Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13, 2016

2. Family Law Mediation Fundamentals 
Wednesday to Friday, December 7 to 9, 2016

3. Intermediate Family Law Mediation 
Wednesday to Friday, January 18 to 20 2017

4. Advanced Family Law Mediation
Monday and Tuesday, April 10 and 11, 2017

CLEBC Program Coordinator
Mary Kingston, Production Manager, Programs

This course has no current sessions.

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