Advanced Family Mediation Workshop

Date: Nov 15, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price: $200

Event Code: I137823

Areas of Law: Family

Earn up to 4.5 credits, including 1.2 in Ethics and 1.0 in Diversity! (More Information)




Stephen K. Fletcher, Esq.
Heymann & Fletcher, Mount Freedom


Kevin J. Baldwin, CPA, ABV
Partner, Forensics, Valuation & Litigation Support Group Leader
DLA, LLC, Shrewsbury
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq.
Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP, Saddle Brook
Shireen B. Meistrich, LCSW
Shireen B. Meistrich, LCSW, Fair Lawn
Katty C. Wong-Taylor, Esq.
Law Office of Katty C. Wong-Taylor, North Plainfield

In family mediation, circumstances often arise that require knowledge of other areas of law that impact the divorce process. Knowing how to spot these circumstances and having proven strategies to help to navigate your client through them, can make all the difference in the cases you handle.

Pick Up Advanced Strategies That Get Results
This advanced matrimonial mediation program will provide you with proven mediation strategies that help couples going through gray divorces, LGBTQA divorces, and divorces that involve immigration issues. As an attendee of this workshop, you will gain a working knowledge of the challenges these couples face – as well as rock-solid tactics to identify legal issues that must be addressed and the best way to reach workable settlements that stand the test of time.

The program will include one hour on ethics as well as a review of case management issues.

Our distinguished panel will use a combination of lecture/presentations, panel discussions and role play to explore:

  • Understanding personality disorders and the high conflict person
  • Determining whether and how difficult people can effectively use the mediation process
  • Creating a structure that provides for adequate preparation and establishes an emotionally safe environment for the mediation
  • Helping parties identify shared goals
  • Guiding parties to areas of agreement at the outset of the mediation process and maintaining momentum
  • Helping parties focus on the future and resolution without getting bogged down in the past and blame
  • Handling difficult people (outbursts, confusion, defensiveness, bullying)
  • Overcoming impasses

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.5 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.2 in Ethics and 1.0 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Advanced Diversity: 1.0, NJ Ethics: 1.2, NJ General: 2.3).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.5, PA Substantive Credit: 1.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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