Civil Mediation Training Course

Date: Sep 23, 2024 8:30 a.m. – Oct 1, 2024 5:30 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center,

Member Price: $1350

Non-Member Price: $1595

Event Code: I1284242

Areas of Law: Civil, Dispute Resolution

Earn up to 48.8 credits, including 7.2 in Ethics and 0.9 in Diversity! (More Information)




Robert E. Margulies, Esq.
Schumann Hanlon Margulies LLC, Jersey City


Jennifer L. Brandt, Esq.
Brandt Law & Mediation, LLC, Watchung
Theodore K. Cheng, Esq.
ADR Office of Theo Cheng LLC, Princeton Junction
Laura A. Kaster, Esq.
Appropriate Dispute Solutions, Princeton
Suzanne M. McSorley, Esq.
Stevens & Lee, Lawrenceville
Terri R. Reicher, Esq.
Professor of Law, NJAPM, Pompton Lakes
Andrew Smith, Esq.
Andrew Smith Law Group LLC, Somerville
Richard H. Steen, Esq.
Past President, NJSBA
Richard H. Steen, LLC, Princeton

Training Schedule:
Day 1 | September 23 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Day 2 | September 25 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Day 3 | September 28 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Day 4 | September 30 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Day 5 | October 1 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick

Presented in cooperation with the Justice Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court and the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section

Expand your practice - Become a Court Approved Mediator!

Course Requirement:
The New Jersey Supreme Court mandates that certain complex cases be sent to mediation, using court approved mediators. The program includes all New Jersey counties. Pursuant to Court Rule 1:40-12, those individuals who have been trained in basic mediation skills and who meet other requirements will be placed on a court-approved list and selected to mediate these cases. After the first two free hours on each case, court-approved mediators will be able to set market-rate fees for their services.

What is required to become a court-approved mediator?
Eligibility for inclusion on the Court’s civil mediator roster is determined by a subcommittee of the Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution. Pursuant to Court Rule 1:40-12, all applicants must be mentored by an experienced court roster mediator (who has been approved to serve as a mentor) for at least five hours in at least two Superior Court cases. Educational and experiential requirements are also necessary, as well as completion of an application form.

What do I have to do to meet the training requirements?
In just 5 days with NJICLE, you can complete the basic training requirement. A distinguished panel of professionals highly experienced in mediation skills will lead you through a series of lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and role playing. You’ll gain the knowledge you need to effectively manage conflict, enhance your communication and negotiation skills, and learn strategies for dealing with the problems you are likely to encounter during the mediation process.  

The course includes personal professional feedback.
Approved roster mediators are also required to attend four hours of continuing mediation-related training annually, commencing the year following your initial training.

This seminar also satisfies the U.S. Bankruptcy Court basic bankruptcy mediation training requirements in D.N.J. LBR 9019-1(c). Mediation: Mediator Qualifications and Compensation which requires that prospective mediators satisfy a mediation training course.

How do I register?
If you are planning to attend, please register as soon as possible. Registration is limited. You can register by phone, web or fax to NJICLE.

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 48.8 hours of total CLE credit, including 7.2 in Ethics and 0.9 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Advanced Diversity: 0.9, NJ Ethics: 7.2, NJ General: 40.7).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 0.5, NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 4.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 9.5
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 3.5, PA Substantive Credit: 8.0
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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If you need to cancel your registration and are not transferring to another program or date, please submit a written request to us at least three business days before the event, meeting, or gathering. You will receive a refund minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. No refunds or registration changes will be issued within three business days of the event, meeting, or gathering.

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