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Monday, July 24, 2023; 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Tuesday, July 25, 2023; 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Wednesday, July 26, 2023; 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Thursday, July 27, 2023; 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
- Final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge;
- Participation in a course does not guarantee placement on a local court roster;
- Some courts may require additional training and experience beyond Part 146’s requirements;
- Acceptance on court rosters may depend on a court’s need for mediators at any given time and may include a particular court’s need for mediators with specific case-type training or experience.
Professor Robert K. Collins’ Divorce Mediation Program is Part 146 Approved for 16 Hours of Additional Mediation Training, 11/12/19-11/11/24
This four half-day Divorce Mediation Training course (Monday – Thursday) will cover the basics of New York divorce law, and explore a systematic approach to applying forty specific techniques to overcome the challenges of mediating the complex set of issues presented by divorcing couples. The program is designed for attorneys previously trained as mediators who wish to expand their practice into the field of divorce mediation.
Participants will learn how to help couples reach detailed consensus on issues regarding the parenting of their children, an equitable distribution of the property and liabilities, division of retirement assets, responsibilities for basic and extraordinary child expenses, spousal assistance, health insurance coverage, tax questions, and the strategic timing of a divorce. They will also be introduced to the fine art of drafting a Settlement Agreement, and learn about the bundle of papers needed to obtain an uncontested divorce decree for the parties, as well as ethical considerations.
Learning will take place through lecture, discussion, role play simulations, analysis of videos of actual mediations, and reference to a 400-page training manual that distills the instructor’s thirty-seven plus years of experience as a divorce mediator in Manhattan.
Tuition Assistance Available for Qualified Individuals
Robert Kirkman Collins, Professor of Practice and Founder and Director of the Divorce Mediation Clinic at Cardozo Law School
Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA’s ADR Committee