College of Law Annual Northwest Institute to Offer Mediation Training in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Moscow
Thursday, May 14 2009
May 14, 2009
Written by Donna Emert
MOSCOW, Idaho –The University of Idaho College of Law’s Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution will bring renowned experts offering professional mediation training to Moscow, Boise and Coeur d’Alene beginning Monday, May 18.
“Lawyers and others interested in resolving disputes in a less adversarial setting should attend these classes,” said Maureen Laflin, director of Clinical Programs in the College of Law. “Fewer cases are being tried in court. People frequently are turning to mediation as a method of resolving their disputes because it is less expensive, quicker and allows the parties to fashion the appropriate solution.”
The courses are open to attorneys, social workers, therapists and other professionals who seek to strengthen their mediation and dispute resolution skills.
The Moscow session provides two, 40-hour basic mediation courses, one focused on family and the other on civil mediation, and a 20-hour course on effective arbitration. The family and civil mediation courses meet federal and state court requirements for basic mediation training. Moscow courses are offered May 18-22 in the College of Law, Menard Building, near the intersection of 6th and Rayburn Streets, on the Moscow campus. The family mediation and civil mediation sessions run from May 18-22, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The role and techniques of effective arbitration will be taught Wednesday, May 20, noon to 5 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, May 21 and 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Boise session, presented in partnership with the U.S. District Court, provides 20-hours of advanced civil mediation training. The highly interactive session is designed to expand participants’ skills well beyond the basics, with guidance from seasoned mediators. The class meets on the 5th floor of the James A. McClure Federal Building, 550 West Fort Street in Boise, Wednesday and Thursday, May 27-28, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, May 29, 8 a.m. - noon.
The Northwest Institute partners with the Conflict Resolution Center of the Inland Northwest to present two sessions designed to meet the special demands of family mediation during divorce. Sessions include, “The Evolution of Resources for Divorcing Families” and “Between a Rock and Hard Place.” The training will be held at the Spokesman-Review building, 608 Northwest Blvd. in Coeur d'Alene, Oct. 7-9.
The Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution was established in 1997 to meet a growing demand for high-quality dispute resolution training in the Northwest at a reasonable price. Nationally recognized leaders in the field present the courses. Mediation trainers for the 2009 sessions include: Bob Collins, Kimberlee Kovach, Merlyn Clark, Chip Rose, Tracy Allen, Eric Galton and Mark Mays.
For more information and scheduling, or to access a downloadable registration form, visit www.Law.uidaho.edu/nwi/registration
, or call toll free at (877) 200-4455. Onsite registration also is available on the first day of each session.
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