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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Understanding Social Security"   

RIMA Workshop

An Exploration of Issues and Concerns around Social Security and Divorce. 

-Jeremy Howe, Esq., Newport Attorney and Mediator
The Law Offices of Jeremy W. Howe, Ltd
Jeremy is an experienced family and elderlaw attorney, Advanced Mediator and author and lecturers on divorce, family and elder law.

-Richard Streitfeld, CPA and Partner,
Aaronson, Lavoie Streitfeld Diaz and Co, PC

Rick provides accounting and financial advice to businesses, entrepreneurs and artists. He leads business workshops for creatives, freelancers and new businesses. 

Join us for this informative workshop.   


 -* Last Workshop SOLD OUT *- 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
RIMA Presents:

"Mediating in
Civil Litigation Matters"

litigationRIMA Workshop

An Exploration of Mediation in Civil Litigation Matters. 

William A. Poore Esq.   

He will be sharing his views and experiences on creating a robust mediation practice focused on civil litigation cases.      

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 

5:30 PM
RWU - Prov. Campus, 150 Washington St. Providence, RI


Annual Membership Meeting and Membership Meeting and Kick-Off Event

"Creating Value through Mediation"

Date: Tuesday September 29, 2015    5:30-8:00 P.M.
Location: Davenport's Restaurant, East Providence, RI
  • Annual General Membership Meeting
    (no elections this year)
  • President's Update 
    How far we've come and what is on the horizon  
  • Welcome New Members and Students
  • Announce  RIMA Training & Workshops for 2015-16
  • Guest Speaker: Hon. Sandra A. Lanni, Associate Justice, RI Family Court 
    Justice Lanni will be speaking briefly about the R.I. Family Court's "Mediation Rules Project" that may turn out to be very influential for those who wish to do family and divorce mediation in Rhode Island.

Our Focus for the coming year: Moving Forward and Solidifying Progress
"Strategies for Productivity - Transparency"


  • Dinner Buffet
  • Cash Bar
  • Coffee and Dessert  

Largest September Turnout to Date!

We will be announcing another "CELEBRATE" Event next May 11th 

Last May - the Service was great, the Menu was Great, the weather was great and the Conversation was great!


The Speaker was Engaging
No wonder it  

Biggest Night of the Year
RIMA Annual May
May 6, 2015

Wed. May 6, 2015
5:30 P.M.
1149 Restaurant
1149 Division St.
Warwick, RI


Member – $30  
Non-Member – $60

Register Now!

Keynote: Alice B. Gibney, Presiding Justice of RI Superior Court, will speak on "Keys to a Successful Mediation".


  • Dinner Buffet
  • Hors D’oeuvres
  • Cash Bar 
  • Coffee and Dessert

- Seating Limited -

Previous Successful Event
- April 22nd -

Financial Planning
- Information for Divorce Mediators 

RIMA Workshop

An Exploration of  a role for Financial Planning within the context of a mediated divorce.  



Kevin Worthley, CFP, CDFA       


If you weren't there - Don't Worry, We'll have more, but, you did miss a great One !  

"Managing Emotions in Mediation”

RIMA Workshop:
An Exploration of the Challenges and Responsibilities faced by Mediators. 

Presenter: Moshe Cohen
Moshe is the president and founder of The Negotiating Table and teaches Negotiation and Leadership in the MBA program at Boston University. He previously taught at Bentley College and Cambridge College, and is a frequent speaker.

Dealing with emotions challenges a mediator's skill and self-awareness in the quest to facilitate a durable agreement.  


Thursday, March 19, 2015      
  • 5:30 PM
  • Past Event  

    Held November 12, 2014
    Selected Attendees' Comments 
    Great presentation on dividing retirement assets @rimediators - looking forward to the next one! 
    "Tonight's seminar was excellent. Thanks!"
    "Presenters were clearly extremely knowledgeable & experienced. Materials are a great resource."
    "A little more advanced than I will need, most likely, but I know who to send my clients to!"
    "It was information filled and I did pick up a few bits of information that will be helpful."
    95% of respondents rated Event as "Reasonable Value" or "I Loved It!" 

    NOTICE: October Workshop Cancelled
    (to be rescheduled at a later date)

    "MWI's Divorce Mediation Mentoring Project"  

    RIMA Workshop:

    An Exploration of and discussion of a model mentoring program structured for properly trained mediators wishing to enhance their mediation skills in a supervised setting.   

    When:  Wednesday,
    October 21, 2015   
    5:30 PM       

    RWU - Prov. Campus, 150 Washington St. Providence, RI

     Conducted by:
    Donna Feinberg, Chief of Probation, Norfolk, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department
    Josh Hoch, Mediator & Director of Mediation & Arbitration Services, MWI, Boston
    Christine Yurgelun, Esq., Manager of Administrative Services, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Administrative Office

    For More info and to


    - Upcoming RIMA Events -

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:30 PM (UTC-03:00) • Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI Bldg. 2, Suite 5
    Wednesday, April 06, 2016 5:30 PM (UTC-04:00) • Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI Bldg. 2, Suite 5
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:30 PM (UTC-04:00) • 1149 Restaurant, Warwick RI
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30 PM (UTC-04:00) • Davenport's, East Providence, RI

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