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Monday, May 22, 2017 8:30 AM • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:00 PM • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109

Seventh Annual CELEBRATE MEDIATION - RI Event.


Come and share in the conversation

Look for more information Soon!

 Look for: Fall, 2017   

RI Mediators Association
Divorce Mediation Training

RIMA 24 Hour Divorce Mediation Training

Divorce Mediation skills training and development in a supervised setting.



Lead Trainer: 

 Bruce I. Kogan, Esq. 
Law Professor
Roger Williams Univ. School of Law
As a tenured Law Professor, Bruce has trained thousands of law students and mediators over the last 40 years.

 This twenty-four (24) hour skills development training course is intended to provide mediators who have already completed basic mediation skills training with an understanding of the contexts in which family conflict arises, the various legal and practical issues in play when families disintegrate, and with in-depth training in the skills that a mediator might employ to help the divorcing parties resolve their differences.


Past Events 

Congratulations and Thanks go out to Jay Candon, CPA and Jud Perkins, SCORE Volunteer for a successful Mediator Interest Series Workshop:
"Starting a Mediation Practice"
on March 1st, 2017

March 1, 2017

Rhode Island Mediators Association
Mediator Interest Series Workshop

"Starting a Mediation Practice"

      RIMA Workshop     

An Exploration of  the Business Aspects of Starting a Mediation Practice          


Jay Candon, CPA 
Jud Perkins, SCORE Volunteer 

A special "Thank You" to our Moderator Prof. Bruce Kogan, Esq. and Panelists: Christine W. Ariel, Esq. and Steven J. Hirsch, Esq. for presenting an interesting and insightful workshop.
"Getting Beyond Impasse" 
November 30, 2016

Rhode Island Mediators Association
Mediator Skills Series Workshop

"Getting Beyond Impasse"

RIMA Workshop  

Wed. Nov. 30, 2016
 5:30 PM

Centerville Seminar Ctr.
875 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI      

An Exploration of  ideas and approaches for dealing with impasse in mediation.   

Prof. Bruce Kogan, Esq.  


Christine W. Ariel, Esquire
Steven J. Hirsch, Esquire

    Parties come to mediation because they find themselves stuck in a conflict with another or others.  Mediators seek to assist parties to create solutions.   

What can we do as mediators to help the parties move around or through impasse?  A panel of experienced mediators will present their ideas and approaches for dealing with impasse, and will invite workshop participants to share what has and has not worked in helping parties to find a pathway beyond impasse. 



Annual Membership Meeting and Kick-Off Event 




Tuesday September 13, 2016    5:30-8:00 P.M.

Location: Davenport's Restaurant,
East Providence, RI 

Evening's Program

  • Bruce I Kogan Reviews the year
  • Approval of Officer Slate
    •PRESIDENT: Jeremy Howe
    •VICE PRESIDENT: Michele Gousie Geremia
    •TREASURER: Frank Geremia
    •SECRETARY: Erica Janton
  • Jeremy Howe - Overview Looking Forward 
  • RIMA Training & Event Schedule for 2016-17

Thank you to those who joined us at This  Annual "Kick-Off” event.  Your presence and participation helped make it an enjoyable and successful event. 

We put some photos from the event on-line for your viewing.  

We hope you enjoyed the time and conversation with us.  

Amazing Evening - We'll be Back Next Year!


This is our sixth annual "CELEBRATE" event and was the first of its kind in bringing together RI Mediators Association members, judges, interested colleagues and friends, and invited government, business and non-profit interests to celebrate the "Advancement of Mediation in Rhode Island".  

This year's theme:

"CALLING or CAREER: The Aims of Mediation in the 21st Century"

Keynote Speaker:
Frederic Reamer, PhD,

r. Reamer is a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College.  He has conducted extensive research on professional ethics and lectured nationally and internationally on the subjects of professional ethics, professional malpractice and liability.  He has been involved in several national research projects sponsored by The Hastings Center, the Carnegie Corporation, the Haas Foundation, and the Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare at the Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books and articles on professional ethics, criminal justice, and research methods. 

He is the producer of the compelling series "This I Believe – Rhode Island", which broadcasts weekly on RI Public Radio. The series is modeled on the national "This I Believe Project".  

Join us for this compelling conversation.

The evening includes:

  •  Cash Bar

  •  Dinner Buffet

  •  Coffee and Dessert 

Preregistration Required 
- Seating is Limited -

1149 Restaurant, Warwick, RI


- Upcoming RIMA Events -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:30 PM • 1149 Restaurant, Warwick RI
Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00 AM • Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI Bldg. 2, Suite 5

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