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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
"Understanding Social Security"
An Exploration of Issues and Concerns around Social Security and Divorce.
Panel: -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.
Annual Membership Meeting and Membership Meeting and Kick-Off Event
Theme: "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"
Coffee and Dessert
Largest September Turnout to Date!
KEEP LOOKING 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!
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
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)
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