CANCELLED: "MWI's Divorce Mediation Mentoring Project"

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
  • 5:30 PM
  • RWU - Prov. Campus, 150 Washington St. Providence, RI


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.   

 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     

In conjunction with the Probation Department of the Norfolk, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department,
MWI, of Boston developed a program which provides an opportunity for mediators, who have completed proper training, to mediate divorce and family cases while receiving mentoring from experienced mediation trainers. 

  • Hear how this project started
  • Understand how it works
  • Share how mediators are developing their mediation and marketing skills
  • Provide tips to interest courts in referring cases to mediation     (onsite and offsite)
  • Share success and challenges
  • Receive feedback and questions from our colleagues in the mediation community


In such a program, new, but properly trained mediators are able to attend court to observe and co-mediate actual divorce cases.  Mentors are onsite to provide direct feedback and coaching, helping mediators learn best practice and to provide effective mediation services to divorcing clients.



Join us for this provocative and interesting workshop. 


2.0 Credits
-This program is designed to qualify for 2.0 mediation credits. Attorneys seeking Rhode Island MCLE credit must apply via Appendix D on the RI Supreme Court Attorney Portal.


Join us. 
• Networking and "warmup" - Mix with friends and meet new ones.
•includes Light Sandwich fare and Soft Drinks.


About RIMA Trainings:

All RIMA trainings , whether referred to as a seminar, workshop, or presentation are designed to qualify for RIMA mediator CE's and may fully qualify for CE's for attorneys, social workers and certain other professionals.   

Programs are believed to qualify for the stated number of MCLE's because they:
(1) Present significant intellectual and practical content as to contribute to the growth of a participant's professional competence and skills;
(2) Present subject matter that is directly or supportively relevant to the practice of mediation, law and/or ethics;
(3) Are conducted by a person or persons qualified professionally to present the subject matter involved;
(4) When in-person, are presented in a classroom, meeting room, or lecture hall conducive to a meaningful educational experience;
(5) Are presented in a multi-modal fashion, utilizing oral presentations supplemented with written hand-outs and texts and visuals. All materials are believed to meet the highest professional standards in terms of their timeliness, organization, and detail; and
(6) Utilize video and audio presentations only as an adjunct to oral and written presentations.

Attorneys seeking Rhode Island MCLE credit must apply via Appendix D on the RI Supreme Court Attorney Portal. 

RIMA maintains a record of attendance and completed participant's evaluations for each training.


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