Registration Opens April 1st
The Rhode Island Mediators Association invites you to join us and our special guests for our Seventh Annual CELEBRATE MEDIATION - RI Event.
CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI 2017
"RI Family Court: Needs, Issues, and the Role of Mediation"
Chief Judge Michael B. Forte, RI Family Court
Chief Judge Forte, called the Court the state’s most emotionally volatile for the sensitive divorce, child custody and juvenile cases it hears.
Speaking at his swearing-in ceremony last June, he talked about his plans for the court saying "It would adapt according to the evolving definition of family opened up by new technologies", and asked “What is a family?…. It’s the people in your life who want you to be in theirs,”.
He committed to leading Family Court, going forward, toward a treatment-focused, rehabilitative court aimed at families as a whole and said he would create a women services unit and an infant protection plan.
He has served on Family Court since 1987and will join us to share his progress and vision for the future.
Come and share in the conversation
This annual "CELEBRATE" event 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".
The evening includes:
- Dinner Buffet
Coffee and Dessert
- Seating is Limited -
DIRECTIONS TO 1149 RESTAURANT IN WARWICK, RI
From Providence and Points North...
I-95 South to Exit 9 (Route 4 exit). On Route 4 - take first exit (Exit 8). Eleven Forty Nine is located directly in front of the light.
From Exeter and Points South...
I-95 North to Exit 8 A. You will be on Route 2 South. Take a left at the Showcase Cinema. Eleven Forty Nine is located approximately 1/8 mile on the left