RI Mediators Association

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 are believed to fully qualify for CE's for attorneys, social workers and certain other professionals.   

They 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) 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.


RIMA Sonsored Events include Workshops and Training, Roundtable Discussions, and Focus Groups covering a wide range of topics of interest to Mediators, Lawyers, Therapists and Financial Advisors.  Many are eligible for MCLE's, Mediator CE's and other professional oganization's continuing professional education credits.

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Davenport's, East Providence, RI


    Annual Membership Meeting and Membership Meeting and Kick-Off Event   

    Creating Value through Mediation

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

    Location: Davenport's Restaurant, East Providence, RI

    • President's Update   
    • Welcome New Members and Students
    • RIMA Training Schedule for 2016-17
    • Guest Speaker:  TBA 
          may turn out to be very influential for mediation in Rhode Island.


    • Dinner Buffet
    • Cash Bar 
    • Coffee and Dessert      


      1925 Pawtucket Ave, East Providence, RI
      Take I-195 East to US 44 East
      11 minutes from downtown Providence 

    We've been working hard making some big plans for the coming program year.  Come hear all about it at this event.   

      Join us for an enjoyable evening and a relaxed atmosphere

    •  Networking and "Meet and Greet" - Mix with old friends and meet new ones.
    •  Announcement of Training & Events Calendar for the coming year!
    •  Includes Dinnner Buffet and a Cash Bar.
    • Saturday, October 01, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Saturday, October 15, 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI Bldg. 2, Suite 5

    "RIMA 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.


    Family and Divorce Mediation requires an advanced skill set and this Training provides an opportunity to lay a solid foundation toward becoming a professional family mediator.   

    The program is designed for those who have had basic mediation training and some experience, but is also valuable for practicing professionals wishing to firm up their basics as a platform for expanding and extending their skillset.    


    Weekend and Evening Schedule is designed for busy executives and professionals. 


    Sessions will run: 

     1.  Saturday, October 01, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
     2 . Wednesday, October 05, 2016, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
     3.  Saturday, October 08, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
     4.  Thursday, October 13, 2016, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
     5.  Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


    Experienced Trainers and coaches are onsite to provide mentoring, direct feedback, and coaching, to help trainees learn best practices and to develop and strengthen basic divorce mediation skills.  


    Whatever your role is now, this program will strengthen your foundation and help you move to the next level. 


    Sign-up Now! 


    Trainees must attend every session to receive Certificates of Completion.


    Continuing Education Credits
          -This 24-hour program is designed to qualify for CE credits for lawyers, therapists, HR, and other professionals.  

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

    Others must check with their certifying entities.


Past events

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2016
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 "Good Faith in Mediation"
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 "Understanding Social Security"
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 RIMA Informational Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 "Mediating in Civil Litigation Matters"
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 CANCELLED: "MWI's Divorce Mediation Mentoring Project"
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 September Annual Kick-off Event -2015
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Financial Planning-Information for Divorce Mediators
Thursday, March 19, 2015 “Managing Emotions in Mediation”
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Retirement Assets in Divorce
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Successful Negotiation Habits
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 September Annual Kick-off Event -2014
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 “Ethical Challenges for Mediators”
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 “Mediators - Help Lawyers Do a Better Job Representing Clients in Mediation”
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 “Essentials of the Rhode Island Child Support System”
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 CLASS ISSUES IN MEDIATION
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 September Annual Kick-off Event -2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2013
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