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

    • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1149 Restaurant, Warwick RI
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    The Rhode Island Mediators Association invites you to join us and our special guests for our Sixth Annual CELEBRATE MEDIATION - RI Event.


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

    Keynote Speaker:
    Frederic Reamer, PhD,

    r. Reamer will speak to the essential elements of a (secular) calling, the implications for mediators, and the relevance of the diverse paths mediators take to this vocation of "Mediator" (e.g., law, mental health counseling, education).

    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"

    He chaired the national task force that wrote the current Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers.

    Over the years, Dr. Reamer has made guest appearances on various radio broadcasts throughout the country. His own "This I Believe" essay was broadcast nationally on NPR's "All Things Considered" in 2005 as part of that series.

    Come and share in the conversation about RIMA's "Aspirations for a Mediation Friendly Community in Rhode Island".  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:

    •  Cash Bar
    •  Dinner Buffet
    •  Coffee and Dessert 

    Preregistration Required 
    - Seating is Limited -

    1149 Restaurant, 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


    • 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.

Past events

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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