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 10, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1149 Restaurant, Warwick RI
    • 80

    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.


    "RI Family Court: Needs, Issues, and the Role of Mediation"


    Keynote Speaker:
    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:

    •  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


Past events

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 "Starting a Mediation Practice"
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 "Getting Beyond Impasse"
Saturday, October 01, 2016 "RIMA Divorce Mediation Training"
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 September Annual Kick-off Event -2016
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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