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  • Monday, January 22, 2024 9:00 AM | Anonymous


  • Thursday, January 11, 2024 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    There is a lot of research on readability and typefaces. The Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness published a review of 18 studies in which the total number of subjects was more than 1500 people. The researchers' conclusion: For people with low vision, sans-serif fonts such as Arial, Helvetica, Verdana or Adsans are more readable than serif fonts.  

    So Naturally, when the Court published a new DR-6 in October, 2023, they used a less-readable "serif" font.  

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    "Many Americans believe that COVID is over or don't care that it isn't,"*

    The XBB.1.5 omicron variant, or Kraken, is spreading quickly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The revised projection for the number of cases caused by Kraken for the week ending Dec. 31, 2022, was 18 percent of U.S. coronavirus cases, followed by an increase to 28 percent for the week ending Jan. 6.

    CDC's COVID-19 guidance about how people can best protect themselves from serious illness remains the same, even as the new variant seems more transmissible. The CDC will continue to investigate the ways in which XBB.1.5 may be different from other omicron lineages.

    "employers should keep an eye on transmission in their community and in the workforce," noted Carrie Hoffman, an attorney with Foley & Lardner in Dallas.

    *Marjory Robertson, assistant vice president and senior counsel with Sun Life in Wellesley Hills, Mass.

    See SHRM Article for more:


  • Thursday, December 22, 2022 3:42 AM | Anonymous

    Happy Holidays from the RI Mediators Association 

    The Winter Solstice has Arrived

    AS we head towards Spring, the Days will become Longer

    and Hopefully Brighter

  • Thursday, October 01, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and this year the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence(RICADV) has launched a new public awareness campaign calling on the community to help end domestic violence.

    Mediators and all Rhode Islanders are called upon to “know the signs” and to learn more about subtle and commonly overlooked forms of abuse.

    This month, the campaign will include survivor stories on social media, radio and Pandora public service announcements in English and Spanish, TV public service announcements across local stations and billboards and ads displayed throughout our state.

    Look for a video interview series through Rhode Informa and featured stories in The Providence Journal.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    By issuing Administrative Order 2019-1, RI Family Court Chief Judge Michael Forte has formally laid to rest the defunct Family Court "Private Mediators List" that many had hoped would drive business directly to them.  The list may have functioned briefly in the mid-nineties, but proved to be cumbersome and unworkable over the years.    

    The new Order, issued March 13, 2019, declares that the Mediation profession "has matured to the point where it sets its own standards for attorneys, social workers, counselors, psychologists and other professionals who advertise themselves as mediators" and further that "the court has no jurisdiction or oversight over private mediators"  

    The mission of the RI Mediators Association is to support private professional mediators in their development. 

    The Administrative Order can be found at  



  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:00 PM | Anonymous


    We are saddened to announce the passing of a friend and mediation colleague Judge Joseph A. Keough. Judge Keough was an active member, contributor, and friend of the RI Mediators Association. He could be seen at most RI Mediators Association events.

    He will be sorely missed.

    The most moving part of his tribute was:

    "Notwithstanding his many achievements, Judge Keough will be remembered for the way he lived his life. He was a self-made man who earned his successes through hard work, tenacity and education. A proud Irishman, he enjoyed life to the fullest and surrounded himself with friends, family and laughter. He may have had a few regrets when he left this world, but if he did, they were too few to mention because he did it his way".

    Our deepest sympathies go out to his Family


  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Chief Judge Michael Forte has announced that the Court is, once again, in the process of expanding the number mediators employed by the Court. The actual Civil Service Title for the Court's staff Mediators is "Lawyer" or "Attorney" with a sub-classification of Mediator. The Court used its normal notification process and the application period has closed. Staff is at work reviewing the applications received. Staff Mediators are variously assigned to help resolve cases involving divorce, parenting, alienation, post-divorce, never-married couples, or miscellaneous cases.

    The Court's hope is that the increased emphasis on mediation will prove less costly and time-consuming for litigants and the court. 

    related postings;



  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:10 PM | Anonymous



    Wishing you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING


    Thank You for your support throughout the year.

    Rhode Island Mediators Association 



    You are invited to our 


    Wed. December 12, 2018   at 5:15 - 7:15 PM

    at 1149 Restaurant in Warwick, RI


    All Proceeds will be Donated to the RI Food Bank

    Please let us know if you can attend by registering at





  • Thursday, September 06, 2018 3:29 PM | Anonymous

    Rhode Island Mediators Association has announced that the 2018 "Bruce I. Kogan, Esq. Founders Award." will be presented to CMCRI at RIMA's 2018 KICK-OFF and CELEBRATION DINNER on Wednesday, September 26th.  The dinner event will be held at Davenport's Restaurant in East Providence, RI. 

    The Founder's Award is intended to acknowledge significant contributions to "Advancing Quality Mediation in Rhode Island." 

    CMCRI is being recognized for its efforts in successfully expanding their Basic Mediation Training Program to 40 hours thereby providing the foundation for greater mediator skill development. 

    This event is open to the public - preregistration is required. 

      More info and Event Registration 


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