Civil, family mediation training offered

The School of Law’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program will offer mediation training this month in Anheuser-Busch Hall.

Civil mediation training sessions will be March 9-11; family mediation training will be March 9-13.

“These interactive training sessions are an important opportunity for anyone interested in mediation,” said C.J. Larkin, administrative director of the ADR program.

“In addition to learning from 11 experienced mediators, including attorneys and social workers, participants will receive extensive one-on-one coaching and written evaluations of their skill development in mediation role-plays.”

Instructors will focus on the following topics: conflict resolution theories of negotiation and mediation, strategies for ethical mediators and attorney advocates, skills for mediators and attorney advocates, the mediation process, family legal issues, family dynamics, and how to handle anger and other difficult emotions within a problem-solving process.

The training sessions are open to the public, but registration is required.

For information about the instructors, registration and tuition, go online to or call Larkin at 935-4125.