Interest in learning skills necessary to conduct mediation of issues arising in the family law arena. Knowledge of family law helpful, but not required.
This course will examine the issues, principles and skills necessary for the use of mediation as a method of conflict resolution in matters arising from family law matters. Students will gain mediation skills and a familiarity with a repertoire of interventions and techniques helpful when conducting mediation of both family as well as many other types of disputes. The class will also cover the basics of drafting the Memorandum of Understanding and other documents setting forth in writing the agreements reached during mediation. The course will blend lectures with experiential learning and provide basic information on matrimonial practice in the Tucson community.
Lecture, group discussion and skill based role play.
Drafting of Agreement to Mediate, Memorandum of Understanding and Co-Parenting Plans.
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Attendance, participation in classroom discussion and role plays, progress in attaining skills necessary to mediate a family law dispute and completion of writinging assignments.