MAINE ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS (MAM) presents a Three Day Family Law course designed for new mediators who wish to apply for the Family Law Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (CADRES) roster. Training to be held by ZOOM, on a Thursday, June 3, Friday, June 4 and Monday, June 7, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. There will also by an approximate one hour reading and homework assignment on Thursday and an approximate three hour assignment over the weekend.
FAMILY LAW training provides sixteen (16) hours of family law instruction. Designed for mediators who want to be on the CADRES Family Matters roster or who encounter family law issues in their work, the training covers the three major areas of divorce and family law cases: children, property, and support. Topics include parental rights and responsibilities, marital property, child support, spousal support, post-judgment actions, and other family law issues. During the training, participants will be introduced to relevant statutes, court forms, and mediation agreements. Participants will also be calculating child support obligations using the Maine Child Support Guidelines and statutes for a variety of scenarios.
MAM members - $400 Non MAM members - $450
Registration and Fee must be received by May 31, 2021.
Cancellation Policy: Fee will be refunded, less $50 deposit, if request is received by May 31, 2021.
15 CLE hours plus 1 Ethics hour and 16 CADRES hours available.
INSTRUCTORS: Pam Waite - MAM President - A graduate of Smith College and the University of Maine School of Law, Pam represented the State of Maine as an Assistant Attorney General primarily in employment and tax matters for over 30 years. A skilled negotiator, she trained to become a mediator and now mediates privately; serves on the court rosters for family matters and foreclosure cases; and also is on the roster as a mediator for the Maine Human Rights Commission and the Maine Department of Education. Pam believes strongly in party self determination and the importance of trying to resolve disputes by agreement as an alternative to engaging in lengthy and expensive litigation.
Lucy Wess - MAM Board member - is a mediator, facilitator, and educator and the owner of Mindful Mediation, LLC in Wilton, Maine. She was introduced to the world of dispute resolution while studying Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana and soon after became a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Over the last decade, she has been involved in academics, athletics, and support services in domestic and international higher education settings. Since January 2019, Lucy has applied her varied skills and experiences as a CADRES Family Matters mediator, private mediator and facilitator in a variety of settings, and an Adjunct Instructor in the Undergraduate and Graduate Peace & Reconciliation Programs at the University of Maine. She also is interested in promoting peace, reconciliation, and restorative justice through cross-cultural mediation and facilitation. She serves as a volunteer facilitator with the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine (RJIM) and is pursuing a Master of Art of Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) in Peace and Reconciliation at UMaine.