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Upcoming events

    • January 21, 2022
    • January 25, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom

    Family Law Mediation Training

    MAINE ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS (MAM) presents a Three Day Family Law course designed for mediators, as well as legal and other helping professionals who want to be on the CADRES Family Matters roster or who encounter family law issues in their work. *There will also be estimated one-hour reading and at-home exercises following the Friday and Monday meetings to prepare for the subsequent training sessions. 

    FAMILY LAW training provides sixteen (16) hours of family law instruction. 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.

    Pending: 15 CLE hours plus 1 Ethics hour and 16 CADRES hours available. 


    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 Lucy Wess - MAM Board member -is a mediator, facilitator, trainer, and educator, and the owner of Mindful Mediation, LLC in Frankfort, Maine. She studies history and secondary education at Saint Francis University (PA) and was introduced to the world of dispute resolution while studying at Valparaiso University School of Law (IN). She is 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, facilitator, and trainer in a variety of settings. She also is interested in promoting peace, reconciliation, and restorative justice through cross-cultural mediation and facilitation. She recently earned a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) in Peace and Reconciliation UMaine focusing on work involving yoga, expressive arts, and sharing circles to build trust and community among female refugees and support workers and is an adjunct instructor with the Justice Studies Program at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA).

Past events

January 11, 2022 Domestic Violence Screening Mediation Training
November 05, 2021 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting
October 21, 2021 CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY - Dialogue Across Difference in an Era of Polarization
June 17, 2021 40 hour Mediation Training
June 03, 2021 Family Law Mediation Training
May 25, 2021 Reflections on Mediating and Facilitating in the COVID Era and Thoughts on the Path Ahead - A Panel Discussion
January 21, 2021 Family Law Mediation Training
January 08, 2021 Domestic Violence Screening Mediation Training
November 06, 2020 Annual Meeting and Fall Conference - Mediation in the Me Too Era and A New Look at Practice Quality
October 13, 2020 16-hour Agricultural Mediation Training ONLINE
October 05, 2020 40-hour Certificate Program in Mediation
September 16, 2020 40-hour Basic Mediation Training
June 11, 2020 Family Law Mediation Training
May 28, 2020 "Braver Angels: Reuniting America" - Documentary screening and discussion
April 17, 2020 Mediating Privately – The Mediation Agreement and Insurance Considerations
March 18, 2020 Mediator Peer Study Group
February 24, 2020 Mediator Peer Study Group
December 06, 2019 Negotiation Skills and Strategies
November 06, 2019 Mediation Skills for Leaders
October 23, 2019 Agricultural Mediation Training
September 26, 2019 Working in Mediation (or Otherwise) with Parents who are in High Conflict.
September 23, 2019 40-Hour Certificate Basic Mediation Training
September 11, 2019 Mediator Peer Study Group
June 13, 2019 Advanced Mediation Skill Development
June 12, 2019 Domestic Violence Screening for Mediators
June 03, 2019 Family Law Mediation Training
May 06, 2019 Agricultural Mediation Training
May 02, 2019 Probate Court Mediation Initiatives
April 03, 2019 40-hour Certificate Program in Mediation
February 06, 2019 40-Hour Certificate Mediation Training
January 07, 2019 Mediator Peer Study Group
November 15, 2018 Advanced Mediation Skill Development
October 23, 2018 Mediation Child Support Challenge
October 18, 2018 Public Policy Collaboration and the Maine Revives Civility Project - A BROWN BAG LUNCH SEMINAR
September 17, 2018 Mediator Peer Study Group
June 19, 2018 32nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium
June 13, 2018 Mediation Skills for Leaders - June 13 & 14, 2018
June 13, 2018 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training - June 13, 14, 15, & 21, 22, 2018
June 04, 2018 Family Law Mediation Training
May 17, 2018 Consumer Law Training for Mediators
April 26, 2018 40-hour Certificate Program in Mediation - April 26, 27, 28 & 30, May 1, 2018
April 04, 2018 Promote Civility in your Community
April 02, 2018 Mediator Peer Study Group
March 02, 2018 Domestic Violence Training for Mediators - Postponed to March 2nd
January 22, 2018 Mediator Peer Study Group
December 13, 2017 2nd Wednesday Mediator Breakfast
December 01, 2017 One-Day Transformative Mediation Training
November 08, 2017 2nd Wednesday Mediator Breakfast
November 02, 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference
October 18, 2017 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training - October 18, 19, 20, 26, & 27 2017
October 12, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar on Restorative Justice
October 02, 2017 Mediator Peer Study Group
September 13, 2017 2nd Wednesday Mediator Breakfast
July 19, 2017 Domestic Violence Training for Mediators
June 14, 2017 ​40 Hour Certificate​ ​Basic​ ​Mediation Training
May 17, 2017 Domestic Violence Training for Mediators

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