40-Hour Mediation Training

This Forty-Hour training is designed to fulfill the training requirements of all local courts and the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.

Program Description

This course introduces the core principles and methods of alternative dispute resolution. It provides a strong foundation in mediation skills through lecture, small group exercises, and role-playing. Rich in both theory and practice, the training covers the nature of conflict, history of mediation, structure and management of the mediation process, intake and convening, mediation models, cultural awareness and diversity, legal requirements and ethics, maintaining neutrality, communication skills, negotiation, breaking impasse, closure and drafting agreements. Participants receive an overview of various practice settings.

The Forty-Hour Fundamental Mediation Training will be led by LACBA’s ACMAS Vice-Chair, Dr. Jack R. Goetz, Esq., who also serves as the 2018 SCMA President and mediation faculty at USC Gould School of Law. It is designed to fulfill the training requirements of all local courts and the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.

Jack R. Goetz, Esq., Ph.D.
Jason Harper
Wendy Kramer, Esq.
Phyllis G. Pollack, Esq.
L. Therese White

Program Dates: July 11 - 26, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Friday, July, 19, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019

Times: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Daily

Total of 40 hours of CLE credit (includes 4 hours of Ethics credit)


LACBA Member $ 820** $ 920
Non-Member $ 970** $1070

**Early bird discount applies when registering on or before June 26, 2019.

Price includes: Program Materials, Breakfast, Lunch, and afternoon snack.

$10 Early Bird (before 9:00 a.m.) arrival. If arriving after 9:00 a.m., hourly rate will apply.

7/11/2019 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Los Angeles County Bar Association 1055 West 7th Street Suite 2700 Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Advance registration (both online and via phone) closes for most programs approximately 12-24 hours before event time (in order to allow for operational considerations), we would still like to have you join us, and you are more than welcome to register on-site and attend, unless the program is specifically noted as SOLD OUT. Full refunds issued only for registrations which are cancelled 48 hours in advance.

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The Los Angeles County Bar Association is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. If this is a CLE event, the Los Angeles County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit. CLE events will state the amount and type of credit offered in the calendar listing.