Montclair, NJ, March 28, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The 4th Annual Civil and Divorce Mediation Seminar of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) will focus on successful mediation techniques. The seminar, open to all interested parties, is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873.
Conference co-chairs, Katherine Newcomer, Esq., and Nicholas Stevens, Esq., will set the tone for the conference by acknowledging the professionalism and expertise of this year's presenters, most of whom are members of the association. NJAPM President, Carl J. Cangelosi, JD, APM (Accredited Professional Mediator) will provide an update about "State of the Association."
Featured speaker, The Honorable Lawrence R. Jones (Retired), will speak on the intangible aspects of a successful mediation conference. During his seven years on the Superior Court bench, he wrote 62 opinions, endeavoring to fill gaps in case law or interpret existing family law. Immediately following, Hanan M. Isaacs, Esq., APM, and Nicholas Stevens, Esq., mediation ethics presentation will include ethical dilemmas and role-plays that will leverage Judge Jones' presentation.
Following a networking lunch, there will be breakout workshops for civil and divorce mediators. These professional workshops are designed to educate and update those who practice mediation, those who are considering entering this growing field. Attendees are free to attend either specialty area, or to move back and forth between specialty areas.
Civil mediation workshops, let by Jonathan Lerner, Esq., and Nicholas Stevens, Esq., will include:
- Handling information exchange throughout the mediation process.
- Case analysis of a partnership dispute.
- Mediation dilemmas Q & A.
Divorce mediation workshops introduced by Katherine Newcomer, Esq., will include:
- Mediation of a separation or divorce between parents with children with autism or other developmental disabilities with Lawrence Jones, J.S.C. (Retired).
- Tax update on changes in the tax law that will impact divorcing and divorced families with Jeffrey Urbach, , CVA, CFE,CPA/ABV/CFF.
- Navigating the pitfalls of college choice and financial aid for separating and divorced clients with Steven Sirot and David Slater (College Benefits Research Group).
Advance registration is $150 for members, $170 for non-members, with a $15 discount for those registering before March 28. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and conference materials. At the door, registration is $175. The seminar qualifies for 5.2 NJ Continuing Legal Education Credits and fulfills the NJ AOC’s 4.0-hour annual requirement for mediators. For more information or to register, please visit www.njapm.org.
The New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators is the largest statewide, non-profit professional mediation organization with over 350 members. It is dedicated to fostering excellence in the field of mediation; promoting mediation as the preferred method of dispute resolution, encouraging and providing mediation education to the public, the government and the professions, training and accrediting professional mediators, and protecting the public through a Code of Ethics and Standards for Mediators. The Association can be reached at 1-800-981-4800, and through their website located at www.njapm.org.