New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators' 25th Annual Conference is Scheduled for Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, at The Imperia in Somerset. Open to All Interested Parties.
NJAPM’s 25th Annual Conference will be be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset, New Jersey. The conference features Gary Weiner, Chair of ABA Report of the Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques. Professor Douglas Frenkel will also facilitate a workshop on mediation techniques. Following a networking lunch, there will also be civil and divorce mediation workshops. Visit www.njapm.org for more information.
Conference chair and Immediate Past President, Carl J. Cangelosi, JD, APM will provide introductory remarks. NJAPM President, Gabrielle L. Strich, Esq., APM will then provide an update on the "State of the Association" and will introduce the NJAPM officers and directors.
Featured speaker, Gary Weiner, Chair of ABA Report of the Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques, and a California mediator and attorney, will present mediation techniques — what exactly are we supposed to do according to empirical research.
Professor Douglas Frenkel will facilitate a workshop on mediation techniques. He founded University of Pennsylvania’s Mediation Clinical Program, is the co-author of The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text, and served on the ABA Task Force with Gary Weiner.
Following a networking lunch, there will be two breakout sessions, with workshops for civil an divorce mediators.
Session 1 Workshops Include:
- Civil mediation: Moderated by Hon. Bradley J. Ferencz (Ret.), panelists Diane Peyser, Esq., Felicia Farber, Esq., APM, and Robert Margulies, Esq., will cover why the courts are not sending civil cases to mediation and is there anything NJAPM can do about it.
- Divorce mediation: Moderated by Carl Cangelosi, JD, APM, panelists William Donahue, Esq., APM, Anju Jessani, MBA, APM and Lauren LoSchiavo, LCSW, APM, will explain how they draft Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs).
Session 2 Workshops Include:
- Civil mediation: Felicia Farber, Esq., on Mistakes lawyers and mediators make in civil mediations.
- Divorce mediation: Family law update with Hon. Lawrence R. Jones (Ret.).
An interactive ethics presentation with Robert J. Lenrow, Esq., APM, will close the conference.
The member registration fee is $165. The conference qualifies for 6.0 CPE and MCLE credits, including 1.2 ethics credits. APMs receive 5.4 NJAPM CE hours. The conference also fulfills the AOC’s 4.0 hour annual requirement for mediators.
For more information or to register, please visit www.njapm.org.
Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM
Carl J. Cangelosi, JD, APM