Mediation Certification and Refresher Training

July 13-14, 2020

Location: Via Zoom Meeting

Presented by Allen S. Blair, Esq.

Two full days of the seminar is for the mediator certification. A “refresher course” is day one only and for already-certified mediators. You can choose one or two days when purchasing your pass.


July 13, 2019 (Mediation Refresher Course 1-day)

8:00 – 8:30 Registration, welcome, opening remarks
8:30 – 9:30 Mediation and ADR
9:30 – 10:30 Role of the Mediator and Styles of Mediation
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Getting to the table-Initiation of the Process, Mediator Selection and The Mediation Agreement
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Preparation – Pre-Mediation Submissions and Conversations with the Lawyers
2:00 – 3:00 Openings – Mediator Introductory Comments, Interests & Positions and Lawyer Opening Statements
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Caucuses – Parties talking, Mediator evaluative comments, Use of caucus Statements and Meeting with the Lawyers privately
4:15 – 5:30 Role Play – “Holier Than Thou v. Slimy Spouse”


July 14, 2019 (Mediator Certification – 2 days)

8:00 – 9:15

Zoom Mediation – The Future is here already – How to conduct virtual mediations


Dealing with Difficult Situations – Personalities and Impasse
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Role Play – “Janice Vanity & All Saints Hospital”
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Ethical Considerations
2:00 – 3:30 Role Play – “Is Sexual Harassment Alive and Well?”
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:15 Setting up a Mediation Practice
4:15 – 4:30 Course Evaluations


Register online, by mail or by fax. Click here to register online or Download the the registration form here (PDF). To ensure enrollment for a seminar, please complete the registration process and submit your payment online or to the address listed on the form. To register by fax, please complete the form and include your VISA or MasterCard number and expiration date. The fax number is (662) 915-5267. You may also scan the form and email it to Registrants will receive additional information with their confirmation notice from UM-CLE.

CLE Credit

This course offered by UM-CLE has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6 CLE credits including 1 hour of Ethics/Professionalism. Registrants seeking mandatory CLE credit from another state should contact UM-CLE in advance of the seminar.


Refunds will be given as follows:

  • Two business days prior to the seminar, registration fee less a $25 administrative charge.
  • One business day prior to the seminar, materials and registration fee less $75 OR transfer the registration fee to someone else in your firm or to an upcoming CLE seminar.
  • No call, no show will receive materials only, no refunds. In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.