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    • April 07, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    • University of Maine School of Law, Portland

    POSTPONED - Brown Bag Lunch Seminar titled "Mediation in the Me Too Era: Mediating Sexual Discrimination Cases and Managing Harassing Behavior," Tuesday, April 7th, 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM in the First Year Classroom at the University of Maine School of Law. DIRECTIONS

    There will be a moderated panel discussion to include Amy Sneirson, Esq., Executive Director of the Maine Human Rights Commission, Maria Fox, Esq., partner at  MittelAsen, LLC, Edward R. Boutin, Commissioner and Mediator, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and Jay Wilgus, Esq., Mediator, Arbitrator, and Facilitator at Klancy Street. Moderated by Rebekah Smith, Esq., ADR Practitioner at Seven Tree Solutions.

    This event will include a discussion of the laws and general remedies governing Sexual Discrimination and Harassment cases as well as recent trends in this area. There also will be a discussion of best practices and potential pitfalls in managing bullying and harassing behavior in sexual discrimination/harassment cases and in general.

    1.5 Harassment/Discrimination CLE and CADRES Credit hours available.

    This program is free for MAM members and law students/faculty and $25.00 for all others.

    Remember to bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided by the Law School. 

    Amy Sneirson has been the Maine Human Rights Commission’s Executive Director since late 2011.  Prior to that, Amy practiced law with a focus on employment, education, and civil rights issues in private firm, nonprofit agency, and state attorney general settings in both Maine and Missouri.  Originally from Massachusetts, Amy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in New York and her law degree from the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Maria Fox is a partner of MittelAsen, LLC in Portland, Maine. She has practiced employment law for over 20 years, providing legal consultation and representation before administrative tribunals as well as in state and federal court, to employees and employers in all manner of workplace matters, including disability accommodations, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, non-competition and severance agreements, family and medical leave, wage and hour, employment contracts. Maria also serves as a private mediator, arbitrator, and independent investigator of labor and employment matters. She is a member of various alternative dispute resolution panels, including as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association Employment Law panel, and as a mediator for the Maine Human Rights Commission and Maine Labor Relations Board panels, as well as for the American Arbitration Association Labor and Employment panel. Maria earned her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law and a Bachelor’s in Public Policy from William Smith College.

    Jay Wilgus is a lawyer, mediator, educator, consultant, and facilitator specializing in multi-party dispute resolution processes and dispute resolution systems design. Prior to forming Klancy Street, he served as Director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution at the University of Michigan, Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Utah, and an attorney-mediator in private practice. Wilgus is national leader in the field of student conduct and conflict management who is regularly called upon to assist postsecondary institutions, federal agencies, academics, and others seeking to improve institutional responses to student conduct, student conflict, and sexual misconduct. He holds an Honors degree in Communications from the University of Utah, a Master’s in Dispute Resolution (M.D.R.) from Pepperdine University, and a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City where he served as a member of the Utah Law Review. 

    Edward R. Boutin: currently, Mediator for Federal Mediation and Conciliation (FMCS), previously, EEO Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist (USPS), Part time Mediator for Maine Judicial Court FED/Small Claims, Contract Mediator for Maine Department of Education, Part time Mediator and Board member for Community Mediation Center. EDUCATION: MS in School Psychology, University of Southern Maine, BA in Economics, Northeastern University, Certifications in Mediation and Human Resources from the University of Southern Maine, 30 plus professional conflict resolution trainings from FMCS, EEOC, Maine Judicial Branch, US Postal Service and others.

    • June 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • June 24, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine Portland Campus

    Employment Law -  Contact Hrs/15 - CEUs/1.5 - CLEs/10.0

    15 Hours class time

    June 10, 17, 24, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

    Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine Portland Campus

    Cost:  $495.00

    (20% discount for non-profits and UMS Alumni and Students)

    For more information contact:

    Christie Anderson
    Assistant Director, Abromson Programs & Services
    University of Southern Maine
    Abromson Community Education Center
    P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300
    University of Southern Maine

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    • June 11, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 12, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Westrum House, Volunteers of America Northern New England (VOANNE), Topsham

    MAINE ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS (MAM) presents a Two Day Family Law course designed for new mediators who wish to get on the Family Law Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (CADRES) roster. Successful completion of the basic 40 hour mediation training is a prerequisite for attending this class. Training to be held at Westrum House, Volunteers of America Northern New England (VOANNE), 22 Union Park Road in Topsham, Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12. 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM DIRECTIONS

    FAMILY LAW training provides fifteen (15) hours of family law instruction. Designed for mediators who want to be on the CADRES Family Matters roster or who encounter family law issues in their work, 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 determining child support obligations using the Maine Child Support Guidelines and statutes for a variety of scenarios.

    INSTRUCTOR:  Additional details to follow

    Fee:  MAM Members $400.00

    Non-MAM Members $450.00

    Registration and Fee must be received by June 1, 2020.

    Cancellation Policy: Fee will be refunded, less $50 deposit, if request is received by June 1, 2020. Later cancellations will be refunded only if space is filled.

    Fee includes light snacks and beverages. 

    15 CLE and CADRES hours available.

    Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch to class each day.

Past events

March 31, 2020 40-hour Certificate Program in Mediation
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 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training - June 13, 14, 15, & 21, 22, 2018
June 13, 2018 Mediation Skills for Leaders - June 13 & 14, 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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