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Upcoming events

    • May 02, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • University of Maine School of Law, Middle Classroom, Portland

    Brown Bag Lunch Seminar on Probate Court Mediation Initiatives, Thursday, May 2nd, 12:00 to 1:30 PM at the University of Maine School of Law in the Middle Classroom, Portland. DIRECTIONS

    This program will be a panel discussion of recent initiatives and the benefits of introducing mediation into probate court matters and the unique attributes of mediation in probate matters.

    Panelists include:

    Paul Aranson, Judge of Probate, former Cumberland County District Attorney

    Deirdre M. Smith, Director of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, Professor of Law

    Peter W. Schroeter, Chair of the Maine State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and a past President of the Maine Association Of Mediators

    MAM members and Maine Law Students: FREE

    Non-MAM members: $15.

    MAM members and Law Students - please register so we know how many are attending. 

    1.5 CLE and CADRES Credit hours available.

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

    • May 06, 2019
    • May 07, 2019
    • Location TBD

    Family and Community Mediation is partnering with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in support of the Maine Agricultural Mediation Progam to provide training throughout the State. Please SAVE THE DATES, May 6 and May 7, if you are interested in attending the two-day, 16 hour AGRICULTURAL MEDIATION TRAINING which is a requirement for participating on the Agricultural Roster. This training is FREE.

    Registration will be through maineagmediation@maine.edu

    To learn more about the program visit: MAINE AGRICULTURAL MEDIATION PROGRAM

    To learn more about FCM visit: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDIATION - Website under construction

    • June 03, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 04, 2019
    • 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, Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4. 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: Patricia Weidler, Esq., is an attorney who practices as a Guardian ad Litem for Title 22 cases and volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem for Title 19-A cases. Patricia has taught for many years a variety of college, adult education, and high school courses. She has also taught family law and child support workshops for Maine mediators for several years. Prior to her current practice, Patricia practiced family law with an Auburn law firm.

    Registration and Fee must be received by May 28, 2019.

    Cancellation Policy: Fee will be refunded, less $50 deposit, if request is received by May 28, 2019. Later cancellations will be refunded only if space is filled.

    Fee includes light snacks and beverages. 

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

    • June 12, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Portland or Topsham, Maine

    Domestic Violence Screening for Mediators

    Family and Community Mediation is offering Domestic Violence Training for Mediators, a course designed to help meet the requirements to apply to the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (CADRES) roster.

    This course is designed to meet the eight (8) hour CADRES roster training requirement for domestic violence (DV). Through this course, mediators will learn how to:

    • define DV and its role in communication and screening;
    • help the mediator determine if there is a history of DV in the relationship
    • strategies for what and how to mediate if there is a DV history; and
    • designing a safety plan for before, during and after the mediation session.

    You must have completed a 40-hour mediation training to attend this training.

    Training to be held at Westrum House, Volunteers of America Northern New England (VOANNE), 22 Union Park Road, Topsham  DIRECTIONS 


    Registration Questions:

    Contact Karen Groat at Mainefcm@gmail.com or (207) 632-1111

    The cost of this training is $175.00.

    See the REGISTRATION FORM for more information and to register

    Registration is through Family and Community Mediation.

    • November 14, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, 46 University Dr, Augusta

    MAM ANNUAL MEETING AND FALL CONFERENCE - Thursday, November 14th at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta. DIRECTIONS


    This will be a full day program with skill building workshops in the morning and an ethics segment in the afternoon. To be held at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta.

Past events

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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