Establishing a Court Mediation Program 11.18.16
TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL MEDIATORS
ESTABLISHING A COURT MEDIATION PROGRAM IN YOUR DISTRICT
Practical & Ethical Issues in Mediating
with Self-Represented Litigants
“How to Competently Mediate Pro-Bono Cases
from your local court”
November 18, 2016
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
3.00 HRS. DUAL CLE
1.00 HR. GENERAL CLE
(MAXIMUM HOURS = 4.00)
"Dual" credits are CLE credits that can be applied toward either the General or the Ethics & Professionalism CLE requirement.
Hours will be reflected as Dual until the end of the compliance year when the CLE system will first apply Dual credit hours
toward the three hour Ethics requirement.
Any remaining Dual credit hours will go toward the twelve (12) hours General requirement.
2.75 GENERAL CME
1.25 MEDIATION ETHICS
TOTAL CME: 4.00 HOURS
Ezell Center - Room 363
Nashville TN 37204
$55.00 Per Person
Mary Ellen Bowen
Stephen L. Shields
Description: For more than a decade, Tennessee has worked to provide access to justice for its indigent and modest means citizenry. Despite efforts by the Bar and the Courts such as providing pro bono legal services, the State continues to struggle making it widely available. What is often overlooked is how mediation, with proper screening of cases, provides the Courts and litigants an affordable, efficient option to resolving many disputes. Beginning in the 1990s, steps have been taken across the State to provide mediation for such litigants Knoxville, Nashville and Mid South, community mediation programs serve both family and civil county courts. In addition, a Mediator of the Day Program has been implemented in Memphis and Jackson using Rule 31 mediators who want to fulfill their pro bono mandate and give back to their community. These programs provide mediators with a great opportunity to serve self-represented litigants and gain additional experience in mediation.
Agenda: The program will cover the following topics:
I. Why Day-Of-Court Mediation For Self-Represented Litigations?
II. How Is Day-Of-Court Mediation Different From Other Kinds Of Mediation?
III. How Is Mediation For Self-Represented Litigants Of Any Kind (Day-Of-Court or Scheduled) Different From Mediation With Represented Parties?
IV. Special Ethical Issues
V. How Does It Actually Work?
VI. Toolkit For Implementation Of A Program For Individual Action