Presented By:

Cecilia B. Paizs, Esquire

John Greer, Esquire

March 23-26, 2022Via Zoom

This 40 Hour Training includes a comprehensive introduction to mediation practice theory, practice, and skills development as well as ethics and practice development considerations.  Ceecee and John will provide an intensive, hands-on interactive, skills-based program  with on line resources and use of role-play simulation exercises in which every student participates as an observer, in role play and as a mediator during the course of the program.  Graduates of prior trainings by Ceecee have praised her programs for her effectiveness, comprehensive scope and practical approach to the mediation process. The addition of John brings a strong civil mediation viewpoint.  Graduates come away with useful information and practice and guides as to how to approach the development of a mediation practice. Outside reading completes and complements the training.  Training meets the requirements of Maryland Rule 17-205 for court mediation rosters. 


Thursday April 7, 2022  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 8, 2022 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Plus four hours on line material prior to training

In addition to mediation theory and process overview, principles of family mediation, and valuable practice tips, an introduction to the following special topics will be covered:

  • Theories of Conflict and Responses to Conflict
  • Family Systems – Child Growth and Emotional Aspects of Divorce for Children and Adults
  • Standards of Practice and Ethical Considerations                 
  • Divorce Education Programs and Parenting Class    –     Identifying and Screening for Domestic Violence
  • Developing the Parenting Plan, including                 –     Managing Anger and Difficult Personalities

             Holiday and Vacation Schedule

Prerequisite course for Parenting Coordination Training      This session qualifies, under MD Rules of Procedure 17-104 and 17-106, for twenty (20) hours of mediation training as required for court designated mediators of civil disputes and disputes involving child access.