Spring 2018 Civil Mediation (40-Hour) Basic Training Course

Enhance your practice or career – become a court-qualified and/or private practice civil mediator.  

Spring 2018 dates to be announced soon.

Mediation is rapidly becoming the preferred method for parties to resolve lawsuits and disputes. If you are an attorney, accountant, business person, law enforcement, education, mental health or other professional and want to become a qualified civil and commercial mediator and receive training from New Jersey's premier association of professional mediators, you should take this course.


Key elements

Technique: Understand what mediation is and what good mediation skills are. Learn various techniques to use during mediation and when to use them.
Process: How a mediation is conducted from beginning to end. Receive practice forms and documents which you can customize for your own use.
Case Management: Understand how a mediation’s case flow works and ensure your clients are properly prepared for the mediation session.
Marketing: Learn about mediation opportunities and how to prospect for clients.


Program features

Multi-disciplinary faculty: The faculty is composed of experienced mediators who are also attorneys, business persons and other professionals. This multi‚Äźdisciplinary faculty will expose you to different mediation approaches and styles. You will be a better mediator by learning from this diverse faculty.
Small classes: Classes are limited to a maximum of 24 students. You will be able to better participate in the extensive role-plays and receive individualized attention from the faculty.
Low student-teacher ratio: Each role play group will have a coach for personalized feedback. 


Method of instruction

Lecture: Learn from prominent New Jersey mediators.
Videos and faculty demonstration: Learn by watching experienced mediators.
Multiple student role plays: Learn by doing and observing.


Why take your training from NJAPM?

  • Instructors who are highly experienced and distinguished mediators.
  • Miss only two weekday workdays.
  • Class limited to 24 students.
  • Numerous valuable role plays with personalized role play coaching and feedback for each student.
  • Meets the basic training requirements for admission to the court’s civil mediation roster under Rule 1:40.  Visit njcourts.com for complete roster admission requirements.
  • All course graduates may return and audit the course again anytime it is offered by paying a fee to cover meals and materials.
  • NJAPM is an association of professionals engaged in and dedicated to the practice of dispute resolution through mediation.
  • Mediation is NJAPM's only business!


About the Faculty (Faculty subject to change)

Jonathan Hyman, Esq. Professor (emeritus) of law at Rutgers Newark Law School; mediator, arbitrator and trial attorney; author of numerous articles on mediation

Robert Lenrow, Esq., APM Mediator and attorney; past officer of NJAPM; winner of 2012 Richard K. Jeydel Award for Excellence in ADR

Robert McDonnell, MS, APM Professional mediator and arbitrator; past president of NJAPM; founder of Alliance Mediation

Terri Reicher, Esq. Teaches alternative dispute resolution at Seton Hall and William Paterson Universities; officer of Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court

Marvin Schuldiner, MBA, APM Professional mediator and arbitrator; director of civil mediation training for NJAPM; NJAPM past president; chair of NJAPM’s mediator quality committee