NJAPM Civil Mediation Training

Enhance your practice or career – become a court‐qualifiedand/or private practice civil mediator.

Registration and Schedule for

40-Hour Civil Training

Registration and Schedule for

Supplemental Civil Training

Mediation is rapidly becoming the preferred method for parties to resolve lawsuits and disputes. If you are an attorney, accountant, businessperson, 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 one of the following courses.

40-Hour Civil Training Course


Time: 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM each day
Dates: December 6, 7, 13, 15, 20, 21 and January 10, 11, 24 & 25
Must attend all dates!

Check back later for the spring program dates!

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

  • Multi‐disciplinary faculty: The faculty is composed of experienced mediators who are also attorneys, business persons and other professionals. This multi‐disciplinary 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 and mentors.
  • Low student‐teacher ratio: Each mediation role play group will have a coach for personalized feedback.
  • 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.
  • Instructors who are highly experienced and distinguished mediators.
  • Short duration online classes
  • 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 any time it is offered by paying a fee to cover food/materials.
  • NJ CLEs and CPEs offered.
  • NJAPM is an association of professionals engaged in and dedicated to the practice of dispute resolution through mediation.Mediation is NJAPM’s only business!
  • Fall/Winter 2020‐21 Schedule (8:30 AM to 12:45 PM each day): December 6, 7, 13, 15, 20, 21 and January 10, 11, 24 & 25
  • 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
  • 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

This course is approved by the New Jersey Courts to satisfy the training requirements for admission to the Civil Mediation Roster. This course is also approved for 48 credit hours NJ CLEs (4.2 for ethics). NY and PA attorneys may be able to apply NJ credits in those states. Please see here and Section 12 for more details and to determine if these credits will successfully transfer to NY or PA. CPE credits on request.

The course fee is $1,399. Payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the class. Course fee includes course materials (except the course textbook, which you buy on your own) mailed to you, and NJAPM membership through the end of September 2021 (current members will receive a year of extended membership).

Go online at www.njapm.org to register and pay by credit card or check, or complete the form below to pay by check.

Any cancelation by a student after fees are paid will be subject to a $300 cancelation fee ($350 cancelation fee if cancelation request received within 10 days of the start of the course). No refunds will be issued after the program has started. NJAPM reserves the right to cancel the training and return all fees.

The course is being held online via Zoom. Each 4‐hour session will have a 15‐minute break near the middle. To be awarded your completion certificate, you will be required to attend all sessions and your camera must be on during teaching times.

Maximum of 24 students in a class. This class oversold in recent terms. Register early to avoid being waitlisted.

For more information, contact Marvin Schuldiner at 732‐963‐2299
or marvs@earthlink.net

Law for Non‐Attorneys: mediators cannot be effective without speaking the language of their clients. Learn basic civil court procedure, legal terminology and strategy.
Mediation Apprenticeship: develop your mediation skills and gain experience by mediating actual court cases in special civil part under the supervision of an accredited mediator.

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6-Hour Civil Supplemental Training Course


Time: 9 AM – 12:15 PM each day via Zoom
Dates: February 23, 2021 & March 2, 2021

Seeking admission to the New Jersey Superior Court’s civil mediation rosters but you received your training more than five years ago or received your 40-hours of basic training out of the state of New Jersey? Are you a member of the court’s Family Mediation Roster and want to join the court’s Civil Mediation Roster?

NJ Court Rule 1:40-12(b)8 provides that candidates for the court’s civil mediation rosters who received their training out of state or more than five years ago take a 6-hour supplemental civil mediation training course approved by the court.

  • Facilitative methods
  • Case management techniques
  • Procedural requirements for an enforceable mediated settlement
  • NJ Court Rules regarding mediation (Rule 1:40, N.J.R.E. 519)
  • Mediator ethics
  • Guidelines for Mediator Compensation (Appendix XXVI)
  • NJ Uniform Mediation Act
  • Mediation case law
  • Multi-disciplinary faculty: The faculty is composed of experienced mediators who are also an attorney and business person. This multi-disciplinary faculty will expose you to different mediation approaches and styles. You will be a better mediator by learning from this diverse faculty.
  • Classes are limited to a maximum of 24 students.
  • Learn by lecture and demonstrations.

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