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NJAPM Fall 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training. Payment is for all 5 Days: Dates TBA

04/13/2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Free – $1550

Spring 2019 Divorce Mediation (40-Hour) Basic Training Course; Registration Open:  Classes are from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  We start and end at these exact times. Schedule for the spring is Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14; Saturday, April 27; Saturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5.  Please only register for the class if you are able to attend all five days of our training.  We will offer the class again in the fall of 2019 (dates to be announced).

Divorce mediation is rapidly becoming the preferred method for couples to get divorced. If you are an attorney, mental health or other professional and want to become a divorce mediator and receive training from New Jersey's premier association of professional mediators, you should take this course.  This class is open to all interested parties.

Key elements 
Key Elements of Training

  • Parenting, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and domestic violence.
  • Process: How a divorce mediation is conducted from beginning to end.
  • Separate Breakout Session on Challenges of Mediating: For those having working knowledge of child support guidelines.
  • Receive documents, such as agreements to mediate, balance and expense spreadsheets, and Memoranda of Understanding in both paper and electronic format that you can customize for your practice.
  • Technique: Learn what mediation is, what good mediation skills are, and how to use these techniques in your practice.
  • 1:40 Family Economic Program: Meets 40-Hour course requirement (https://njcourts.gov/courts/family/familyrosters.html)
  • CLEs: The course qualifies for 48 NJ CLE credits including 2.4 ethics credits.
  • CPEs: The course qualifies for 48 CPE credits including 2.4 ethics credits.


Program features

  • Multi-disciplinary faculty: The faculty is composed of attorneys, mental health professionals, CPA's and other professionals who mediate divorces regularly.
  • 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.
  • Low student-teacher ratio: There will a ratio of 1 instructor for every 8 students for role plays.
  • Weekend classes for your convenience.
  • Follow-up teleconference three months after training session.


Method of instruction

  • Lecture: Learn from prominent mediators and other experts.
  • Faculty demonstration: Learn by watching experienced mediators.
  • Student role plays: Learn by doing.


Why take your training from NJAPM?

  • NJAPM is the largest mediation association in  New Jersey with approximately 400 members
  • Our mission is to act as a training and educational  resource for mediators.
  • NJAPM is dedicated solely to mediation.


About the Faculty (Faculty subject to change)

  • Carl Cangelosi, JD, APM; Former attorney and CEO; past president of NJAPM and founder of New Jersey   Mediation Group; www.njmediation.org
  • William H. Donahue, Jr. Esq., APM; Family and divorce attorney with extensive mediation practice. Author of Reconcilable Differences; www.itsmydivorce.com
  • Christine Heer, JD, LCSW; Specializes in victim services; mediator, attorney, social worker, and professor; https://www.shu.edu/profiles/christineheer.cfm
  • Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM; Past president of NJAPM; Wharton MBA with extensive experience mediating in private practice and for the courts; www.dwdmediation.org
  • Lawrence R. Jones, Esq.: Retired family court judge (2017) currently in private practice as a mediator and arbitrator; graduate of NJAPM training; http://lawrencerjones.com
  • Kenneth Neumann, Ph.D., APM; Founder in 1983 of Center for Family & Divorce Mediation; founding member of Academy of Prof. Family Mediators; http://divorcemediation.com
  • Jeffrey Urbach, CPA ABV,CVA CFE  Founding partner at Urbach & Avraham, CPAs; specializes in matrimonial litigation, economic mediation & collaborative law; www.uandacpas.com


Credits (CLE & CPE)
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 seehttps://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/approvedjurisdictions.shtml and https://www.pacle.org/about/rulesregs.asp (Section 12) for more details and to determine if these credits will successfully transfer to NY or PA.  CPE credits on request.


Registration Information
The course fee is $1,550 if paid in full on or prior to to a month before the class starts. One month or earlier before the class starts you may reserve your space by paying a $300 non-refundable deposit (by March 13). The remainder of the course fee for those who have made deposits must be made one month before the class starts, or you risk losing your reserved spot. New registrations made within one month of the class (after March 13), must be paid in full. Course fee includes daily lunch and snacks, and course materials (except for optional course reading recommendations).

  • Students cancelling more than five days before the class starts who are paid-in-full,  will receive a $1,250 refund.
  • Students cancelling five or less days before the class starts who are paid-in-full, will receive a $1,162.50 refund.
  • Except in extreme situations, refunds will not be issued after the program starts; student will be offered the opportunity to take the next scheduled training.

The course is at the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium, 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873 
Exit 10 from Route 287, Easton Ave to Davidson; parking readily available. Public transportation oprtion: train to New Brunwick, and then taxi/Uber to the Atrium.
Maximum of 24 students in a class. This class oversold in recent terms.  Register early to avoid being waitlisted.

For more information, contact Anju Jessani at 201-217-1090 or ajessani@dwdmediation.org 

Class Brochure: Please click link below to access program brochure which includes a mail-in form for deposit.

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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Free – $1550
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Anju D. Jessani
(201) 217-1090


Rutgers Atrium Continuing Education Center
300 Atrium Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873 United States
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