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NJAPM’s Annual Civil and Divorce Mediation Seminar

June 15

$105 – $205

NJAPM's Annual Civil & Divorce Seminar

 SATURDAY, JUNE 15. 2019, 8:15 AM to 4 PM

The Imperia, Somerset, NJ
(Exit 10 off Route 287)
Theme: Leading Technology, Tools, and Techniques for Professional Mediators

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Anju D. Jessani and Katherine Newcomer, this year's co-chairs, are pleased to notify you of our upcoming seminar. This year is going to be our best seminar ever, with topics guaranteed to help expand your mediator toolbox and to make you more marketable.

After a light breakfast, and a welcome by NJAPM President, Gabielle Strich, three experts will kick-off our morning plenary/joint civil & divorce presentations, leveraging our theme of Leading Technology, Tools, and Techniques for Professional Mediators:

  • John Sands: Strategies for a Successful Career in Mediation.  John's clients include an impressive list of arbitration, clients including Major League Baseball, NHL, Verizon, various symphonies, etc. He has also mediated and "fact-found" public and private-sector labor-management collective bargaining impasses, and mediated several contract grievance and employment law disputes for 1,000's of clients.
  • Colin Rule: The Current Status and the Future Online Dispute Resolution and Demonstration of ODR ToolsColin, the guru on Online Dispute Resolution, will talk about trends in ODR for professional mediators and provide some demonstrations of ODR tools.  Colin was the Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal, and before that General Manager of Mediate.com, the largest online resource for the dispute resolution field.
  • Lawrence R. Jones: Civil and Family Topics Ethics Presentation.  Judge Jones is a Former NJ Superior Court Judge who retired in 2017.  During his seven years on the Ocean County Superior Court bench, he wrote 62 opinions, endeavoring to fill gaps in case law.  Judge Jones now teaches in NJAPM's mediation programs, in addition to being a professional mediator.


Following  Networking Lunch, We Will Have Breakout Afternoon Workshops:

  • Civil Workshops: Felicia Farber has arranged two civil interactive workshops:
    1. Felicia Farber, Moderator. Panelists John Sands, Nan Smith (backup Lisa Manshell), and Jed Marcus: What the attorneys and parties want from their mediators and what you should want from them
    2. Colin Rule and Marvin Schuldiner: How to implement free/low cost technology tools (including ODR) to expand your mediation practice 
  • Divorce Workshops: Lynn Norcia has arranged three family and divorce workshops:
    1. Lynn Strober and Tony Prizio: Life After the one-third rule of thumb died. Where are we going with alimony, including what's happening with modifications, and a suggested new rule of thumb
    2. Bruce Matez: 2019 Legal update on divorce cases
    3. Lynn Norcia, Moderator. Panelists Bill Donahue, Joan Geiger, and Dr. Eileen Kohutis: 50/50 Parenting: How to assist clients in implementing 50/50 parenting including parenting plans that work, running child support guidelines, and managing out-of-pockets expenses, and a mental health perspective


Included with Your Registration Fee

  • All Meals, Conference Materials, and Continuing Education Credits as Applicable


Continuing Education Credits

  • 6.80 NJ CLE’s including 1.0 Ethics Credits
  • 6.80 CPE including 1.0 Ethics Credits
  • 5.66 NJAPM Credits
  • This class satisfies the 4.00 hour annual continuing mediation education requirement to remain on both the family economic roster, and also the civil roster


Registration Fees - Early Bird Registration Fees Increase by $20 after 6/1/19

  • Early Bird Member Rate: $165
  • Early Bird Non-Member Rate: $185
  • Early Bird Full-Time Student/Government Rate with ID: $125
  • Pre-Approved Volunteer/Speaker Rate: $105


Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund less a $20 administrative processing fee before June 1 (so no penalty for early registration as you get a discount).  After June 1, there will be a full refund less a $50 administrative processing fee.  There will be a 50% refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of the event.  Barring exceptional situations, there will be no refunds for no shows on the day of the event.


Payment at the Door on Day of Event

  • Will be an additional $20 charge above our regular admission price, so please pay early to take advantage of our early registration discount, and our lower pre-registration rates.


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June 15
$105 – $205


Anju D. Jessani
Katerine Newcomer
Felicia Farber
Lynn Norcia


Imperia Conference Center
1714 Easton Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873 United States
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Members Registering Before June 1 $165.00
Non-Members Registering before June 1 $185.00
Unlimited available NJ State Employees and Full Time Students with ID (please mail copy of ID to NJAPM Office) $125.00
Speakers / Volunteers (Pre-Approved) $105.00