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NJAPM Annual Civil & Divorce Mediation Seminar: Sat. 6-20-2020

June 20 @ 8:15 am - 4:05 pm

$95 – $205

NJAPM's Sixth Annual Civil & Divorce Mediation Seminar

"Mediation 2020: New Decade/New Perspectives"

Originally Scheduled for April 25; Now Scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 8:15 AM to 4:05 PM


Rutgers Atrium, Somerset, NJ (Exit 10 off Route 287, Across from the DoubleTree Hotel)


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New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) is pleased to notify you of our Sixth Annual Civil and Divorce Mediation Seminar, Mediation 2020: New Decade/New Perspectives, scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 8:15 AM to 4:05 PM at the Rutgers Atrium in Somerset, New Jersey.  The seminar is open to all interested parties.


After a light breakfast, and a welcome by this year's co-chairs, Anju D. Jessani and Katherine Newcomer, NJAPM President, Gabielle Strich, will provide an organizational update.   Also in the morning plenary session, two leading experts will conduct interactive presentations:

  • Andrew Smith, Featured Speaker will present: Putting your mediation practice to the test.  Andrew served as president of NJAPM from 2014-2016, and has a diverse background as an attorney, mediator, arbitrator, engineer, teacher, business and technology leader. Andrew provides leadership training and related programs nationally.  Visit Andrew's website to learn more about his practice: www.alslawgroup.com
  • Brad Heckman, Expert Speaker will present: Transferring and translating mediation/peace building skills from the international arena to New Jersey’s mediation services.  Brad is a professor at NYU's Center for Global Affairs, where he teaches courses in international conflict resolution. Until recently, he also served as CEO of the New York Peace Institute, one of the nation's largest conflict resolution services.  His presentations incorporate his own illustrations, pop culture, humor and theater techniques. Watch Brad in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUVmPVKaJzk


Following  a networking lunch, we will have two sessions of breakout afternoon.  Civil mediation workshops will be introduced by Felicia Farber, and divorce mediation workshops will be introduced by Lynn Norcia.

First Set of Workshops: Choose Civil or Divorce Track

  • Civil Workshop - Managing your 1:40 Civil Case more effectively from initial referral to getting paid: Felicia Farber, Andrew Smith and Michele Cresti


  • Divorce Hot Topics, Part 1 (25 Min. Presentations + 5 Q&A for each topic):  The new NJ court program on Economic Mediation for domestic violence cases, and a review of DV rules for private cases in your mediation practice: Judge Lawrence Jones and Christine Heer, and Legal Weed, family law and mediation: Pamela Copeland

Second Set of Workshops: Choose Civil or Divorce Track

  • Civil Workshop: Minkowitz v Israeli (2013), mediation/arbitration rules, the new NJ arbitration law, and practice opportunities/implications: Gabrielle Strich


  • Divorce Hot Topics, Part 2 (25 Minute Presentations + 5 Minutes Q&A for each topic):  Relocation issues in mediation including intrastate moves (AJ v RJ 2019): Lynn Norcia, and the Top 5 financial errors in divorce mediation: Amber Leach

The seminar will close with a plenary ethics presentation with Robert Lenrow and TBA panelists on When should a mediated agreement be binding: Reconciling the Standards of Conduct for Mediators, Willingboro, and reality. 


Included with your registration:

  • All meals, conference materials, and continuing education credits as applicable


Continuing Education Credits

  • 6.4 NJ CLE’s including 1.0 Ethics Credits
  • 6.4 CPE including 1.0 Ethics Credits
  • 5.33 NJAPM Credits
  • This class satisfies the 4-hour annual continuing mediation education requirement to remain on both the family economic roster, and also the civil 1:40 roster


Registration Fees  (Lower member rates in 2020!)

Early Bird Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Member Rate: $155
  • Early Bird Non-Member Rate: $185
  • Early Bird FT Student Rate with ID Emailed to njapm@c3workplace.com: $105
  • Pre-Approved Volunteer/Speaker Rate: $95

(Please note that you can join NJAPM starting April 1 with your payment of $65 in dues paid through 9/30/2020)

Standard Registration Fees: Early bird fees will increase by $20 after 5/29/2020

Payment at the Door: On day of event will be an additional $20 over standard registration fees



Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund less a $20 administrative processing fee before May 29 (so no penalty for early registration as you get a discount).  After May 29, 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, but we will send you conference materials and access to the conference DropBox.
  • See NJAPM Coronavus policy for full refunds for health related concerns.


Advertising (B&W), and Sponsorship, Conference Book is 8.5” by 11” (Copy Ready); Deadline for Providing Advertising is May 22; sign-up online, and mail copy in PDF or JPEG Format to Lynn Norcia at:  lnorcia@starrgern.com

Back Cover: $400 (one available)

Inside Front Cover $300 (one available)

Inside Back Cover $300 (one available)

Full Page Advertisement $200 (Unlimited)

Half Page Advertisement $125 (Unlimited)

Quarter Page/Business Card $75 (Unlimited)


Booths (Includes All Meals and Conference Materials)

Including One Attendee $375

Extra Attendee Pays Regular Registration

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June 20
8:15 am - 4:05 pm
$95 – $205


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


Anju D. Jessani
Katherine Newcomer
Felicia Farber
Lynn Norcia


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Early Bird Member Rate: $155
NJAPM's 6th Annual Civil & Divorce Mediation Seminar Member Rate
$ 155.00
Early Bird Non-Member Rate: $185
NJAPM's 6th Annual Civil & Divorce Mediation Seminar
$ 185.00
136 available
Early Bird Student (Full Time)Rate with ID Emailed to njapm@c3workplace.com: $105
NJAPM's 6th Annual Civil & Divorce Mediation Seminar FT Student Rate with ID
$ 105.00
136 available
Pre-Approved Volunteer/Speaker Rate: $95
NJAPM's 6th Annual Civil & Divorce Mediation Seminar volunteer rate
$ 95.00
136 available