Family Law Mediation Boot Camp [incl. 1 Ethics hour]


CLE Credits earned: 3 GENERAL / 1 ETHICS (or 3 LAW & LEGAL / 1 ETHICS for WA state)

Attorneys taking the Family Law Mediation Boot Camp can expect to learn basic mediation skills, understand conflict, and learn various mediation and negotiation styles while effectively listening to clients, dealing with mediation challenges, and experiencing issues of domestic violence. During this boot camp, attorneys will also learn the seven (7) stages of Family Law mediation, receive sample handouts, and obtain one (1) hour of ethics credit.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Basic Mediation Skills
•   Dealing with Domestic Violence in the Mediation Process
•   Stages of Family Law Mediation
•   Standards of practice

Date / Time: February 21, 2019

•   10:00 am – 2:15 pm Eastern
•   9:00 am – 1:15 pm Central
•   8:00 am – 12:15 pm Mountain
•   7:00 am – 11:15 am Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: February 21, 2019

Kelly Davidzuk, Esq. works every day in her family law practice at Stange Law Firm, PC as a Partner managing the West Region of the firm in the St. Charles, Troy, and Lee’s Summit, Missouri office along with the Overland Park, Kansas City (by appointment only), and Wichita, Kansas offices. Kelly is also a trained mediator and collaborative law attorney.

Kelly earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. She worked hard in law school and continued to work hard in the area of family law and other areas of civil litigation before she joined the team at Stange Law Firm, PC. Kelly has worked for the firm since 2011. She is licensed in both Missouri and Kansas.

Kelly has spoken at many continuing legal education seminars. She has also received numerous awards from organizations such as Lead Counsel, the National Advocates, the National Academy of Family Law attorneys and others. Kelly is also the Treasurer of the Missouri Collaborative Institute and the Founder/Chair of a non-profit organization raising money for children – Parting Clouds, Inc.

After living in the Appalachian Mountains during law school, Kelly moved back to her hometown of St. Charles, Missouri. Kelly met her husband shortly after returning to Missouri and settled down in the Lake St. Louis area. In her spare time, Kelly loves nothing more than to spend time with her husband and two sons at all of the outdoor St. Louis Family hot pots. Kelly also loves hockey, soccer and international travel.

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Section I. Basic Mediation Skills
a) Understanding Conflict
        i. Conflict Definition and Alternatives
        ii. Causes of Conflict
        iii. Components of Conflict
        iv. Responses to Conflict
b) Styles of Mediation
        i. Mediation Definition
        ii. Benefits
        iii. Role of a Mediator
        iv. Evaluative
        v. Facilitative
        vi. Transformative
        vii. Combination of Styles
c) Negotiating Styles
        i. Positional Bargaining
        ii. Interest Based Bargaining
d) Effective Listening
        i. Mirror and Affirm
        ii. Reframing
        iii. Questions versus Statements
        iv. Labeling
e) Challenges in Mediation
        i. Caucus
        ii. Preventing and Breaking Impasse
f) Domestic Violence and Tolman Screening Model
        i. Types of Domestic Violence
        ii. Power Balance
        iii. Providing Safety

Section II. Stages of Family Law Mediation
a) The Seven (7) Stages of Family Law Mediation
b) Consultation Session
        i. Purpose and Process
        ii. Sample Consultation Agreement
c) Learning and Setting Expectations
        i. Purpose and Process
        ii. Sample Mediation Agreement
        iii. Homework
d) Gathering of Documents
        i. Sample Questionnaire
        ii. Sample Document Exchange List
        iii. Sample Statement of Income and Expenses
        iv. Sample Statement of Property
e) Property Division
        i. Sample Inventory Spreadsheet
        ii. Sample Marital Settlement and Separation Agreement
f) Parenting Plan
        i. Sample Parenting Plan
g) Memorializing the Agreement
h) Follow Up

Section III. Standards of Practice (Ethics – 1 Hour)
a) Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation
b) Missouri Statute on Confidentiality in Mediation
c) Missouri Supreme Court Rule 88
d) Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators
e) Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17