Mediation is gaining traction as the preferred way for divorcing couples to
resolve their issues. With rising legal costs and busy court dockets, mediation
is often a less expensive and more efficient alternative for clients seeking a
divorce. It is increasingly common that divorcing couples
utilize the services of a mediator at some juncture on their path to
As the market for mediation has grown at record speeds, so too have the
number of mediators looking to break into the market. Mediators who help
memorialize clients' agreements in writing and attorneys who use these written
agreements to craft separation agreements will benefit from this program.
Attendees will learn to refine their skills for drafting a document that a)
adequately represents the agreement or compromise between the parties and
b) that will pass judicial muster. Our panelists will offer their
tips, samples, and best practices as well as guide mediators through the
pitfalls that sometimes accompany mediated
I. The Role as Mediator - Drafting as a Neutral
II. Language Particular to Mediated Agreements
III. Separation Agreement Checklist - What must be included? What
should be included?
IV. How to guide mediation clients through legalese without giving
V. Pitfalls of mediated agreements - what to avoid
VI. Judicial Approval of Mediated Agreements
Panelists and their affiliations:
Hon. Randy Jill Kaplan
Justice, Probate and Family Court
Hon. Joan P. Armstrong
First Justice, Suffolk County Probate and
William Levine, Esq.
Levine Dispute Resolution Center LLC
Alexander D. Jones, Esq.
Ginsburg Leshin Gibbs & Jones, LLP.
BBA Member - $130.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Student - $30.00
Register here or by printing & mailing the course brochure. One
may also register by emailing the BBA at email@example.com
If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please
contact us about tuition discounts.