New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
Presents our

25th Annual Conference:
Mediator Techniques – What do we really know?

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at The Imperia on Easton Avenue
1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey 08873

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Agenda

8:15 – 9:00

Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome and Introduction
Carl Cangelosi, JD, APM
New Jersey Mediation Group

9:45 – 10:45

Featured Presentation

Mediator Techniques—What do we really know? Gary Weiner, Esq., Chair of ABA Report of the Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques

Gary Weiner is a California attorney who has mediated a array of cases in most areas of general civil litigation ranging from multi-party county lane easements disputes to billion dollar civil matters. He is the author of an influential white paper “A Call for Evidence Based Mediation Quality Standards” and chair of the ABA Mediation Research Task Force.

9:10 – 9:45

Introduction of NJAPM officers and directord
NJAPM Annual Meeting
Gabrielle Strich, Esq., APM; President of NJAPM
Strich Law Firm

9:45 – 10:45

Featured Presentation

Mediator Techniques—What do we really know? Gary Weiner, Esq., Chair of ABA Report of the Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques

Gary Weiner is a California attorney who has mediated a array of cases in most areas of general civil litigation ranging from mult-party county lane easements disputes to billion dollar civil matters. He is the author of an influential white paper “A Call for Evidence Based Mediation Quality Standards” and chair of the ABA Mediation Research Task Force.

10:45 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 12:00

Mediator Techniques Workshop

Douglas Frenkel, Esq.

Douglas Frenkel is the architect of the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s nationally renowned clinical program having served as Director of the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies from 1980 to 2008. Under his leadership, the program grew to include real-case courses in litigation, transactional representation, mediation, legislation, child advocacy and transnational lawyering. He specializes in alternative dispute resolution generally and mediation in particular. He is the author of innovative teaching materials and videotapes in this field and frequently serves as a mediator in employment, commercial, educational and family matters.

12:00 – 1:15

Lunch

1:15 – 2:15

Breakout sessions

  1. How to draft a MOU
  2. A panel of three mediators, William Donahue, Esq., APM, Anju Jessani, MBA, APM and Lauren LoSchiavo, LCSW, APM will explain how they draft MOUs. Topics include:
  3. Do I draft an MOU or a Marital Settlement Agreement and why
  4. Do I use a template to draft the MOU/agreement
  5. How much detail and documentation do I include into the MOU/agreement
  6. Do I prepare/include a CIS, child support guidelines worksheet, balance sheet, budget, affidavit of insurance
  7. Conference attendees will receive in electronic format sample MOUs, MOU templates, and illustrative MOU provisions, along with sample agreements to mediate, and other resources.

Moderated by Carl Cangelosi, JD, APM

  1. What can NJAPM Do to Increase the Number of Court and Other Professional Civil Case Referrals
  2. This issue will be discussed by a panel of three mediators, Felicia Farber, Esq, APM, Diane Peyser, Esq., and Robert Margulies, Esq.

Moderated by Bradley Ferencz, JSC (Ret.)

2:15 – 3:15

Breakout sessions

  • Family Law Update
    Lawrence Jones, JSC (Ret.)
  • Mistakes Lawyers and Mediators Make in Civil Mediations
    Felicia Farber, Esq., APM

3:15 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 4:30

Ethics
Robert Lenrow, Esq., APM

Member: $165
Non-Member: $215
Full-time student: $65
There is a $50 surcharge for registering at the conference. NJAPM speaker/volunteer—$90; pre-approval required
Cancellation policy—Full refund prior to November 1; A $65 administrative fee will be applied starting November 1.
The conference qualifies for 6 CLE credits, including 1.2 ethics credits. The conference also fulfills the AOC’s 4.0-hour annual requirement for mediators.For more information, or to register, please visit www.njapm.org.
IMPORTANT: If you are member, please login in first to get the membership discount.For more information, please contact Carl Cangelosi at carl.cangelosi@gmail.com

When

November 17th, 2018 9:00 AM through 4:30 PM

Where

1714 Easton Avenue
The Imperia
Somerset, NJ 08873

Conference Fee

Non NJAPM Member Registration $ 215.00
Full Time Student (proof of student status must be provided) $ 65.00
“NJAPM member” $ 165.00
Speaker or Pre-Approved volunteer $ 90.00