Mediation Skills and Process for Bridge Builders | April 22, 2022

This two-hour CLE program, sponsored by the VBA Young Lawyers Division, VBA at Karsh, Joint ADR Committee and John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics, will devote 1.5 hours of a 2-hour time slot to ground its audience in classic mediation process and core characteristics of the process that should be observed even when the process is customized.

A combination of didactic and interactive presentation, it will highlight what makes mediation process effective to enable disputants to reach compromise and agreement and will teach skills used by the mediator. Such skills will be shown as helpful as well to attorneys in negotiation and to parties in conflict.

With such knowledge as a foundation, the program will prepare young lawyers who volunteer to teach the YLD Middle School Course in Virginia, “Building Bridges: Toward Civic Engagement, A Middle School Training in Mediation Skills.”

MCLE Credits: 1.5 (0.0 Ethics) Anticipated*
*Application for approval for this program is pending with the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

Learn more about the inspiration behind this program from the following articles in the VBA Journal:


Registration is open. This program is free for VBA members and $50 for non-VBA members. Non-VBA members who are members of the Joint ADR Committee receive a 50% discount off the non-member price. Space is limited. Registration will close April 20 or when all spots are filled.

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This program’s experienced presenters include:

William Culbreth
Attorney – Mediator
Deputy Commissioner
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

Jeanne F. Franklin
Virginia Certified Mentor Mediator
Attorney at Law (Ret.)
Franklin Solutions

Meg Heubeck, MA, M.Ed.
Director of Instruction
Youth leadership Initiative
UVA Center for Politics

Patrick Bolling
Principal – Attorney
Woods Rogers PLC

Caroline Legros
Director of Education and Programs
John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics