The NJ Supreme Court mandates that certain complex cases be sent to mediation, using court approved mediators. The program includes ALL New Jersey counties. Pursuant to Court Rule 1:40-12, those individuals who have been trained in basic mediation skills and who meet other requirements will be placed on a court-approved list and selected to mediate these cases. After the first two free hours on each case, court-approved mediators will be able to set market-rate fees for their services.
What is required to become a court-approved mediator?Eligibility for inclusion on the court’s civil mediator roster is determined by a subcommittee of the Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution. Pursuant to Court Rule 1:40-12, all applicants must be mentored by an experienced court roster mediator (who has been approved to serve as a mentor) for at least five hours in at least two Superior Court cases. Educational and experiential requirements are also necessary, as well as completion of an application form.
What do I have to do to meet the training requirements?In just full 5 days with NJICLE at the New Jersey Law Center, you can complete the basic training requirement. A distinguished panel of professionals highly experienced in mediation skills will leadyou through a series of lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and role playing. You’ll gain the knowledge you need to effectively manage conflict, enhance your communication and negotiation skills, and learn strategies for dealing with the problems you are likely to encounter during the mediation process. The course includes personal professional feedback.
Approved mediators are also required to attend four hours of continuing mediation-relatedtraining annually, commencing the year following your initial training.
This seminar also satisfies the U.S. Bankruptcy Court basic bankruptcy mediation training requirements in D.N.J. LBR 9019-1(c). Mediation: Mediator Qualifications and Compensation which requires that prospective mediators satisfy a mediation training course.
How do I register?If you are planning to attend, please register as soon as possible. Registration is limited. You can register by phone, web or fax to NJICLE.
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