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Columbia MD, 21044
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Laurel, MD 20707
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Columbia MD, 21046
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Mediation & Law


Basic Mediation and Conflict Resolution Skills: 40 Hours

Howard Community College offers this 40-hour training, which provides a comprehensive overview of conflict resolution and intensive/interactive mediation skills building and satisfies the training requirement for designation by Maryland Circuit Courts as a mediator. Training involves small group discussions and exercises, coached role playing, videos, and lecture. Manual provided. Please bring lunch for Saturday sessions. Instructor Barbara Blake Williams has a private practice and has served as court-appointed mediator for several courts. She holds an M.P.A. in public administration, M.Ed. in counseling, and a J.D. 40 credit hours (category 1) approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. Register by April 18 and receive a $50 Early Bird Discount! 40 Continuing Education Hours approved by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists. 4.0 CEUs.

Tuition: $925 (includes $290 in fees*)
Thu, Fri & Sat (see Sat hours below) May 03-May 20 6:30PM-9:45PM Gateway Campus XI-114 7833 #8317
Saturday classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Paralegal Certificate Program

Earn a Continuing Education Certificate of Completion for Professional Development. Discover what it takes to start a paralegal career. Students will discuss legal terminology, analysis, briefs, and explore contract law. This introductory level course does not fill any prerequisites for certification. After you register, please create an online account at This is where you will access the course. For more information, please call 443-518-4680.

Tuition: $180 (includes $140 in fees*)
May 16-Jun 22   Online XO-304 4181 #8999
Jun 13-Jul 20   Online XO-304 4182 #9084
Jul 18-Aug 24   Online XO-304 4316 #0045
Aug 15-Sep 21   Online XO-304 4317 #0046
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