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Mediation & Law


Basic Mediation and Conflict Resolution Skills: 40 Hours

Register by April 11 and receive a $50 early bird discount.

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. 4.0 CEUs.

Tuition: $925 (includes $290 in fees*)
Thu, Fri & Sat (see Sat hours below) Apr 30-May 16 6:30PM-9:45PM Gateway Campus XI-114 7777 #5847
Saturday classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Family Mediation: Child Access Training

How do you help families reorganize themselves amid separation or divorce? How do you help parents who have never married work together to meet their children’s needs? Learn key concepts of family dynamics and relevant legal topics so that you can assist parents in transition. Workshop format includes small group exercises, discussions, simulations, video, and lecture. Successful completion of this 20-hour course satisfies the Child Access Mediation Training requirements under Maryland Judicial Rule 9-205.

Instructor Barbara Williams, M.P.A., M.Ed., J.D. has a private practice in mediation and is listed on the rosters for court-appointed mediation with several Circuit Courts in Maryland. Instructor subscribes to the Maryland Program on Mediator Excellence. Prerequisite: 40-hr Basic Mediation Training. Refunds issued only up until seven days before course start date. Please bring a bag lunch. 2.0 CEUs.

Tuition: $550 (includes $490 in fees*)
Sat & Sun Jul 25-Aug 02   Hickory Ridge XH-139 7766 #2462
Saturday classes will be held 9am-4:30pm & Sunday classes will be held 12:30pm-4:15pm.
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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 ed2go. com/howardcc. This is where you will access the course. For more information, please call 443-518-4680.

Tuition: $190 (includes $145 in fees*)
Mar 18-Apr 24   Online XO-304 4252 #7096
Apr 15-May 22   Online XO-304 4253 #7097
May 13-Jun 19   Online XO-304 4254 #7098
Jun 17-Jul 24   Online XO-304 4401 #1782
Jul 15-Aug 21   Online XO-304 4402 #1784
Aug 12-Sep 18   Online XO-304 4403 #1785
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