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Mediation & Law


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. 2.0 CEUs.

Tuition: $550 (includes $490 in fees*)
Sat & Sun Oct 20-Oct 28   Hickory Ridge XH-139 7726 #8316
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 This is where you will access the course. For more information, please call 443-518-4680.

Tuition: $180 (includes $140 in fees*)
Sep 12-Oct 19 2:19AM-2:18AM Online XO-304 4464 #3543
Oct 17-Nov 23   Online XO-304 4465 #3544
Nov 14-Dec 21   Online XO-304 4466 #3545
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