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Mediation & Law


Conflict Resolution Neutrality
This course examines the elusive concept of “mediator neutrality.” Workshop format is interactive, exploring the ethical and behavioral hallmarks of mediator neutrality through class discussion and analysis of mediation videos. Note: This course covers material congruent with Judicial Rule 17 Continuing Education requirements and the MPME mandate for Continuing Education in mediation ethics. Topics discussed will be different concepts meant by mediators when they talk of “neutrality,” three aspects of neutrality important to consider in the practice of mediation (process, content, and relationship), and mediator behaviors which convey a sense of neutrality. .2 CEUs.
Tuition: $99 (includes $59 in fees*)
Wed Dec 11 6:30PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XH-113 7720 #1945
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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 Nov 09-Nov 17   Hickory Ridge XH-139 7735 #1931
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*)
Aug 14-Sep 20   Online XO-304 4887 #1139
Sep 11-Oct 18   Online XO-304 4040 #5041
Oct 16-Nov 22   Online XO-304 4041 #5042
Nov 13-Dec 20   Online XO-304 4042 #5043
Dec 11-Jan 17   Online XO-304 4043 #5044
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