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Training and Professional Development          

FECCR's regular training programs include:

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training: Houston College of Law offers a basic 40-hour mediation training every January and August. The training is taught by Associate Dean, Catherine Burnett and Director of the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution, Debra Berman. During this 40-hour training, students serve as third-party neutrals, settlement advocates, and parties to the dispute. Emphasis is on the practice of mediation through intensive skills training. Students develop an appreciation both for the functioning of the third-party neutral and for the advocate’s role in the Alternative Dispute Resolution process. All students will have the opportunity to play the role of mediator and will be recorded doing so. This intensive training complies with both the Texas statutory requirement for mediation training, (§ 154.052 Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code) as well as the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable Standards for Mediation Training. Upon completion, students will receive their mediation certificate.

This training is currently open to attorneys only. The cost is $975 ($875 for HCL alumni) and includes all materials and complimentary parking at the law school. The course provides 40 hours of MCLE credit including 3 hour of ethics. Class runs from 9:00am-5:30pm daily.

The next training will be: January 13, 14, 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun) and January 20 & 21 (Fri. & Sat.) from 9:00 - 5:00 daily. For additional information, please contact Debra Berman at 713-646-2997.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Participants can cancel and receive a full refund if the cancellation request is received by December 12th. Participants will receive a half refund if the cancellation request is received by December 23rd.


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The Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution

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