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 forHouston College of Lawalumni) and includes all materials and complimentary parking at the law school. The course provides 40 hours of MCLE credit including 3 hours of ethics. Class runs from 9:00am-5:30pm daily.

The next training will be August 8-12, 2016. To register and pay, please click the link below. 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 July 15th. Participants will receive a half refund if the cancellation request is received by July 29th.

The August training is currently full. To be placed on the waitlist, please email



The Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution

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