Training and Professional Development
In addition to its efforts in legal education, the FECCR also provides training, educational, and professional development programs in a variety of dispute resolution processes and procedures. These programs, which are interdisciplinary by design, include both general ADR courses as well as those focused on specialty areas.
FECCR's regular training programs include:
40-Hour Basic Mediation Training: South Texas 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 STCL alumni) and includes all materials and complimentary parking at the law school.
THE NEXT 40 HOUR TRAINING WILL BE AUGUST 10-14, 2015. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL 713-646-2998.