8 Hour Mediation – Observation Course (Role-play)
This course will provide the students with an opportunity to review and practice basic mediation skills techniques and will allow the students to observe certified mediators conduct mediations in accordance with the VA Supreme Court rules of ethics and procedures. The course will give each student the opportunity to mediate and to observe sound mediation techniques while practicing each stage of the mediation process. The class will serve as an alternative to observing a mediation referred by the court to meet the requirements necessary to become a certified mediator. Each student will serve as a mediator in at least one role-play.