Friday, May 29, 2009

Family Mediation Training

If you've been through Basic Mediation Training, and if you're interested in mediating family cases, taking our 24-hour Family Mediation Training is your next step. Because we offer this training only once a year, the demand is high. Space is limited, so call or email today to reserve your spot.

Our upcoming Family Mediation Training is in Kerrville, Texas on October 20 - 22, 2009.
It will be held at the YO Ranch Resort
2033 Sidney Baker, (830) 257-4440
Toll Free 1-877-967-3767, Fax (830) 896-8189
Ask for the Family Mediation Training room block, $83.00/night.

The training will cover topics including Family/Divorce Mediation and Family Code (General, Parent/Child Relationships, and Property), and you will have the opportunity to practice your newly learned skills with daily role play sessions.

Family Mediation Training, Ruidoso, 2008

Please call or email with any questions or to register.806-775-1720 Toll-free 1-866-329-3522

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Texas Mediation Training

Please see appropriately titled blog or contact us for more information.
806.775.1720 866.329.3522 or visit our website

Blog with information regarding:

Basic Mediation Training
Family Mediation Training
Elder Continuing Education
Healthcare Mediation Training

To be posted in the near future:

Parenting Coordinator Training
Arbitration Training
Property Tax Arbitration Training
Continuing Education (and Continuing Legal Education)
ADR Professional Continuing Education
CPS Mediation Training

Annual Healthcare Symposium
Annual Juvenile Justice Symposium

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Basic Mediation Training

South Padre and Salado have come and gone, and we're gearing up to close 2009 and prepare our 2010 Basic Mediation Trainings.

The approaching 40-hour Basic Mediation Training is in Lubbock, from August 17 - 21, at the Science Spectrum Education Center. This course is first reserved for law students and government officials, but if you're interested, please call to have your name added to the waiting list. We'll open the training to the waiting list, then the public, on July 20. The course runs 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday, with the opportunity to mediate at the Office of Dispute Resolution on Friday.

If you can't get in the Lubbock training, we have several coming up in 2010.

Join us in sunny South Padre March 1 - 5,
in beautiful Ruidoso March 22 - 26,
in historical Nacogdoches April 26 - 30,
in our home town of Lubbock August 9 - 13*,
or back in Ruidoso on September 13 - 17, 2010.

Each 40-hour Basic Mediation Training course is approved by the State Bar of Texas for 40 participatory hours, including 3 ethics. After course completion you will receive a certificate stating that you successfully completed 40 hours of training in mediation and are qualified to serve as an impartial third party in accordance with the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. At this point you will be qualified to mediate in Texas.

The course is designed to satisfy the 40 classroom hours of training required to mediate court-referred disputes as indicated in the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act § 154.052, Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code. This course also meets the Texas Mediator Trainers Roundtable's requirements.

Call or visit our training website for more information!
Toll-free 1-866-329-3522
(View previous trainings below)

*Call for details regarding Lubbock training registration. Reserved for law students.

March's South Padre Basic Mediation Training went flawlessly. Karla's Katering did a fabulous job with the snacks and luncheons, and we received some really great feedback.

"Each of the simulations taught me a specific idea: the concept of position vs. interest, listening not only to the words but for clues to the underlying issues, it sharpened my listening skills. One simulation gave me some insight in putting the party at ease up front rather than immediately going fact hunting. I had a great time with everyone at South Padre."
- R. Ash, South Padre BMT Participant

South Padre Island Basic Mediation Training, March 2 - 6, 2009.

Salado (in April) also went quite well. Aside from the week of rainy days, the group was interactive and gave good feedback as well. Several are interested in Family Mediation Training, and we look forward to meeting them again in Kerrville on October 20 - 22 for that training this year.

Salado Basic Mediation Training, April 27 - May 1, 2009.

Please call or email with any questions or to register.
806-775-1720 Toll-free 1-866-329-3522

Office of Dispute Resolution for Lubbock County

The Office of Dispute Resolution for Lubbock County is a county department which provides dispute resolution services and training for the State of Texas. Our Dispute Resolution Training Institute™ (DTRI) offers affordable, State Bar of Texas accredited training courses state-wide. These classes include 40-hour Basic Mediation Training and 24-hour Family Mediation Training, as well as a variety of Continuing Education courses.

Classes are offered all year throughout Texas. To get more information about upcoming courses and about the Office of Dispute Resolution for Lubbock County, check this blog weekly or go to

You may also contact the Office of Dispute Resolution by calling 806-775-1720, toll-free 866-329-3522, or by emailing