Supreme Court Approved CLE Hours

Flexible Weekend Hours

Mediation Training Courses

Alexis Mediation provides Family Mediation Training, Civil Mediation Training, Family to Civil Mediation Training, Civil to Family Mediation Training, and Domestic Violence Training Courses, approved by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of the Tennessee Supreme Court. You do not have to be an attorney to be a mediator in the State of Tennessee. Upon completion of an approved mediation training course (and after application to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of the Tennessee Supreme Court) the applicant will be ready to mediate civil and/or family law disputes.

Family Mediation Training

This family mediation training program will consist of lectures, written exercises, group discussions, and mediation simulations. It is a 46 hour class comprised of 2 consecutive weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Each participant will be involved in role play acting as the sole mediator, plaintiff, and defendant, or attorney. During the role play (acting as mediator) the participant will be required to deliver an opening statement and mediate the dispute to a resolution. The objective of role play is for the participant to develop experience and confidence acting as a mediator.

Training covers:

Communication Skills
Community Resources and Referral Process
Court Process
Diversity Issues
Financial Issues
Tennessee Family Law
Issues Concerning Children's Needs in the Context of Divorce
Mediation Process and Techniques
Psychological Issues in Divorce and Family Dynamics
Standards of Conduct for Mediators
And more....

Civil Mediation Training

Civil Mediation Training consists of lectures, written exercises, group discussions, and mediation simulations. It is a 40 hour class comprised of 2 consecutive weekends. Each participant will be involved in role play acting as the sole mediator, plaintiff, and defendant, or attorney. During the role play (acting as mediator) the participant will be required to deliver opening statements and mediate disputes to either resolution or a specific time limit. The objective of role play is for the participant to develop experience and confidence acting as a mediator.

Training covers:

Communication Skills
Community Resources and Referral Process
Court Process
Diversity Issues
Standards of Conduct for Mediators
Rule 31 Standards and Procedures
Conflict Resolution Concepts
Negotiation Dynamics
The Unrepresented Party
State Rules, State Statutes and Local Forms
Techniques for Mediating with Multiple Parties
Handling Situations Where Individuals Do Not Have Authority to Settle
And more....

Family to Civil Mediation Training

Family to Civil Mediation Training consists of lectures, written exercises, group discussions, and mediation simulations. It is a 16 hour class comprised of 2 days. Each participant will be involved in role play acting as the sole mediator, plaintiff, and defendant, or attorney. During the role play (acting as mediator) the participant will be required to deliver opening statements and mediate disputes to either resolution or a specific time limit. The objective of role play is for the participant to develop experience and confidence acting as a mediator.
Training covers:

Communication Skills
Community Resources and Referral Process
Court Process
Diversity Issues
Standards of Conduct for Mediators
Techniques for Mediating with Multiple Parties
Handling Situations Where Individuals Do Not Have Authority to Settle
Attorneys and Mediation
The Unrepresented Party and Mediation
State Rules, State Statutes and Local Forms
Ethics Under Rule 31*
And more....

Civil to Family Mediation Training

Civil to Family Mediation Training consists of lectures, written exercises, group discussions, and mediation simulations. It is a 30 hour class comprised of 4 days. Each participant will be involved in role play acting as the sole mediator, plaintiff, and defendant, or attorney. During the role play (acting as mediator) the participant will be required to deliver opening statements and mediate disputes to either resolution or a specific time limit. The objective of role play is for the participant to develop experience and confidence acting as a mediator.
Training covers:

Communication Skills
Community Resources and Referral Process
Court Process
Diversity Issues
Financial Issues
Tennessee Family Law
Psychological Issues in Divorce and Family Dynamics
Psychological Issues in Divorce and Separation - Family Dynamics
Issues Concerning Needs of Children in Divorce
And more....

Domestic Violence Training test

Domestic Violence Training consists of lectures, written exercises, case study, group discussions, and mediation simulations. It is a 12 hour class comprised of 1 weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday). Each participant will be involved in a case study and written exercises. Once this course is completed, the techniques learned will assist the particpant in recognizing how domestic violence can have an impact in the mediation process.
Training covers:

Custody Issues and Visitation with domestic violence issues
Safety Planning and Assessments
Signs and Symptoms of Abuse
Police and Court System response to Domestic Violence
Barriers to Prosecution
Community Resources
Protective Orders
Confidentiality
Criminal Offenses Related to Domestic Violence
Concepts/Techniques of Dealing with Anger
Maintaining Control of Mediation
Attorney's role in mediation
And more....