Teaching - Training

FAMILY LAW MEDIATION

STRAUS INSTITUTE, PEPPERDINE SCHOOL OF LAW, SINGAPORE


Presented at Singapore
November, 2016
Presented by Irwin Joseph and Dr. Don Saposnek, Ph.D., this extended version of the Malibu program was attended by thirty six (36) Judges, Attorneys and Mediators, the latter of whom were enrolled as part of the Singapore Mediator Certification Program.



MEDIATING THE LITIGATED CASE

Straus Institute, Pepperdine School of Law, Singapore

Presented at Singapore
October, 2015
Presented by Professor Peter Robinson (Pepperdine Law School) and Hon. Irwin Joseph (ret).
A six day course compressed into a four day training specifically tailored to a group of seventeen Judges, Supreme Court Judges, Attorneys and significant participants in the Singapore Mediation process in Family and Civil Court.  At the request of the participants, the curriculum was augmented by addition of Family Law materials prepared by Irwin Joseph. 



 

FAMILY LAW MEDIATION:

WHEN TIME IS NOT ON YOUR SIDE.

Straus Institute, Pepperdine School of Law, Malibu

Malibu, California campus.  Annually since June, 2009
Additionally, Baltimore, Maryland (three presentations) and Vermont Law School (two presentations)
Presented by Hon. Irwin Joseph (ret) and Dr. Don Saposnek

 A 2.5 day inter-disciplinary course for judicial officers, attorneys, facilitators, self-help center personnel and professionals who are involved with family law cases at the courthouse. Presented a total of thirteen times at venues listed above.
 
The subjects include: 
 
  • Managing implicit power imbalances
  • Mediating as a judicial officer, facilitator, or judge pro temp
  • The psychology and dynamics of high-conflict divorce
  • Working within the different contexts of recommending v. non-recommending counties
  • The anatomy of custody disputes
  • Mediating personal property, custody, and visitation issues
  • Getting past the obstacles to stipulations
  • Mediating cases involving domestic violence
  • Special problems: Self-represented litigants, the present economy, and parents who hardly know one another
  • Canons, ethics, obligations, and red flags
  • Overview of advanced mediation principles
  • Elkins Family Law Task Force Recommendations for Mediation in Family Courts
 
 

NAVIGATING THROUGH DISSOLUTION DYNAMICS IN COURT-BASED MEDIATION

Sponsored by Santa Clara University School of Law

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Santa Clara, California
2011 and 2013
 
A thirteen hour inter-disciplinary training for Bench Officers, Judges pro temp, Attorneys, Therapists and other Family Court Professionals in the Silicon Valley and Central Coastal regions of California.  Special attention will be paid to Family Court Mediation within the framework of local rules and procedures and the recommendations of the Elkins Family Law Task Force.
 
The subjects include: 
 
  • Overview of Current Mediation Models
  • Managing Power imbalances
  • Managing High-Conflict Divorces
  • Recommending v. Confidential Mediation Models 
  • Navigating Custody disputes
  • Multiple Opportunities for Mediation Within court Settings
  • Special Problems: Self-represented Litigants, the Present Economy, and Parents Who Hardly Know One Another
  • The Power of the Robe
  • Domestic Violence and Mediation 
  • Ethical Issues Presented in Mediation
13 hours MCLE/CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics credit
 
 

 NAVIGATING THROUGH DISSOLUTION DYNAMICS IN COURT-BASED MEDIATION

 Presented March, 2010 at NCJFCJ Conference

 A 2.5 hour Inter-Disciplinary Survery Course for Bench Officers, Attorneys and other Family Court Professionals.

Presented at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2010.