Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 7:00 AM EDT
Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 12:30 PM EDT

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University of Richmond School of Law 
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

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Jeanne Mann 
Virginia Mediation Network 

Virginia Mediation Network Presents

2017 Annual Fall Training Conference



Program Agenda

 Saturday, September 9, 2017


Registration & Light Breakfast: 7:30AM - 8:30AM                                                                


Ethics Session:  8:30AM -10:30AM                                                                             

Applying Ethical Standards of Neutrality & Impartiality

Susan Oberman, Mediator


Session One: 10:45AM - 12:15PM

A-1 Mediator Responses to a Culture of Anger                                     Noel Levan, Mediator 

A-2 When You Speak, Listen                                                              Philip Mulford, J.D., Mediator 


LUNCH: 12:15PM-1:00PM                                                                                                            

VMN ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: 1:00PM - 1:45PM                              

 U of R ADR Society Presentation 1:45PM - 2:15PM                   

Session Two:  2:30PM - 4:30PM

B-1 Perspectives on Effective Professional Divorce Mediation:                Organizing and Sharing 37 Years of Mediation Experience              Larry Gaughan, J.D., Mediator

B-2 Working with the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement Part 1 

 Mitchell Broudy, Senior Assistant Attorney General, DCSE

Session Three: 4:15PM - 5:45PM

C-1 Addressing Culture in Mediation  

 Benjamin Jacewicz, J.D., Mediator

C-2 Working with the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement Part 2 Family Law Case Study 

 Mitchell Broudy, Senior Assistant Attorney General, DCSE   


Networking and Cocktail Hour 5:45PM - 6:30PM                            

VMN Board Meeting 6:30PM  

Program Agenda

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Registration & Light Breakfast: 7:30AM - 9:00AM                                                  

BookZone Session:  7:45AM - 8:45AM

 Jeannette Twomey, J.D., Mediator, Trainer


Session Four: 9:00AM - 10:30AM

D-1 The “Gray Divorce”:  Divorcing Later in Life                                   Brian M. Hirsch, Esquire

D-2 Looking Through the Mediation Practice Prism:                              Alighting on New Paths and Approaches

 Molly Tepper, MA, PhD Candidate


Session Five: 10:45AM - 12:15PM

E-1     Restorative Justice                                                                  Doron Samuel-Siegel, J.D.

E-2      Managing Emotions in Mediation                                              Renee Kostick Reynolds, J.D., Mediator

 Ellice Halpern, J.D., Mediator

Conference Concludes


For full conference workshop descriptions go to www.vamediation.org and view the 2017 Fall Conference Brochure.

All CME credit approvals pending. 

All CLE credit approvals pending

Cancellations & Refunds:

All requests for refunds of conference registration must be made in writing and must be received before August 25, 2017.  ANY requestes after August 25, 2017 will inccur a $50.00 administrative fee.  Because financial arrangements with the vendors will be completed by this time, no refunds will be made for cancellations received after August 25, 2017.  However, substitutions may be accepted upon written request and subject to availability.