‘Education and Training’

November 9, 2016 — Bonus CLE before Meet & Greet

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The Intersection of Neuropsychology and Mediation

3 hours of Skills Family Mediator Credits pending

This interesting course will help you learn practical tools to help your mediation clients better handle the physiological and psychological reactions to stress they endure during mediation.

Date:   November 9, 2016

Time:  2 pm to 5 pm, prior to the Meet & Greet

Where:  The Common Man, 25 Water Street, Concord, NH

$ 50/Members,  $ 75/Non-Members




NHCRA 2016 Annual Meeting– Wednesday, June 15

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Join us in Concord for NHCRA’s Annual Meeting and for a day of education programming.

In the morning, we will have two hours of Domestic Violence credits education by the Coalition.  In the afternoon we will have an innovative learning experience with an ethics round-table.  Your panel of Meredith Richardson, James Ferro and Molly Brown will guide small group discussion on ethics hypotheticals which any mediator may encounter.

*Family Mediator Credits Pending*

When:   Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Orr and Reno, 45 S. Main Street, Concord, NH 03301


NHCRA CLE on Self-Employed Obligors, Divorce Tax Issues & Business Valuation

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Join fellow mediators and attorneys for a CLE with our amazing and experienced faculty of Richard J. Maloney, CPA, Esq., Melissa Laverty, Enrolled Agent with the IRS, and Heather Krans, Esq.

While we as mediators may only have basic knowledge of business valuation, this course will assist us in becoming familiar with valuation topics such as in depth review of tax returns and financial statements and determining when to recommend to parties or clients that they should invest in a valuation of a family business.

This course will also cover how to break down self-employed obligor income for purposes of child support and alimony calculation.  There will be an analysis of the child support guidelines worksheet with details of tax reporting included.  Our panel will also cover litigation tips on how to show the Court the presense of hidden income.

In depth discussion of pre- and post-divorce tax issues, including filing status, exemptions, itemized deductions, and alimony treatment will be included.  Learn about the elusive “innocent spouse treatment” from the IRS and how your clients could benefit from it.

Bring your real life examples or case studies for discussion with our diverse panel– questions and hypotheticals will be welcomed.

NH Bar and Family Mediator Credits pending.

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Taming Tempers 9/27/2013

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Taming Tempers and Reclaiming Calm
Friday, September 27, 2013
Audubon Center, Silk Farm Road, Concord
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

A skills-based interactive workshop in which you will learn:

How to handle emotional situations
What contributes to people losing control
What to do with the anger
What to do with the angry person
How you stay calm so you can calm others
How to reclaim and maintain a calm and constructive environment

This workshop is for attorneys, mediators, collaborative professionals, and others whose work can involve the need to manage their own and others’ emotions for a constructive outcome.  The workshop, which incorporates the work of Kevin Fauteux, PhD, Mike Staver, MA, and others, is approved for 4 hours of skills C.E.’s by the Family Mediation Certification Board;
NHMCLE and GAL Board approval pending.

Save $15 by registering early.  For registration form, click here.

Questions?  Contact
John Cameron at 603.528.2200 

AFCC Massachusetts Annual Conference March 28, 2014

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

AFCC Massachusetts Annual Conference

Location: Regis College, Weston, MA
Date: March 28, 2014

Save the Date.

For further conference details, visit www.afccnet.org.

ACR 2013 Annual Conference October 9-11

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

ACR 2013 Annual Conference
Making Peace Happen: New Normals

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Dates: October 9 – 11, 2013

Peace happens when family members work out a solution to a long-standing problem, when corporations find a way to co-exist in a competitive market and when international conflicts are resolved without bloodshed. Peace happens when the news of the day highlights a non-adversarial approach taken to address a critical issue and when our leaders at all levels engage in civil discourse to arrive at just solutions. How do we, as conflict resolution practitioners, educators and researchers, support and facilitate these conversations and make peaceful conflict resolution the norm?

The conference theme – Making Peace Happen: New Normals – focuses on how we as a field provide ways, through mediation, facilitation, negotiation and other non-adversarial processes, to create new normals in which interactions between parties make peace happen. 

Keynote Speaker: Grande Lum, the new Director of the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Program.
For full conference information & to register, visit www.acrnet.org/annual2013/

NHCRA’s Annual Meeting & Conference

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

NHCRA’s Annual Meeting & Conference
Mediating in Today’s World

Location: Southern NH University, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4 pm

We are excited to welcome Meredith Richardson, Esq., CFM as a new NHCRA Board Member.  Meredith will give a Keynote address on Conflict Coaching.  Meredith is a conflict management specialist. Trained as an attorney, she has evolved into a Mediator, Conflict Coach, Guardian ad Litem, Facilitator, Collaborative Lawyer and Parenting Coordinator.
Kysa Crusco, Esq. will be presenting a workshop in the morning from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon on, “Mediating Same Sex Divorces.”
In the afternoon, Financial Advisors Jill Boynton, CFP, CDFA  Bill Simpson, CFP,MBA John Dulmage, CFP,EA  will present, “Better Settlements in Divorce” from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Continuing Education Credits: Six Credits approved for CFM and NHBA!  
“Mediating Same Sex Divorces” approved for three CFM legal credits and three NHBA credits
“Better Settlements in Diviorce” approved for three CFM and NHBA credits.

Registration information: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=licqkicab&oeidk=a07e7ej8ce82f1da8a5

NEACR’s Regional Conference June 14-15

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

NEACR’s Regional Conference
Conflict, Communiction & Connectivity: Navigating new terrain in the digital age.

Location: Sturbridge, MA
Dates: June 14-15, 2013

Friday, June 14, features a keynote by Colin Rule and a full day of workshops and networking.
Saturday, June 15, will have a master class with Daniel Rainey, chief of staff for the National Mediation Board.
For full conference details, visit NEACR.org

Training 7 December 2012

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Legal Updates
Domestic Violence and Parenting Plans

Horseshoe Pond Place / Community Action Program
26 Commercial Street #105
Concord, NH 03301

Friday December 7, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Continuing Education Credits
Legal Updates is awaiting final approval for FMCB Credits and CLE Credits
Domestic Violence has been approved for 3 FMCB Credits and 3 CLE Credits

Need to complete your continuing education credit hours? Please join The New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association for a day of workshops.

During the morning session Marianne Rousseau, Esq. and Marjorie Kerouac, Esq. will present Updates in Family Law for 2012. They will discuss cases that were issued by the N.H. Supreme Court from March 16, 2011 to the present date. In addition, the new RSA 193:12, II(a)(2) affecting school Attendance and Legal Residence will be discussed.

The afternoon session will address Domestic Violence and Parenting Plans with presenters John Cameron, Esq. and Karen McCall.

This workshop will be helpful for anyone working to promote the best interests of children when intimate partner violence is identified. It’s designed to foster awareness of the inherent challenges faced by adult victims and their children today, as a result of the co-parenting expectation. Tools for preparing parenting plans will be provided. The workshop will also emphasize the critical need for domestic violence screening prior to commencing a family law mediation and offer some screening tools and techniques for the mediator.

To Register Click Here

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What do Aikido, Homer’s Iliad and Existential Philosophy have to do with mediation???

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Find out April 27 when Attorney Joseph Caulfield teaches a workshop on understanding emotion and managing aggression inside and outside the mediative process through the dynamic principles of the Japanese martial art, Aikido.

You’ll want to swap out the heels and neckties for comfortable duds so you can practice some physical centering and evasive movements of Aikido. The activity level would be equivalent to attending a beginner’s dance class. Participation is voluntary.

This workshop has been approved for 4 hours continuing education credit (Other) by the NH Family Mediator Certification Board.

Location: Horseshoe Pond, Concord, NH
Time Schedule: 8:30 to 1:30

Register On Line Here