Mastering the Fundamentals of Mediation

          mediation certificate 

          June 6-8 & 11-12, 2018 (8:30 AM - 6 PM)
          40 MCLE credits, including 1.5 hrs Elimination of Bias & 2 hrs Legal Ethics


          This comprehensive mediation training provides a unique blend of mediation theory, hands-on mediation skills training and an exploration of the sensibilities and personal qualities required to be an effective mediator. We welcome those with no previous mediation training or experience, as well as experienced mediators who wish to enhance their effectiveness. This course will also be useful for any attorney who represents clients in mediation to understand the mediation process and to be more effective in representing clients in mediation. We also encourage participation of international attorneys, notaries and Hastings LL.M. students.

          *This course satisfies training requirements for most court and agency mediation programs.

          Program highlights

          • Understanding the dynamics of conflict;
          • Developing skills to facilitate constructive dialogue;
          • Discovering your own style and strengths as a mediator;
          • Facilitating both interest-based and money negotiations;
          • Understanding and working with emotions in conflict;
          • Approaching cultural diversity;
          • Understanding mediator ethics and standards and how to implement them;
          • Working with lawyers and facilitating discussions about the law;
          • Developing internal qualities of a mediator; and
          • Creating a reflective mediation practice.


          Jessica Notini, Mediator and UC Hastings Adjunct Professor of Law

          Jessica Notini

          Jessica Notini, J.D.., is a mediator and facilitator in private practice in Lafayette, California, experienced in a wide range of disputes and now emphasizing work with probate and estate, employment, and contract disputes.  Before becoming a mediator 18 years ago, Ms. Notini practiced environmental law in San Francisco.  Ms. Notini teaches mediator and negotiation at UC Hastings and several other Bay Area schools, and has trained mediators internationally, in Latin America and Europe.  She is past Chair of the State Bar of California ADR Executive Committee and past President of the Northern California Mediation Association (now ADRNC).



          The O'Brien Center of UC Hastings College of the Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider, and certifies that this activity has been approved for 40 hours of MCLE credit, including 2 hours Legal Ethics and 1.5 hours Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession.


          The University of California, Hastings College of the Law subscribes to the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need reasonable accommodations to attend the event, please call the Disabilities Accommodations Hotline at 415.565.4848 or email your request to no later than 72 hours before the event.