The pandemic won't stop Florida's Dispute Resolution Center from holding its annual conference -- at least virtually -- from Aug. 13 to 15, 2020. Nor will it stop UWWM panelists Howard R. Marsee and Ana Cristina Maldonado from presenting their Continuing Mediator Education (CME) programs.
Although Howard and Cristina are on at the same time, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, organizers say all sessions will be recorded and available for attendees to view after the conference ends. Topics and descriptions of the their workshops are:
The conference's overall theme, "Promoting Problem Solving," is apt for the times, and it includes pre-conference training in arbitration and in elder mediation. Each of the main conference sessions is eligible for 1.2 CME hours, for a maximum of 9.6 hours including 1.2 hours of mediator ethics (E), and 1.2 hours of interpersonal violence (IPV). Additionally, The Florida Bar has approved this conference for 8.5 general hours of Continuing Legal Education, including 2.5 hours bias elimination and 3.5 hours ethics.