Becoming a Mediator: Your Guide to Career Opportunities

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Mediation is a becoming a popular way to resolve legal disputes -- and the need for qualified mediators is growing by leaps and bounds. If you're ready to explore a profession in this rapidly expanding field, start with Becoming a Mediator. This book is not only your guide to all the different career paths you can follow -- it helps you evaluate whether a career in mediation is right for you. Written for both lawyers and laypersons, Becoming a Mediator provides a complete overview of what mediation is, ...
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Overview

Mediation is a becoming a popular way to resolve legal disputes -- and the need for qualified mediators is growing by leaps and bounds. If you're ready to explore a profession in this rapidly expanding field, start with Becoming a Mediator. This book is not only your guide to all the different career paths you can follow -- it helps you evaluate whether a career in mediation is right for you. Written for both lawyers and laypersons, Becoming a Mediator provides a complete overview of what mediation is, information on where to get training and certification, practical advice about finding -- or creating -- work, examinations of careers in mediation, mediation support and mediation-related fields and sample rules and standards of conduct. This book also includes state-by-state listings of mediation offices, plus a nationwide listing of mediation organizations and services.
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Lovenheim and Doskow, in a satisfying read, effectively present those interested in a mediation career with all of the information necessary to make that dream a reality.
— Paul A. Aiello
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413300772
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Lovenheim is a graduate of Cornell Law School, a professional mediator and author of Nolo's How to Meditate Your Dispute and Mediate Don't Litigate. He has served as legal counsel and director of program development for the Center for Dispute Settlement in Rochester, NY and was the founding president of Empire Mediation and Arbitration, a private dispute resolution company.

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Table of Contents

1.What Is Mediation?
2. Self-Evaluation: Is Mediation the Right Career for You?
3. Where Mediators Work
4. Mediator Training and Education
5. Job Opportunities in Mediation
6. Job Opportunities in Mediation Support
7. Job Opportunities in Mediation-Related Fields
Appendix A. Sample Rules of Mediation
Appendix B. Standards of Conduct for Mediators
Appendix C. National and Regional Mediation Organizations and Services
Appendix D. Statewide Mediation Offices
Appendix E. Degree and Certficiate Programs in Conflict Resolution
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