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Domestic Mediation Training

The Utah State Court system requires mediators to complete a court-approved, advanced training in domestic mediation and a formal domestic mediation mentorship with a court-approved mentor in order to qualify as a domestic or divorce mediator on the Court Roster of Mediators. To view the court requirements, click here.

UDR’s Domestic Mediation Training Workshop and Domestic Mediation Mentorship Program meet the training and experience requirements established by Court Rule 4-510.

Workshop Location

Unless otherwise noted, UDR workshops will take place at the Law & Justice Center in Salt Lake City (645 South 200 East). UDR mentorships may be arranged through the Salt Lake City or Ogden offices.
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Domestic Mediation Training Seminar

UDR's Domestic Mediation Training builds upon basic mediation practices and skills as presented in the Basic Mediation Training workshop. The Domestic training presents topics specific to mediating domestic issues, particularly divorce, custody, custody, and paternity cases. The workshop provides training in dividing assets and debts, developing parenting plans, calculating child support, and addressing other on-going child-related expenses and tax considerations. This training is offered with two variations: 32 and 40 hours; each variation is described below.

This highly interactive workshop gives participants a foundation of knowledge for mediating in the domestic arena and provides opportunities to gain experience conducting mock mediations in a domestic context. A variety of presenters includes professional practitioners who work in the family arena including psychologists, mediators, and attorneys. This workshop covers the following topics:
  • Utah Domestic Law for Mediators (40-hour version)
  • Steps for Obtaining a Divorce in Utah
  • Psychological and Emotional Factors in Divorce
  • Convening the Mediation
  • Parenting Plans
  • Child Support and Child-Related Expenses
  • Dividing Assets
  • Allocating Debts
  • Tax Considerations
  • Writing a Memorandum of Understanding
  • Ethical Considerations in Domestic Mediation
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Intake Procedures and Domestic Violence Screening

Prerequisites

Prior to attending this training, participants must complete a 40-hour court-approved Basic Mediation Training and twenty hours of practicum as required to qualify as a basic level mediator on the Utah Court Roster.

32-Hour Domestic Mediation Training

The 32-hour version of UDR’s Domestic training is only open to attorneys who practice in the area of domestic law. Other participants are required to attend the 40-hour version, which includes a full day on the basics of Utah domestic law. Attorneys are welcome to register for and attend the additional day. Many lawyers have found it valuable to attend this extra day to review domestic law basics. Attorneys who want CLE credit for this workshop are asked to pay an additional $50 to cover costs and processing time. The 32-hour version of the workshop qualifies for 28 hours of CLE, which includes 2 hours of ethics.

Cost

$795 early registration (full payment received at least one month prior to the workshop start date)


$895 standard registration (full payment received less than one month but at least one week prior to the workshop start date)

$995 late registration (full payment received less than one week prior to the workshop start date)


$50 CLE fee (This workshop qualifies for 28 hours of CLE, which includes 2 hours of ethics.)

Registration

To register for this training, click here.

40-Hour Domestic Mediation Training with Domestic Law Basics

This version of UDR’s Domestic workshop is required for all participants who are not lawyers practicing in the area of family law. The first day of training includes information about legal procedures and the fundamentals of Utah domestic law. Attorneys who want CLE credit for this workshop are asked to pay an additional $50 to cover costs and processing time. This workshop qualifies for 35 hours of CLE, which includes 2 hours of ethics.

Cost

$995 early registration (full payment received at least one month prior to the workshop start date)


$1,050 standard registration fee (full payment received less than one month but at least one week prior to the workshop start date)

$1,195 late registration (full payment received less than one week prior to the workshop start date)


$50 CLE fee (This workshop qualifies for 35 hours of CLE, which includes 2 hours of ethics.)

Registration

To register for this training, click here.



Domestic Mediation Refresher

This training is designed for individuals who have completed domestic mediation training and need or want to refresh their knowledge and skills. This interactive, skills-based workshop is court-approved and qualifies for continuing education credit as required by the Utah Courts to be listed on its Roster of Mediators. UDR has applied to the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education to qualify this workshop for 7.5 hours of CLE credits, including 2-hours of ethics.

The Domestic Mediation Refresher Training workshop costs $200 if payment is received at least one month prior to the training and $250 thereafter. This one-day workshop covers the following topics:

  • Screening Best Practices
  • Mediator's Opening Statement and the Agreement to Mediate
  • Ethical Guidelines for the Practice of Domestic Mediation
  • Asset and Debt Division
  • Time-Sharing Arrangements
  • Decision-Making and Information Access
  • Ongoing Child-Related Expenses
  • Tax Considerations
  • Spousal Support
  • Preparing the Memorandum of Understanding

Prerequisites

Prior to attending this training, participants must have completed a domestic mediation training.

Cost

$215 early registration (full payment received at least one month prior to training)


$265 standard registration fee (full payment received less than one month but at least one week prior to training)

$275 late registration (full payment received less than one week prior to training)


$15 CLE fee (This workshop qualifies for 7.5 hours of CLE, which includes 2 hours of ethics.)

Registration

To register for this training, click here.


Domestic Mediation Mentorship Program

UDR’s Domestic Mentorship Program exceeds the basic requirements for the mentorship component required to qualify for the Utah Court Roster of Domestic and Divorce Mediators. In addition to observing and conducting the required six mediations with a court-approved mentor, UDR mentees will gain additional experience, including opportunities to screen family cases for domestic violence, observe two or three other family mediators, complete relevant assignments, and participate in group and/or individual debriefing sessions. This chart compares UDR's Domestic Mentorship with another provider:

UDR Domestic Mentorship Comparison:

UDR vs. Other Provider


Mentorship Components


UDR

Other
Provider

Meets basic requirements –
Utah Court Roster of Domestic Mediators

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Includes domestic violence screening
of mediation participants

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Includes experience conducting intake
of mediation participants

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Gives priority for acceptance onto
UDR’s Family Mediation Roster

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Includes personalized match with a
qualified domestic mentor

ü

Includes two required mediation observations
with mentor

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Includes 2-3 additional observations of
other family mediations

ü

Includes two required co-mediation sessions
with mentor

ü

ü

Includes two required solo-mediations
with mentor observing

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ü

Includes assignment to prepare memorandum
of understanding; receive feedback

ü

Includes assignment to prepare personal agreement to mediate; receive feedback

ü

Includes participation in 2-3 group or individualized sessions for ongoing training

ü

Includes meeting with mentor for final review

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Includes meeting with mentorship program director to define ongoing development plan

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Mentorship Components

UDR’s Domestic Mentorship Program includes an estimated 60 hours of experiential activities. To access a list of program components, click this link: Domestic Mentor Program

Prerequisites

Prior to acceptance in UDR’s Domestic Mentorship Program, a UDR mentee must:

  • Qualify as a basic level mediator on the Utah Court Roster of Mediators.
  • Complete a Utah court-approved 32-hour (minimum) domestic mediation training workshop that includes at least six hours of domestic violence screening. (Note: The applicant must have completed the domestic training within the prior year, or if the training was completed longer than one year ago, the applicant must have been active as a mediator during the previous year.)
  • Demonstrate a level of skill using a facilitative model of mediation. Acceptance to the UDR mentorship program may be contingent on the applicant's demonstration of skills.

Cost

Graduates of UDR's Domestic Training

*$1,295 if paid in full prior to beginning the mentorship

*$1,460 if paid by four installments of $365 each

Graduates of Other Domestic Training Seminars

*$1,500 if paid in full prior to beginning the mentorship

*$1,600 if paid by four installments of $400 each


Application

To
apply for a UDR Domestic Mediation Mentorship,
contact Utah Dispute Resolution:
info@utahdisputeresolution.org
801-532-4841
Main Office:
Law & Justice Center
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Northern Utah Office:
YCC Center
2261 Adams Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Phone: 801 532-4841
Fax: 801-531-0660
Toll Free Phone: (877) 697-7175
Email: info@utahdisputeresolution.org