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     Alexis Mediation provides Family Mediation Training, Civil Mediation Training, Family to Civil Mediation Training, Civil to Family Mediation Training, and Domestic Violence Training Courses, approved by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of the Tennessee Supreme Court. You do not have to be an attorney to be a mediator in the State of Tennessee. Upon completion of an approved mediation training course (and after application to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of the Tennessee Supreme Court) the applicant will be ready to mediate civil and/or family law disputes.

Alexis Mediation

301 South Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 100

Nashville, TN 37211

Office 615.781.4210  Fax 615.730.9237

Family Mediation Training consists of lectures, written exercises, group discussions, and mediation simulations. It is a 46 hour class comprised of 2 consecutive weekends. Each participant will be involved in role play acting as the sole mediator, plaintiff, and defendant, or attorney. During the role play (acting as mediator) the participant will be required to deliver opening statement and mediate disputes to either resolution or a specific time limit. The objective of role play is for the participant to develop experience and confidence acting as a mediator.

Training covers:


Communication Skills

Community Resources and Referral Process

Court Process

Diversity Issues

Financial Issues

Tennessee Family Law

Issues Concerning Children's Needs in the Context of Divorce

Mediation Process and Techniques

Psychological Issues in Divorce and Family Dynamics

Standards of Conduct for Mediators

And more....

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Family to Civil Mediation Training consists of lectures, written exercises, group discussions, and mediation simulations. It is a 16 hour class comprised of 2 days. Each participant will be involved in role play acting as the sole mediator, plaintiff, and defendant, or attorney. During the role play (acting as mediator) the participant will be required to deliver opening statements and mediate disputes to either resolution or a specific time limit. The objective of role play is for the participant to develop experience and confidence acting as a mediator.

Training covers:


Communication Skills

Community Resources and Referral Process

Court Process

Diversity Issues

Standards of Conduct for Mediators

Techniques for Mediating with Multiple Parties

Handling Situations Where Individuals Do Not Have Authority to Settle

Attorneys and Mediation

The Unrepresented Party and Mediation

State Rules, State Statutes and Local Forms

Ethics Under Rule 31*

And more....

Domestic Violence Training consists of lectures, written exercises, case study, group discussions, and mediation simulations. It is a 12 hour class comprised of 1 weekend (Friday & Saturday). Each participant will be involved in a case study and written exercises. Once this course is completed, the techniques learned will assist the particpant in recognizing how domestic violence can have an impact in the mediation process.

Training covers:


Custody Issues and Visitation with domestic violence issues

Safety Planning and Assessments

Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

Police and Court System response to Domestic Violence

Barriers to Prosecution

Community Resources

Protective Orders

Confidentiality

Criminal Offenses Related to Domestic Violence

Concepts/Techniques of Dealing with Anger

Maintaining Control of Mediation

Attorney’s role in mediation

And more....

Civil to Family Mediation Training consists of lectures, written exercises, group discussions, and mediation simulations. It is a 30 hour class comprised of 4 days. Each participant will be involved in role play acting as the sole mediator, plaintiff, and defendant, or attorney. During the role play (acting as mediator) the participant will be required to deliver opening statements and mediate disputes to either resolution or a specific time limit. The objective of role play is for the participant to develop experience and confidence acting as a mediator.

Training covers:


Communication Skills

Community Resources and Referral Process

Court Process

Diversity Issues

Financial Issues

Tennessee Family Law

Psychological Issues in Divorce and Family Dynamics

Psychological Issues in Divorce and Separation – Family Dynamics

Issues Concerning Needs of Children in Divorce

And more....

Civil Mediation Training consists of lectures, written exercises, group discussions, and mediation simulations. It is a 40 hour class comprised of 2 consecutive weekends. Each participant will be involved in role play acting as the sole mediator, plaintiff, and defendant, or attorney. During the role play (acting as mediator) the participant will be required to deliver opening statements and mediate disputes to either resolution or a specific time limit. The objective of role play is for the participant to develop experience and confidence acting as a mediator.

Training covers:


Communication Skills

Community Resources and Referral Process

Court Process

Diversity Issues

Standards of Conduct for Mediators

Rule 31 Standards and Procedures

Conflict Resolution Concepts

Negotiation Dynamics

The Unrepresented Party

State Rules, State Statutes and Local Forms

Techniques for Mediating with Multiple Parties

Handling Situations Where Individuals Do Not Have Authority to Settle

And more....