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Visiting Assistant Professor Tasha Willis begins the August mediation training course that will teach students the necessary skills and fulfill requirements to be certified as a mediator in Texas. The next free, 40-hour session begins in October.

Aug. 23, 2011 -- University of Houston Law Center students may register now for mediation training in October that will provide the skills and credentials needed to serve as a mediator in Texas. The next session, lead by visiting Assistant Professor Tasha Willis, director of the Law Center’s Mediation Clinic, is October 14-16 and 21-23. 

The 40-hour course offered through the Blakely Advocacy Institute is a valuable addition to your lawyering skills, not to mention your resume.  After the course, you will meet the statutory requirements for mediation training under Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. §154.052 (Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures Act of Texas), as well as the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable Standards for Mediation Training. The course also qualifies participants for court referred cases. 

The training consists of lectures followed by simulated mediation sessions. After completing the course, you also will be required to conduct a small number of actual mediations to receive the mediation certificate.

The fee for this course usually runs about $1,000, but Law Center students pay only a $50 administrative fee. For details and registration, contact Judy Clark at or 713-742-2066.

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