Oct. 30, 2014 – University of Houston Law Center Professor Tasha Willis has been re-elected to a second term as the educational representative for the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association board of directors.
Willis is director of the Law Center’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program and a professor in the mediation clinic. She is currently the only law professor in Texas to serve on the TMCA board, the HBA ADR section board, and the State Bar of Texas ADR council.
“The TMCA was created to promote and protect the quality of mediation in Texas,” Willis said. “Serving as the educational representative has allowed me to help promote the need for regulation of ethical standards for mediators and in turn incorporate those standards into the UHLC mediation trainings.”
The TMCA has adopted and publishes a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice as set forth by the State Bar of Texas section that apply to all TMCA credentialed mediators and reviews qualifications of applicants against established minimum standards of training, experience, and continuing education in the mediation field. The TMCA also grants mediator credentialing designations to qualified mediators and maintains a publicly accessible list of mediators who have been granted TMCA credentials. The association also provides a forum for filing of grievances against TMCA credentialed mediators and enforcement of the established Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.