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Get involved with CMC in 2012!

CMC Announcements:

 CMC Board Meeting (our first one in 2012)
Thursday, January 26, 2012
EC Meeting, 5-6pm, Full Board Meeting, 6-7pm
Location TBA


1/17/12, TVMA regular monthly meeting
5:30pm, social time (wine, pizza)
6-7pm, program
TVUUC Fellowship Hall

Workplace Mediation 

presented by:

Joseph G. Jarret, Esquire

Attorney At Law
Federal & Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator

  Organization leaders are responsible for creating a work environment that enables people to thrive. If turf wars, disagreements and differences of opinion escalate into interpersonal conflict, it is to the skilled mediator the manager should turn.

Workplace mediation offers important benefits to employers and employees alike because it provides fast, creative, mutually satisfactory resolutions short of caustic, costly litigation.

This training is designed to assist mediators in helping their organizational clients create workplaces that are more collaborative and less confrontational,

through sound alternative dispute resolution methodologies. 


one credit hour of CLE and CME (pending AOC approval)

CMC offices will be keeping limited office hours, by appointment only,
from December 19 through January 6.
No mediations will be scheduled, but we will check our mailbox and phone messages.
We will be back in the office on
January 9, 2012.
General Sessions Court will be closed Monday-Wednesday, January 2-4.

CMC Basic Training for our General Sessions Civil Mediation will take place at University of Tennessee College of Law on the following two weekends (all days required):
Friday, January 20, 4pm-9pm, dinner included
Saturday, January 21, 9am-5pm, breakfast & lunch included
Friday, January 27, 4pm-9pm, dinner included
Saturday, January 28, 9am-5pm, breakfast & lunch included

This year, our annual holiday party for our local mediation community will be hosted by our sister-organization, Tennessee Valley Mediation Association.  Please bring a dish or beverage to share and join us on Tuesday, December 20, 6PM-8PM, at the TVUUC (directions & map).


Monthly Meetings

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday.  Refreshments and an opportunity to socialize, 5:30-6pm, followed by an educaitonal program & speaker worth 1 hr of CME/CLE.

Knoxville Bar Association:

:: ADR Section meets monthly on the first Monday of each month, 5:30-6:30pm at the law offices of Butler, Vines & Babb, 2701 Kingston Pike (corner of Kingston Pike & Concord), unless otherwise noted.  Please contact Marsha Wilson at KBA to inquire about registration and fees. 
:: Family Law Section meets monthly, third Tuesday at noon at the Lunchbox, 607 Market Street, Downtown Knoxville.



Other Upcoming
Mediation Training Opportunities

If you would like your event publicized on our website, please send information to us by email.  We currently list events from the following sources:

Knoxville: Tennessee Valley Mediation Association; Knoxville Bar Association; University of Tennessee College of Law;

Other: Nashville Conflict Resolution Center; Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators; North East Tennessee Mediation Association; Tennessee-Mediation.com; Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management; Bethel University; Tennessee Bar Association; and various private providers.


 Online training
At www.Tennessee-Mediation.com, two courses:
"The ADR Continuum" presented by John Blankenship, .783 hr General CLE/CME
"Domestic Violence & Mediation" presented by Jim Karney, 1.0 hr General

KBA has several online ADR courses on their site
Current titles: "The Future of Mediation Ethics and Practice"; Successful Approaches to Negotiation and Influencing People"; "The Effects of Divorce on Home Ownership & Equitable Property Division"; "Mediation: Not Just For Litigators Anymore." 


On-Site Training  

12/5/11, Mediation Practice & Ethics Update, 5:30PM, with Howard Vogel, Small Assembly Room

12/6-12/8/11, Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 am-5:30pm CST, "Eldercare Resolved", presented by Kim Schrieber and others, Nashville City Club, 201 4th Ave N, Nashville. (Use the discount code "SAVE100" to save $100 on the 3 day event. There is a one day option for those who can't attend all three days.) 

12/8/11, Friday, 11:30am, "All About Ethics", presented by Richard Murrell, Stephen Sheilds and Marietta Shipley, TAPM, Harper's Restaurant, 2610 Jefferson St, Nashville  $25, members, $30 non-members, Lunch provided. RSVP:  Lisa Smith, TAPM Administrator, tapm@tennmediators.org, Voice Mail:   615-383-TAPM  (8276), Pay at door  (Cash or Check - no credit or debit cards at the door.)

12/9/11, Friday, 8:30am-3:15pm EST, Avalon Landmark Golf Club, Knoxville, presented by Jean Munroe and others.  $210 for 6 hrs CLE/CME & lunch.  If you only need CME, fee is $198.  .
Go to this website, call 865-637-3223 or email Jean, jeanmunroe "at" yahoo.com, for more information.

12/20/11, Tuesday, 5:30pm, pizza & wine, 6-7pm, program; Regular TVMA monthly meeting, TVUUC, Kingston Pike, Knoxville. 
Regular meetings, 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Go to the website for more information.

1/17/12, Knoxville Bar Association Family Law Section, 12 noon - 1pm, "The Ethics of Pro Se Mediation", presented by Jackie Kittrell, CMC Executive Director.  

Save the Date & Stay Tuned!

3/9/2012: Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators (TAPM) Annual Business Meeting & CLE/CME.  This year's speaker will be Dr. Judy McFarland, presenting "The New Lawyer : Enhancing Our Skills as Negotiators and Advocates."  More information TBA.


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