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The next Basic Mediation Training will take place online from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

on September 18, 19, 26, 27 and October 2, 3, 2023.  

This Part 146 approved 24-hour course will introduce you to the practice of mediation and prepare you to work as a mediator. 

Registration is limited to 9 people.  

25 CLE credit hours (NYS).

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This Basic Mediation course begins with an exploration of alternative dispute resolution options available to parties and goes on to review negotiation theories and strategies that come into play in ADR processes.  The training includes an in-depth analysis of the mediation process and the role of the mediator, including how mediators can prepare for mediation, cultivate trust in the process, address ethical and legal issues that may arise, and work to resolve impasse.  Participants will engage in several mediation simulation exercises under the guidance of experienced mediators.

This training is approved under Part 146 by the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Program and satisfies Part 146 requirements, with at least 24 hours of initial mediation training. Placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is approved does not guarantee placement on a local court roster. Some courts may require additional training and experience.  Acceptance on court rosters may depend on a court’s need for mediators at any given time and may include a particular court’s need for mediators with specific case-type training or experience.


Jordan A., Consultant and Attorney

“Thoroughly engaging and incredibly valuable class. Erin Gleason Alvarez is a naturally talented educator and a true subject matter expert. It was an outstanding experience."

Registration Information

Tuition fees are $1,200.00 + $30.00 service fee.

Training Schedule

Classes meet from 9:00 - 1:00 EST each day

on Zoom.

September 18, 2023

Basic mediation precepts & navigating dispute resolution options

September 19, 2023

Anatomy of a mediation & initial contacts with parties

September 26, 2023

Opening the mediation, negotiation theory for mediators & communication strategies

September 27, 2023

Addressing impasse

October 2, 2023

Ethical considerations: confidentiality

October 3, 2023

Ethical considerations: good faith

Part 146 and CLE Certificates

You must attend the entire course in order to receive certification that you have completed the 24-hour basic mediation training, as pursuant to the Part 146 requirements issued by the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Programs.


For CLE credit, you must attend an entire segment of the timed agenda in order to receive credit for that segment. In accordance with NYS CLE Board Regulations & Guidelines for NYS Mandatory CLE Sections 2(D)(1) and 3(C)(1), attendees will only receive credit for a segment of the timed agenda if they have attended the entire segment. Anyone who arrives late, leaves early or misses part of a segment will not receive credit for that segment of the timed agenda.


CLE certificates will be distributed to participants within 30 days of the conclusion of the course. You are responsible for keeping a copy of the CLE certificate for your own records.


$1,200.00 + $30.00 service fee.

New York State CLE

Approved by New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for the following NYS CLE credits:

  • Ethics and Professionalism: 2 CLE credit hours

  • Skills: 23 CLE credit hours

Cancellations & Refunds

All cancellations will be subject to a $100 administrative fee. The administrative fee will be deducted directly from the refund.


Refunds will not be granted after September 12, 2023.


Cancellations must be submitted in writing and emailed to

Financial Aid

If you would like to apply for financial aid, email  

Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for financial aid by emailing Erin no later than September 8, 2023, New York attorneys will receive financial aid depending on individual circumstances.

All other applications for financial aid must be received by September 8, 2023 in order to be considered, also by sending an email to Erin.  Given the small class size for this program, limited scholarships are available. 


All applicants will be notified no later than September 14 as to whether any scholarship can be granted.  Gleason Alvarez ADR reserves the right to deny relief to applicants even though they may satisfy financial hardship criteria.

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