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Program Agenda

Saturday, September 9, 2017


Registration & Light Breakfast: 7:30AM - 8:30AM                                                                   Atrium


Ethics Session: 8:30AM-10:30AM                                                                             Moot Court Room

Applying Ethical Standards of Neutrality & Impartiality

Susan Oberman, Mediator


Session One: 10:45AM - 12:15PM

A-1 Mediator Responses to a Culture of Anger                                                      Room 101

Noel Levan, Mediator

A-2 When You Speak, Listen                                                                                             Room 102

Philip Mulford, J.D., Mediator


LUNCH: 12:15PM-1:00PM                                                                                                           Atrium


VMN ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: 1:00PM - 1:45PM                                           Moot Court Room


University of Richmond ADR Society Presentation 1:45PM - 2:15PM                   Moot Court Room



Session Two: 2:30PM - 4:00PM

B-1 Perspectives on Effective Professional Divorce Mediation:                                     Room 101

Organizing and Sharing 37 Years of Mediation Experience

Larry Gaughan, J.D., Mediator

B-2 Working with the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement Part 1             Room 102

Mitchell Broudy, Senior Assistant Attorney General, DCSE


Session Three: 4:15PM - 5:45PM

 C-1 Addressing Culture in Mediation                                                                                 Room 101

 Benjamin Jacewicz, J.D., Mediator

C-2 Working with the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement Part 2             Room 102

Family Law Case Study                                    

Mitchell Broudy, Senior Assistant Attorney General, DCSE  



Networking and Cocktail Hour 5:45PM - 6:30PM                                                                     Atrium


VMN Board Meeting 6:30PM                                                                       Carle E. Davis Room 


Program Agenda

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Registration & Light Breakfast: 7:30AM - 9:00AM                                                                   Atrium


BookZone Session: 7:45AM - 8:45AM                                                                                   Room 101

Jeannette Twomey, J.D., Mediator, Trainer


Session Four: 9:00AM - 10:30AM

D-1 The “Gray Divorce”: Divorcing Later in Life                                                             Room 101

Brian M. Hirsch, Esquire

D-2 Looking Through the Mediation Practice Prism:                                                     Room 102

Alighting on New Paths and Approaches

Molly Tepper, MA, PhD Candidate


Session Five: 10:45AM - 12:15PM

 E-1     Restorative Justice                                                                                                       Room 101

Doron Samuel-Siegel, J.D.

E-2     Managing Emotions in Mediation                                                                               Room 102

Renee Kostick Reynolds, J.D., Mediator

Ellice Halpern, J.D., Mediator


Conference Concludes


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