2015 Spring Conference

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2015 VMN Fall Conference

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2015 Call for Speakers


Virginia Mediation Network

2015 Fall Conference

October 16-18, 2015

School of Law

University of Richmond

28 Westhampton Way

Richmond, Virginia 23173


Deadline: June 30, 2015


Submit Proposals to:


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Conference Information

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Virginia Mediation Network

Spring Regional Mini-Conference Sessions

March 15, 2016 through April 1, 2016

Children and Mediation:  What's a Mediator to do?

Welcome to Virginia Mediation Network's Regional Spring Conference.  We are excited to introduce you to three aspects of dealing with children in mediation during this session. 

Our first speaker will be Jim Pope, Esq.  He will be dicussing child abuse and neglect and what mediators can do to comply with mandatory reporting requirements while minimizing the impact on mediation's core values, such as impartiality and confidentiality.

Our second speaker will be Andrea Palmisano, M.A..  Ms. Palmisano will discuss what every mediator needs to consider about the ethics of including and excluding children from partaking in mediation.  

Our final speaker, James McCauley, Esq., will cover child support calculation and mediation:  Is it ever the practice of law? 

VMN Board Member Izabela Solosi will facilitate the video portion and a local onsite facilitator from VMN will handle the live discussion following each speaker.

There will be ten sessions from which to choose.  The session is a 1.5 hour video with live discussion (totaling 30 minutes) to follow each speaker.  This session is pending approval for 2.0 Continuing Mediator Education (CME) credits in Ethics by Dispute Resolution Services.

Pre-registration cost for VMN Members is $25.00, pre-registration cost for non-members is $75.00.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as not all locations will have onsite registration(see below).  All conference materials will be emailed to attendees prior to the session.  The following are the dates, time, and locations:

  • Leesburg:  March 15, 2016, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Rust Library, Mone Ardura,  facilitator, NO ONSITE REGISTRATION
  • Richmond:  March 18, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Oliver Hill Courts Building, Carol McCue and Jennifer Phillips,  facilitators, NO ONSITE REGISTRATION
  • Martinsburg, WV:  March 22, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm,  The Hub, Brenda Waugh, facilitator
  • Virginia Beach:  March 22, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, M.E. Oberndorf Central Library, Karen Richards, facilitator, NO ONSITE REGISTRATION
  • Winchester:  March 25, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Winchester Medical Center, Theresa Merkel facilitator
  • Fairfax:  March 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, NVMS, Izabela Solosi, facilitator
  • Roanoke:  March 29, 2016, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Hollins Branch Library, Brenda Waugh, facilitator
  • Williamsburg:  March 30, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Williamsburg Library Scotland Street, Caroline Bergeron, facilitator
  • Warrenton:  March 30, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, PDRC, Lawrie Parker facilitator
  • Charlottesville:  April 1, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Parks and Recreation Community Conference Room, Galloway Beck, facilitator
  • Harrisonburg:  April , 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Fairfield Center, Skip Mertz, facilitator




 2016 Annual Fall Training Conference at University of Richmond School of Law.

September 17-18, 2016.  Save the Date!



2016 Annual Fall Training Conference Call for Speakers Now Open!

Speaking at Conferences is a great way to present new ideas, increase name recognition, and gain credibility, both within your community and with potential clients.  VMN is always looking for presentations that are thought provoking and learning opportunties for mediators in Virginia.  Click on the links below for the Call for Speakers Letter, Call for Speaker Form, and CME Application.  Submit your proposal today!

2016 Call for Speaker Letter (1)

Call For Speaker Form

CME Application 2016