Online - Mediating Complex and Multi-party Civil Cases, September 15-16, 2020

Tuesday, September 15 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM [EST]

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Tuesday, September 15 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM [EST]

Complex and multiparty cases introduce issues of power, structure, and dynamics that can challenge mediators. This workshop covers the skills and approaches needed to work with a combination of multiple parties, attorneys, substantive experts, and complex issues. The instructors are experienced mediators of complex cases, including EEOC civil rights and other business, federal, and workplace disputes.


Course details:

Live Sessions:

September 15, 9am-1pm

September 16, 9am-1pm


Instructor: James Q. Pope

Continuing Mediator Education (CME) credits: 8

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits: 6.5

Location: Zoom online


Instructor bio:

James Q. Pope, MSW, JD

Jim Pope is an attorney, Supreme Court of Virginia certified mentor mediator, and consultant in conflict management and other subjects related to workplace conflict, employee relations, civil disputes, child support and divorce, and special education. Pope is currently an Adjunct Professor of Mediation and Arbitration at the Catholic University Columbus School of Law and an Adjunct Professor of Mediation at George Mason University School of Law and has been a guest lecturer at George Washington University School of Law, Georgetown University School of Law, and Howard University School of Law. Pope conducted US Department of State-sponsored mediation training for the governments of Israel and Palestine and mediated and conducted conflict management, mediation, and negotiation training for numerous public and private agencies and organizations, including the U.S. Postal Service, the USDA., the Department of the Navy, NOAA, NASA, NEA, FAA, US Air Force, US Forest Service, the World Bank, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Arkansas Supreme Court, IRS, United States Postal Service, DEA, National Archives, Virginia Supreme Court, Virginia Mediation Network, and Northern Virginia Mediation Service. Pope retired from his position as an administrative hearing officer for the Virginia Supreme Court, in which capacity he reviewed and ruled upon state employee grievances related to terminations and disciplinary actions. Pope is a former member of the Executive Board of the District of Columbia chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (formerly the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution – DC SPIDR). Pope holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence (JD) from George Washington University Law School, a Master Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.

NVMS Conflict Resolution Center is a community dispute resolution center in Fairfax, Virginia. Our mission is to equip the Northern Virginia community to constructively address conflict by providing: 1) mediation, facilitation, and restorative practice services to resolve disagreements; 2) Training to develop skilled practitioners who deliver mediation, facilitation, and restorative practice services; and 3) Education for community members about alternative approaches to addressing conflict. NVMS is affiliated with the School of Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and a member of Resolution Virginia.

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