Hoffenberg & Block LLC is proud to announce that founding partner; Gloria E. Block, has recently completed 40 hours of coursework in divorce mediation skills training and has received a certificate of completion from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. This certificate makes her uniquely qualified to engage in cases involving divorce mediation and to further advocate for peaceable resolutions which the firm of Hoffenberg & Block has always encouraged.
Northwestern University’s 40-hour Mediation Skills Training course focuses on fundamental and practical techniques to successfully resolve disputes. The certificate can be used by legal professionals as well as career changers to enter the field of dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation.
This comprehensive five-day intensive provides participants with essential skills and knowledge required to mediate divorce and post-divorce issues such as parenting plans, property division, alimony, child support and children’s expenses, among others. This course also addresses screening for appropriateness for mediation, intimate-partner violence, power imbalances in mediation, and ethical and legal issues for mediators.
Over the course of Mediation Skills Training program, participants:
- Acquire the skills used to assist parties with divergent interests to reach a resolution
- Engage in simulated mediations to develop an understanding of the mediation process
- Work with coaches who have professional conflict mediation experience
- Set performance-based standards for evaluating their own work
- Learn about ethics in the field, opportunities in commercial mediation and arbitration, and how to start building a practice as a mediator
At Hoffenberg & Block, we represent clients going through divorce and legal separation with dedication, experience and skilled legal counsel. If a client and their spouse decide to take advantage of the benefits of divorce mediation, we can provide sound legal advice and guidance to help you confidently and effectively make decisions for your family’s future.
If you are interested in finding out more about divorce mediation or need knowledgeable legal representation to protect your best interests in matters of family law, we are ready to assist you. Our firm will provide you with the trustworthy, caring advice you need to face this difficult process.
Attorneys, Gloria Block and Tiffany Alexander, have been trained in divorce mediation and would welcome an opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of divorce mediation for your family.