Mediation is a process where two or more people who are having a problem sit down with a mediator (an expert on problem-solving) to consider possible solutions. The mediator does NOT tell people what to do or give legal advice! The mediator helps them look at all the solutions that might work to respond to the problem and the consequences related to making a particular decision. The mediator knows how people can make the best decisions for their particular situation. Mediators on this roster must do the following before they can be listed on the roster: The candidate must be able to demonstrate a minimum two (2) years of experience as a family mediator, Family Court Judicial Officer, or Family Court Judge Pro Tempore, with a minimum of 20 family cases mediated or trials held within the last 5 years
The candidate must present a training certificate and training agenda or syllabus from:
(1) an approved basic 40-hour family mediation training course , which occurred within 5 years of the application period.
(2) an approved 40-hour basic mediation training, an approved 20-hour advanced family mediation training, and meet the requirements of A.R.S. § 25-406 (C), which requires six initial hours of training on domestic violence; six initial hours of child abuse training; and four subsequent hours of training every two years on domestic violence and child abuse.
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