• Jun
  • 22
  • 2017

The voice of the child in family mediation with David Hoffman

Earlybird extended until 12 June - register NOW!

About the seminar:

Based on his 25 years of training family mediators and his extensive practice in family mediation, David Hoffman provide an overview of the many ways in children’s voices, needs, and interests are considered in the mediation process in the United States. In addition, he will present the Internal Family Systems model as a tool for separating the preferences of parents from the preferences of their children. This one-day seminar will provide mediators with specific tools and options for ensuring the voice of the child is included in every mediation in a manner that is appropriate for their age and developmental stage.

This interactive seminar will include discussion and role-playing.

The seminar will cover:

  • How to ensure the voice of the child is heard in family mediation
  • Specific tools for addressing the needs of the child
  • Theory that is backed up by practical sessions and discussion

The presenter:

David A. Hoffman is a mediator, arbitrator, and Collaborative Law attorney at Boston Law Collaborative, LLC. He is past chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and a Distinguished Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators. He is on the faculty at Harvard Law School, where he is the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law and teaches three courses there: Mediation; Diversity and Dispute Resolution; and Legal Profession: Collaborative Law. He also teaches the five-day Advanced Mediation course for the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He is the co-editor (with Daniel Bowling) of Bringing Peace into the Room: How the Personal Qualities of the Mediator Impact the Process of Conflict Resolution (Jossey Bass 2003).

Highly respected family mediator and counsellor, David Robinson will lead the discussion on how the voice of the child could be addressed in the New Zealand context.

Who should attend:

  • FDR Providers
  • Those interested in FDR

Registration is open, click HERE

Questions? Please contact our Education Co-ordinator, Rebecca

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for a full refund less a $50 service fee must be received in writing 3 weeks prior to the seminar. Thereafter no refund will be provided. Registrations are transferrable to another person for the course.

NZLS CLE Ltd, AMINZ and RI have jointly developed a suite of programmes for FDR providers. The programmes are supported by the Ministry of Justice.