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Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:30 AM • Memphis, TN

March 1, 2017

Rhode Island Mediators Association
Mediator Interest Series Workshop

"Starting a Mediation Practice"

      RIMA Workshop     

An Exploration of  the Business Aspects of Starting a Mediation Practice          


Jay Candon, CPA 
Jud Perkins, SCORE Volunteer 

This RIMA Workshop is intended to present information  on how one, who has been trained as a mediator and wants to pursue that profession on a full-time basis, would think through the business aspects of starting a mediation practice/business. 

Jay is a CPA and experienced Forensic Accountant and co-author of the money related chapter in the Hawaii Bar Association's Handbook for Solo Practitioners.  He formerly owned a forensic accounting firm which he built from scratch.

Jud has done work with SCORE, counseling entrepreneurial individuals about developing a business plan and taking other steps towards realizing their goal of building a successful business. 

Both are experienced small claims volunteer mediators with CMCRI.               

Join us for this informative workshop.  


 Look for Next June, 2017   

RI Mediators Association
Divorce Mediation Training

RIMA 24 Hour Divorce Mediation Training

Divorce Mediation skills training and development in a supervised setting.



Lead Trainer: 

 Bruce I. Kogan, Esq. 
Law Professor
Roger Williams Univ. School of Law
As a tenured Law Professor, Bruce has trained thousands of law students and mediators over the last 40 years.

 This twenty-four (24) hour skills development training course is intended to provide mediators who have already completed basic mediation skills training with an understanding of the contexts in which family conflict arises, the various legal and practical issues in play when families disintegrate, and with in-depth training in the skills that a mediator might employ to help the divorcing parties resolve their differences.


Past Events 

A special "Thank You" to our Moderator Prof. Bruce Kogan, Esq. and Panelists: Christine W. Ariel, Esq. and Steven J. Hirsch, Esq. for presenting an interesting and insightful workshop.
"Getting Beyond Impasse" 
November 30, 2016

Rhode Island Mediators Association
Mediator Skills Series Workshop

"Getting Beyond Impasse"

RIMA Workshop  

Wed. Nov. 30, 2016
 5:30 PM

Centerville Seminar Ctr.
875 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI      

An Exploration of  ideas and approaches for dealing with impasse in mediation.   

Prof. Bruce Kogan, Esq.  


Christine W. Ariel, Esquire
Steven J. Hirsch, Esquire

    Parties come to mediation because they find themselves stuck in a conflict with another or others.  Mediators seek to assist parties to create solutions.   

What can we do as mediators to help the parties move around or through impasse?  A panel of experienced mediators will present their ideas and approaches for dealing with impasse, and will invite workshop participants to share what has and has not worked in helping parties to find a pathway beyond impasse. 



Annual Membership Meeting and Kick-Off Event 




Tuesday September 13, 2016    5:30-8:00 P.M.

Location: Davenport's Restaurant,
East Providence, RI 

Evening's Program

  • Bruce I Kogan Reviews the year
  • Approval of Officer Slate
    •PRESIDENT: Jeremy Howe
    •VICE PRESIDENT: Michele Gousie Geremia
    •TREASURER: Frank Geremia
    •SECRETARY: Erica Janton
  • Jeremy Howe - Overview Looking Forward 
  • RIMA Training & Event Schedule for 2016-17

Thank you to those who joined us at This  Annual "Kick-Off” event.  Your presence and participation helped make it an enjoyable and successful event. 

We put some photos from the event on-line for your viewing.  

We hope you enjoyed the time and conversation with us.  

Amazing Evening - We'll be Back Next Year!


This is our sixth annual "CELEBRATE" event and was the first of its kind in bringing together RI Mediators Association members, judges, interested colleagues and friends, and invited government, business and non-profit interests to celebrate the "Advancement of Mediation in Rhode Island".  

This year's theme:

"CALLING or CAREER: The Aims of Mediation in the 21st Century"

Keynote Speaker:
Frederic Reamer, PhD,

r. Reamer is a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College.  He has conducted extensive research on professional ethics and lectured nationally and internationally on the subjects of professional ethics, professional malpractice and liability.  He has been involved in several national research projects sponsored by The Hastings Center, the Carnegie Corporation, the Haas Foundation, and the Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare at the Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books and articles on professional ethics, criminal justice, and research methods. 

He is the producer of the compelling series "This I Believe – Rhode Island", which broadcasts weekly on RI Public Radio. The series is modeled on the national "This I Believe Project".  

Join us for this compelling conversation.

The evening includes:

  •  Cash Bar

  •  Dinner Buffet

  •  Coffee and Dessert 

Preregistration Required 
- Seating is Limited -

1149 Restaurant, Warwick, RI

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
- This workshop SOLD OUT! -

 "Good Faith in Mediation" 

RIMA Workshop

An Explorative View of the Importance and Perception of "Good Faith" in Mediation. 


Prof. Bruce I. Kogan, Esq. Mediator and Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law 

James T. Murphy, Esq. 
Jim has a broad base of trial, appellate, municipal and general counsel experience across a full spectrum of practice areas.   

Join us as Bruce and Jim engage in a conversation about good faith in mediation with Jim speaking from his litigator perspective and Bruce from his mediator perspective.

When; Wednesday, April 06, 2016       5:30 PM

(Registration Opens March 1, 2016)

  • Member – $20.00 (USD)
  • Non-Member – $40.00 (USD)         

Join us for this special discussion of mediation. This is expected to be informative and almost certainly very popular. 

2.0 MCLE Credits
-This program is designed to qualify for 2.0 credits. Attorneys seeking Rhode Island MCLE credit must apply via Appendix D on the RI Supreme Court Attorney Portal.

 Join us. 
• Networking and "warm-up" - Mix with friends and meet new ones.
•includes Light Sandwich fare and Soft Drinks.


Feb. workshop SOLD OUT 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Watch Video Highlights


"Understanding Social Security" 

RIMA Workshop

An Exploration of Issues and Concerns around Social Security and Divorce. 

-Jeremy Howe, Esq., Newport Attorney and Mediator
The Law Offices of Jeremy W. Howe, Ltd
Jeremy is an experienced family and elderlaw attorney, Advanced Mediator and author and lecturers on divorce, family and elder law.

-Richard Streitfeld, CPA and Partner,
Aaronson, Lavoie Streitfeld Diaz and Co, PC

Rick provides accounting and financial advice to businesses, entrepreneurs and artists. He leads business workshops for creatives, freelancers and new businesses. 

 -* Nov. Workshop SOLD OUT *- 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
RIMA Presents:

"Mediating in
Civil Litigation Matters"

litigationRIMA Workshop

An Exploration of Mediation in Civil Litigation Matters. 

William A. Poore Esq.   

He will be sharing his views and experiences on creating a robust mediation practice focused on civil litigation cases.      

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 

5:30 PM
RWU - Prov. Campus, 150 Washington St. Providence, RI


- Upcoming RIMA Events -

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 5:30 PM • Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI Bldg. 2, Suite 5

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