Continuing Legal Education


Implict Bias Classes

Implicit biases are unconscious attitudes and beliefs that every human being possesses. Understanding them is and how they impact the practice of law and specifically the role of the professional neutral is of critical importance.

There differing types of implicit biases, ranging from categories of race, gender, socio-economic status, non-verbal communication, and many more.

Removing these biases is a challenge that begins with education. Our classes start with a two-hour introduction to implicit bias and then expand to one hour deep dives into specific areas.

Mediation Preparation

TVMA mediates cases that cover a wide range of areas of law. Recognizing the challenges for our mediators to work within these areas, TVMA has developed a series of “what you need to know” classes and videos for our volunteers.

Advanced Mediation

Not sure how to write a mediator’s brief? Or how to do a successful mediation opening? What did “Getting to Yes” not teach us? Do brackets work? These topics and more will be covered in upcoming classes.