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Post-Disaster Mediation Training

with Mel Rubin

From earthquakes to fires to landslides to floods, disasters are increasingly becoming part of the human experience. They are also creating an immediate and urgent demand for mediation to relieve pressure on the court system, and provide the victims with immediate financial assistance. Mediating disasters requires specific training in mediating without legal representation, mediating when there are significant imbalances of power, during traumatically emotional events, and many more unique situations associated with disaster mediations.

Mel Rubin is uniquely qualified in disaster mediation with extensive experience in designing the hurricane programs in Florida since 1992 as well as writing and lecturing on disaster mediation for the past 15 years.

This interactive course will train mediators in the skills necessary to mediate disaster cases utilizing real life scenarios as simulation exercises. It will also cover the system design of a typical post-catastrophe mediation program, what roles are available for mediators, and how mediators can qualify for such rosters.

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Approved for 10 hours, including 1 hour of elimination of bias of California MCLE Credits in California.

This course is two full days, Friday and Saturday, beginning daily with breakfast (and registration on the first day) at 8:30 a.m. Class begins at 9:00 and continues to 5:00 daily, with an hour for lunch and one 10-15 minute break in the morning and the afternoon. Lunch and snacks will be served and are included. We typically end by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Please arrange to stay to the end and schedule outgoing flights after 7:00 p.m.


Enrollment Pricing

Pricing Options  

General Enrollment

$1095 (after New Dates Coming Soon!)

Early Bird

$975 (21 days in Advance - on or before New Dates Coming Soon!)

Affiliated Organization - Early Bird

$695 (21 days in Advance - on or before New Dates Coming Soon!)

Affiliated Organization - General

$815 (after New Dates Coming Soon!)


$695 (FULL-TIME Employees)

NOTE: Mediator's Starter Kit is available at a discounted price of $129 (regular $149) when bundled with enrollment in this course. 

*Maybe subject to verification. 

LOCATION: Offices of American Institute of Mediation 
11355 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 111
Los Angeles, CA  90064

Save an additional $50 if you also register for our Mediating Mortgage Foreclosures course with Mel Rubin immediately preceding this course. Please email for the discount code.


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