The Center for Mediation in Law and The Center for Understanding Conflict - CA
The Center is a non-profit educational institute dedicated to integrating principles of mediation into the practice of law and the resolution of legal disputes. Since its founding in 1981, the Center has worked to develop its unique Understanding-Based approach to mediation and conducted introductory and advanced training programs for thousands of lawyers and other professionals in the United States. Center trainers also regularly conduct trainings in collaboration with other educational institutions, including at Harvard's Program of Instruction for Lawyers and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Since 1990, the Center has also trained mediators in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Israel. The Center's model of mediation is used increasingly in legal disputes in commercial, family and other legal settings.