Dispute Resolution Training for Practitioners & Judges

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution offers superior education and cutting-edge training.

CNDR offers a variety of mediation and dispute resolution programs to the public, ADR professionals, judges, attorneys, and court administrators. We collaborate on projects with local trainers, non-profits, commercial ADR providers, and government agencies. CNDR also offers customized training to suit your needs – we have you covered from basic certification to advanced ADR topics.

Find the UC Hastings Master Calendar of events here.

Mastering the Fundamentals of Mediation Certificate

Hosted at Hastings annually, this 40-hour comprehensive mediation certification training provides a unique blend of mediation theory, hands-on mediation skills training, and an exploration of the sensibilities and personal qualities required to be an effective mediator. This course is useful for any attorney who represents clients in mediation to understand the process and to be more effective in representing clients in mediation. No prior training or experience required. More information here.

Instructor: Jessica Notini

Dates: June 3 and 5-8-9-10, 2020

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Practitioner Mediation Certificate Training Series

On the UC Hastings campus, CNDR offers high-quality dispute resolution courses on in-depth topics for practitioners. Sessions in this series assume completion of a basic mediation course (Fundamentals of Mediation offered by CNDR in summer), but it is not required to participate.

Sessions are held three times annually in February, May, and September, and range from 2 – 4 hours each. Sessions begin May 20, 2020, and continue through 2022. Certification available for individuals completing 8 hours of series training annually.

See individual registration pages for more details and pricing. Download information here.

Key components for sessions include:

  • Individual and small group interaction components
  • Q&A
  • Role play demonstrations
  • Practice sessions with experienced coaches
  • Discussions of real-life case studies
  • Individual feedback

International Court ADR Institute

Dates: August 31 – September 3, 2020

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Customized Training

CNDR can work with you to design a specialized training that meets the needs of your organization or group, or any of our other trainings can be provided privately and customized to your group.

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Upcoming CNDR Events

Feb 05

2019 Rutter Award Ceremony for Professor Carol Izumi

The Rutter Endowment provides UC Hastings an annual award of $10,000 for our outstanding professor.  According to the terms of the gift, the outstanding professor…

Alumni Reception Center
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Feb 11

The Young & Employed: Redefining the Neutral’s Role

Calling all students! Wonder how you can work in the dispute resolution field right out of law school? The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution…

198 Building
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Feb 22

Northern California ADR Faculty Conference – Invite Only

This event is invite-only. The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) is proud to once again host The Northern California Faculty ADR Conference, with…

200 McAllister Street
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
May 20

Practitioner Mediation Training Series: How to Assume the Neutral’s Role

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Hastings Law presents its Practitioner Mediation Certificate Training Series: This 4-hour session is a styles…

200 McAllister Street
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cancellation Policy

For all CNDR events, cancellations on or before 30 days prior to the event will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations after 30 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations on or after 5 days prior to the event will not receive a refund.

ADA Accommodations Statement

The University of California, Hastings College of the Law is committed to making its facilities and events accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact CNDR at 415-581-8941 or CNDR@uchastings.edu, or the Disability Access Hotline at 415-581-4848 or DAH@uchastings.edu at least two weeks before the event.