Mediation Institute

Mediation Training

Family & Divorce Mediation Training

Classes examine family law and its impact upon the mediation of domestic subjects: divorce, property division, custody, visitation, grandparent and elder care issues. Click here for courses in your state: Oklahoma, Louisiana.

Civil, Commercial & Employment
Mediation Training

Classes emphasize personal injury litigation, commercial issues, business partnerships, employment, and workplace discrimination issues. Click here for courses in your state: Oklahoma, Louisiana.

Customized Training
Training and workshops for managers, executives, teachers, parents, attorneys, physicians, clergy and other groups for their meetings, in-house training needs, or retreats.

2016 Courses

Civil, Commercial & Employment
November 2-4, 2016 – Oklahoma City, OK
November 30-December 3, 2016 – New Orleans, LA

Family & Divorce
September 28-October 1, 2016 – Oklahoma City, OK
October 5-8, 2016 – Tulsa, OK
October 19-22, 2016 – New Orleans, LA
November 9-12, 2016 – Baton Rouge, LA
December 7-10, 2016 – Oklahoma City, OK

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Mediation Services

Family Mediation

When disputes arise in a family concerning divorce, child custody, modification of earlier agreements or other family issues, our professional mediators know how to help deal with the stresses involved, and support a productive problem-solving process.

  • Divorce and separation
  • Child custody decisions
  • Distribution of property
  • Post-divorce conflict
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Premarital preparation
  • Parent-teen problems
  • Blended family issues
  • Elder care
  • Adoption
  • Estate arrangements
  • Retirement
  • Taxes
  • Education matters

Civil & Commercial Mediation

The Mediation Institute provides an objective, neutral third party with guidelines for discussion. We can keep the primary focus on issues and not on emotions, and improve the overall quality and effectiveness of  decisions. And most importantly, we can help bring an atmosphere of cooperation to these difficult negotiations.

  • Personal Injury matters
  • Real estate disputes
  • Employment/EEO
  • Business

Your divorce doesn’t belong in open court.

Your marriage, finances, and children are private family concerns. But divorce litigation is a public, adversarial process. Everything from custody disputes to allegations of infidelity are argued before a judge in open court — just one of the dozens of cases being heard that day. You have only a few minutes to convince the judge to make lasting decisions for you and your family. The result is increased hostility, broken communication, and public exposition of your private family concerns.

Your divorce can be different. Click here for more information about Divorce Mediation


  • “Above and beyond expectations of a lawyer.”
  • “I never felt like I was just a case to him.”
  • “Steady, compassionate mediator.”
  • “He was extremely professional and straightforward … open and honest.”
  • “I hope not to have to be in need of his services again, but would recommend Jim to anyone who needs his professional help.”