CMC General Civil Training & Family-to-Civil Crossover Training Scheduled for January 18-27, 2018

CMC’s annual Winter mediation training will be a Rule 31 approved General Civil Training, 40 hours in length.  Embedded within the 40 hr training will be a Crossover training, 16 hours in length, for those who have been trained as family mediators and would like to train as civil mediators. (Note: CMC does not require Rule 31 listing to become a volunteer, but our trainings are approved by the ADR Commission of the Tennessee Supreme Court, and can be used to make application to be listed as a Rule 31 mediator.)

We co-train with the University of Tennessee College of Law’s Mediation Clinic class, usually 3rd year law students.  Professor Becky Jacobs is our partner, and the class is held at the University of Tennessee School of Law.  The dates listed below are all required for the full 40 hr training.  The segments which make up the 16 hr Crossover Training will occur mostly during the second weekend, but there will be a few segments in the first weekend.

January 18, Thursday, 3:30PM – 9:30PM

January 19, Friday, 3:30PM – 9:30PM

January 20, Saturday, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

January 25, Thursday, 3:30PM – 9:30PM

January 26, Friday, 3:30PM – 9:30PM

January 27, Saturday, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Because ice and snow is not unheard of in Knoxville at this time of year, we’ve reserved the following two weekends (February 1-3 and Feb 8-11) to use for make-up days, should we be required to cancel class because of inclimate weather.

Our training prepares mediators to do volunteer work in our civil courts, especially our Civil Sessions “day of court” program, and you are required to make a one-year commitment to receive special pricing for CMC volunteers.  We also allow a few people to register (if we have room in the class) who cannot make the volunteer commitment but would like to join us and pay a closer-to-market price.   Please call or email our office if you would like to ask questions about volunteer requirements and about pricing.

This class will be limited to about 12-15, so inquire quickly if you’re interested.  Email us at or call Jackie Kittrell, our Executive Director at 865-594-1879.  Please read our FAQ on volunteering, and download our volunteer application here.  We would love to talk to you!




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