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' 'Turbocharging Your Family Mediation Practice:' technology, forms and resources, from ACR CapeCod July 2006 workshop

Association for Conflict Resolution Family Section
Mid-Year Conference Workshop
— Mediation Practice Tools & Technology

Turbocharging Your Family Mediation Practice (Mediator Resource Materials)

Welcome colleagues from
ACR's Family Section Mid-Year Conference 2006 (Making Waves, Breaking Barriers)!

The following are course materials and resources referenced in our mediation and technology workshop:

Turbocharging Your Family Mediation Practice:  Tools, Forms and Technology to Improve your Efficiency, Client Satisfaction and Bottom Line!

Click on these to review or print, using Adobe® Acrobat®'s free software. Some of these files are quite large (and will take some time to download). If you have only dial-up — and not high speed internet access — or if you intend to download several of these, we highly recommend you follow the instructions below. (We suggest that you "right-click" and save files to your computer, before opening!)

On request, we can supplement these given questions and issues raised in our workshop.

Larry (Lawrence F. King, J.D.)
Chris (Christopher L. Griffith, J.D., M.S.)
Colorado Professional Mediators

Contact us regarding the conference!


# Form / ToolAdobe® articles, by Denver divorce mediators document (or website link)

Introduction

  Turbocharging Your Family Mediation Practiceworkshop overview & presenters | mediators' background

Securing Appointments

1 Website send-a-page
2 Website special "Client Resources| Link"
3 Website client welcome | appt confirmation page - by topic (Divorce With Children example)
4 Potential client Notes (phone notes form)
5 E-mail confirmation (with link to website's Client Resources | Link)
6 Client database | merge tools screenshot (Office Accelerator®)
7 Advance deposit (with reference to website payment) Paypal®
8 Counsel to attend mediation (scheduling & fee arrangements confirmation letter)
9 Counsel to attend mediation (advance deposit colored special notice)
10 Intraoffice messaging & group calendaring (screenshot) Phoneslips®

Initial Session

11 Client intake information
12 Attorney release
13 Third party's presence (fiance)
14 Third party's presence financial planner | consultant)

In Session & Large Panel Tools

15 Property division tool (spreadsheet format)
16 Thomson-West®'s FinPlan® (screenshot) DivorcePlanner®
17 SynchToy laptop to desktop synchronize - screenshot
18 After session digital dictation software (screenshot)
19 Mediated agreement memorialized by electronic recording

Document Preparation

20 File Structure (screenshot)
21 HotDocs® mediation practice templates library (screenshot) - document assembly
  see Pythagoras® or Ghostfill® alternatives
22 Native format v. Adobe® restricted editing (screenshot)
23 Compressed hard drive index search tools screenshot (X1®, consider also Google Desktop Search)

Final Session

24 Covering letter with counsel
25 Court documents checklist
26 Verification of Mediated Property Division Table
27 Statement for services (Timeslips®)

Afterwards

28 Website client feedback

Security, Work from Home

  Copyscape® - website copyright protection
  iBackup® - online backup
  GoToMyPC® - remote office access

Other Mediation & Technology Resources

  Mediator Tech - an exceptional blog
see its article featuring our use of large flat panel displays, as part of our mediation process: Technology in the Mediation Room:  Innovation from Colorado Divorce Mediators.

You are welcome to use our non-website forms as you wish in your family mediation practice; our website content is shared as a concept and model only (and remains subject to our Copyright Notice as protected material).



Software and Instructions to Access and Download These Family & Divorce Mediators' Tools & Forms

To download the FREE Adobe® Acrobat Reader®, get Acrobat Reader® Version 7. Resources on this site are best viewed in version 5.0 or higher.

Image of Link to Download Adobe® Acrobat Reader®

To download Acrobat files to your computer without opening them in your browser (recommended):

1. Windows Users "right click" on the link with your mouse (Mac users hold down "options" key, and "click-and-hold")

2. Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" from the pop-up menu.

3. Give the file a name and make a note of the directory in which you are saving it, then click "Save".

4. To view the file, open up Adobe Acrobat on your computer and then open up the saved file from within Acrobat.


 
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Many thanks to you, Larry and Chris, for the great presentation at the ACR Cape Cod 2006 Conference. As a professional mediator, I don’t ever recall getting as much useful information at a single mediation-related workshop!

Steve Sovern, J.D.
Sovern Mediation

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