Saturday, October 25, 2014
8:30 am to 4:45 pm
University of Texas Joe C. Thompson Conference Center, Austin
You won’t want to miss TMCA’s 10th Annual Symposium! While David Letterman made the Top Ten List famous (infamous), we are doing our best to bring you the Top Ten Lists mediators can count on to improve her or his mediation skills and practice. Will Pryor will present “Ten Keys to Happy Mediating” that will, hopefully, put a smile on your and your clients’ faces. Audience favorite Ross Stoddard will bring ethical awareness to help change those inevitable OMG moments into AHA moments. You will learn about the “Top Ten Judicial Decisions Impacting Texas Mediators” from commercial litigator Talmage Boston and work through the ins and outs in Rule 169 cases with the help of Judge Bruce Wettman. Bringing a worldly view, Joey Cope will share what he learned about Texas mediation during his recent travels to Rwanda and Kenya. To “top off” your mediator’s Top Ten List, 10 veteran mediators will intersperse practical insights throughout the day.
To register, print and mail this registration form with your payment. To read all about the Symposium, please view our 2014 Symposium brochure. For directions to the Joe C. Thompson Conference Center, click here.
See you in Austin this October!
IT’S RENEWAL TIME!!!
TMCA Credential Renewals for 2015 are due by December 31, 2014
As an incentive to renew, TMCA gives a 10% discount for all applicants, if dues are paid by December 31, 2014. Note the 10% discount is automatically applied if you pay online.
It is important to send your renewal in time to ensure your name will be placed in the 2015 Texas Bar Journal center-spread advertisement and so that your name will continue to be listed on the TMCA website.
Renewing is easy! You may renew online via PayPal using your user name or password or by printing out and completing the mail-in renewal.
All 2014 TMCA Credential mediators are listed in the 2014 “Supplement to the Mediation Benchbook” which mailed in September to more than 1200 District, County, Federal and Supreme Court judges, as well as to all current credential holders. This annual Supplement is another way TMCA puts credentialed mediators at the fingertips of influencers and decision-makers while fulfilling its mission to promote quality mediation throughout Texas.
The Mediation Benchbook provides Texas judges and others that utilize mediation a resource that includes mediation statutes, sample mediation orders, TMCA guidelines and grievance process, and the Texas Supreme Court ethics orders. Inside the Benchbook’s front cover is a list of Credential holders by county. This is the first time TMCA listed its Credential holders by county. Since this Benchbook was mailed to all District, County, Federal and Supreme Court judges, we wanted these decision-makers to be able to easily find Credentialed mediators within their counties/regions. The Benchbook was funded by your dues and an educational grant from the James W. Gibson Scholarship Fund.
TMCA Center Spread in June 2014 Texas Bar Journal
TMCA featured its Credential Holders in the center spread of the June 2014 issue of the Texas State Bar’s magazine, the Texas Bar Journal. The Texas Bar Journal is the only legal publication that reaches every attorney in Texas. Circulation is 100,000 and growing. A recent readership survey indicated that 96% of Texas attorneys read the Texas Bar Journal. To help market TMCA Credential Holders to Texas attorneys, TMCA has placed an ad listing all of our Credential Holders in the Texas Bar Journal every year since 2007.
Why Use a Credentialed Mediator?
Because professionalism matters. TMCA credential holders meet specific training, continuing education and experience requirements. Credential holders are bound by a mandatory Code of Ethics and a grievance process. The TMCA credential demonstrates the mediator’s commitment to delivering quality mediation services. Insist on a TMCA credentialed mediator for your next mediation. For a list of credentialed mediators, click here. To search for a mediator in your area, click here
Why Become a Credentialed Mediator?
Because professionalism matters. A TMCA credential tells the public you meet specific training, continuing education and experience requirements. It indicates your willingness to be accountable through a mandatory Code of Ethics enforced by a grievance process. The TMCA credential demonstrates your commitment to delivering quality mediation services. Insist on excellence—apply for your credential today!