BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR $149 PER NIGHT! A few rooms are still available at this rate.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Texas A&M University School of Law
1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth

To register, please click here. For information regarding this year’s Symposium, please see the complete program in our Symposium brochure.

Hotel reservations are available at the discounted rate of $149 per night at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, which is located directly across the street from the Texas A&M University School of Law. To get this reduced rate, you must call the hotel at 817-335-7000 and ask for the special rate for the “Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.” You cannot get this special rate if you book online. Please note parking will be free of charge for all attendees (including those staying at the Sheraton) within the gated parking lot behind the law school. This parking lot offers easy access to and from both the hotel and the law school.

See you in Fort Worth!


TMCA to Mail Updated Mediation Benchbook to Judges in Fall 2017

This Fall, TMCA will mail a revised Mediation Benchbook to more than 1200 District, County, Federal and Supreme Court judges, as well as to all current Credential holders. The goal of TMCA’s Benchbook is to help educate sitting judges about mediation in Texas, as well as the value of mediator credentialing. The last Mediation Benchbook was issued in 2011 and future versions will be come out every four to six years.

Each year since 2012, TMCA has also mailed an updated list of Credential holders to these same sitting judges. Most recently, the 2016 “Supplement to the Mediation Benchbook” mailed in November 2016. 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, a sample mediation order, TMCA credentialing criteria, information about TMCA's grievance process, and the Texas Supreme Court ethics orders. The Benchbook is funded by your dues and an educational grant from the James W. Gibson Fund.