Upcoming Events


Drake Law Real Estate CLE

March 29, 2019

Drake Law School offers numerous Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs throughout the year. Drake Law School’s CLE programs cover many areas of law and are designed to meet your educational and professional needs. For questions regarding CLE programming, contact CLE Coordinator Amy Cutler at amy.cutler@drake.edu or 515-271-3361. For more information on Drake Law School, visit http://www.drake.edu/law/alumni/cle/.


40-Hour Family Law Mediator Training

April 8-12, 2019 (Mon-Fri)

Training is for Mediators, Collaborative Professionals, Attorneys, CPAs, Financial Planners, Therapists, Child Advocates, Parenting Coordinators, Human Resources, Social Workers

Attorney: Approved Iowa 41.75, CLE 3.0 Ethics

This 40-hour mediation training program is for those who want to mediate in family law disputes, in court ordered roster mediation programs, in the workplace, and facilitate in other areas of dispute resolution. The training will form a foundation for your mediation practice. Although this training is not intended to be advanced skill training, some advanced skill development may be introduced. The training will provide a comprehensive background in dispute resolution, enabling you to develop your own style and area of mediation. It will also help you to develop a plan to set up a practice or business in mediation or to use the knowledge gained to become more effective with people that you encounter or to facilitate dispute resolution. The training will be a seminar style of learning with active participation by each participant. And, yes, we do a lot of role playing so you get a chance to practice mediating. Please feel free to ask questions as we proceed through the training. This is a 40-hour course and to receive your certificate, you must attend all 40 hours. Breaks will be incorporated throughout the training, and we break for lunch daily.

Crilley Mediation Services also offers training in Collaborative Law, Parenting Coordinator, and Advanced Dispute Resolution.   
For dates and details on these and other trainings and seminars, visit: www.CrilleyMediation.com or call our office: (319) 363-5606 or email: cmm@crilleylaw.com.

Heartland Regional Mediation Conference

May 2 & 3, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday, May 3, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Every three years, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas mediators come together for a regional mediation conference, offering fresh ideas and opportunities about what’s happening in the other states. 2019 is Iowa’s year to host, and the Regional Mediation Conference Committee is excited to share its plans.

The past two Iowa-hosted regionals have been held in central Iowa. The committee decided it was time to offer the western side of the state a chance to host and encourage more participation from other states, especially Nebraska. The Mid-America Center is a wonderful facility and centrally placed in case participants would like to visit Old Town in Omaha, drive five minutes to downtown Omaha, or visit other sites.

Speaker: Attorney, Katherine E. Miller, from the Center for Understanding in Conflict will be presenting on “Facilitating Conversations of Consequence – Advanced Mediation & Conflict Training.” The impact of Katherine’s trainings brings accolades like: “The program teaches more than just new skills…” and “This program has forever changed me as an individual…and will forever change the way I manage conflict, personally, and professionally.”

More Information & Registration


16-Hour Parenting Coordination Training*
SPRING Session: May 2-3, 2019

Two-Day Training Program for Parenting Coordinators, Mediators, Custody Evaluators, Attorneys, Judges, Therapists, Parent Educators, and Other Professionals Who Work with High Conflict Families

Christine Crilley presents a comprehensive training that will form a foundation for your parenting coordination practice. Parenting Coordination is an alternative dispute resolution process that is non-confidential, child centered; whereby the parenting coordinator works with parents (usually high conflict) toward a healthier co-parenting relationship, dispute resolution and decision making (sometimes by contract or Court Order the parenting coordinator makes the decision when the parents are unwilling or unable to do so).

This specialty training is in topics relating to parenting coordination including the parenting coordination process, guidelines for the practice, family dynamics, domestic violence, best interest of the children, dealing with high conflict parents, parenting skills, problem solving techniques, dealing with conflict and much more.  And yes, we do a lot of role playing so you get a chance to practice parenting coordination.

*This training follows the AFCC Guidelines for Parenting Coordination.

For more information and to download Registration Forms for any of these trainings visit our website at: www.CrilleyMediation.com, call Christine Crilley at (319) 363-5606 or email: cmm@crilleylaw.com.

Crilley Mediation Services also offers training in Collaborative Law, Parenting Coordinator, and Advanced Dispute Resolution.   
For dates and details on these and other trainings and seminars, visit: www.CrilleyMediation.com or call our office: (319) 363-5606 or email: cmm@crilleylaw.com.