Mediator Training Class

August 15-19, 2011

Dean Calkins will be conducting a primary mediation class (40 hours CLE, 2 hours ethics) on August 15-19, 2011, at the Drake Legal Clinic, 2400 University, Des Moines, Iowa.

Dean Calkins is an adjunct professor at Drake Law School where he provides mediation training. He also conducts mediation training for lawyers and lay persons. He offers a primary course which is 40 hours (five days). For the lawyer this includes 40 hours CLE and 2 hours ethics. This course is a hands-on course and requires each candidate to do two full mediations. It trains candidates primarily in caucus mediation with emphasis on peacemaking techniques. He also offers a three day 24 hour advanced mediation course (24 hours of CLE and one hour of ethics).

Peacemaking Is The Highest Calling
In The Legal Profession

The course covers such matters as mediating in complex protracted litigation, class actions, dealing with difficult clients, multiple parties. It reviews such techniques as using polygraph tests, reverting trusts, etc.

His courses have been held in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Tennessee.

For information, contact Susan Ewing at 515-283-0331 or

2700 Westown Parkway, Suite 410, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1411 | 515-283-0331