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Click here for tuition and special discounts, like early bird and active college student. Or call, Dr. Barbara Manousso at 713/557-1010.

Online, we are doing business, family, and divorce mediations and some interactive/real time course training.  Online training is only being done during our COVID pandemic.  All online students are encouraged to attend our in person residential training after the pandemic for no extra charge.  Call us at (713)557-1010 text/talk!

For the best in mediation training, select a mediation training program with proven leadership and lecturers who identify themselves with academic credentials and professional standing, like the staff of Manousso Mediation.

Make sure that your trainers meet the qualifications for professional mediation organizations, such as Texas Mediators Trainers Round Table (TMTR) and Texas Credentialing Association, or you won’t be getting a quality training and often won’t be accepted into the mediation community.

Online trainings are not recognized by most mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) panels for basic, domestic violence, and family (divorce) mediation courses.

Manousso Mediation and Arbitration, LLC. is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE.  Other professional organization CEU are also offered.

Basic Mediation Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
40 hours. ($975) Earn MCLE/CEU 40 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR, includes Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR training):
Our next class will be held July 8th, 2020. From July 8th until July 11th, 2020, is now a tentative in-class date because of the COVID-19. We are also looking at a hybrid program of online lecture/in-person roleplays. The early bird special is now available until June 15, 2020.

If this must be an online class, all students will have the opportunity at no charge to retake all or part of this training in person, in residence. ONLINE is NOT the best practice in mediation training, but we are trying to accommodate our lockdown time.

Arbitration Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
9.5 hours. ($550) Earn MCLE/CEU 9 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR
Houston:Friday, June 19th, 2020, 8:30 AM until 6:30 PM.


Advanced Mediation: Family-Divorce-Child Custody Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
30 hours. ($795) Earn MCLE/CEU 30 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR
Wednesday to Friday, July 15th, 16th, 17th, 2020, 8:30 AM until 7:00 PM, daily.

New: Domestic Violence for Advance Family Training required by TX legislation in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria, four (4) hours for ($150). (This Domestic Violence training is INCLUDED in the Advance Family 30 hours of training above.) If you have taken the 30 hours of Advance Family training and only need this course, then register under Advance Training dropdown button
Held in Houston on Friday, July 17th, 2020, from 1 PM until 5:00 PM. Call for location. Please send an email note to mediation@manousso.us with Subject: Domestic Violence Certificate

Parenting Coordination and Facilitation Training $525 in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria: Sign up for this and Advance Family at the same time and use the early bird discount (SAVE $$$) for both classes
18 hours-MCLE/CEU 18 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR
NOTE DATE CHANGE DUE TO THE COVID-19: Friday and Saturday, June 12th and 13th, 2020, 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM, daily. This date is tentative for in-class training and might be offered online, weighing the health factors at the time.

Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training ($600), specially discounted for family mediators. If you have questions, ask. Classes are held in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
20 hours-MCLE/CEU 20 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR
Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th, 2020, from 8:30 AM until 7:00 PM

Note our refund policy, once you have committed to a training.

Handicap accessible training venue.

Texas Justice Center for Mediation and Arbitration in Bellaire off I-610 West Loop.

Ranch Office Conference Room and Virtual Office

Ranch Office Conference Room and Virtual Office

Heights Mediation Center

Brochure

The Texas Mediation Center in Bellaire and Heights Mediation Center are modern, well located, facilities to proudly invite your mediation and arbitration clients.

See brochure.

The Mediation Process

MEDIATION FEE SCHEDULE

Our mediation fee is simple and charged at a fixed rate of $300 per hour for two parties, without regard to the nature, amount in controversy, or complexity of the case. This rate is divided by each party. In the event that there are more than two parties, the third and fourth party pays an additional $150 per hour to the base rate of $300.
No mediation schedule is confirmed until each party has paid their share of the fee.

Partial-Day Fees

Fees are $450 per party for a minimum of three hours. See cancellation policy.

Full-Day Fees

When a full day of mediation is expected, the rate will be $1,200 per party, based on eight (8) hours. See cancellation policy.

Overtime Fees

If the mediation extends past eight (8) hours for a full-day or three (3) hours for a partial-day, then each party will be charged the hourly fee of $150 as part of the $300 per hour rate. Please be prepared to provide a check at the mediation for overtime fees or bring a credit card to use our PayPal option.

Special Client Needs

If this fee schedule needs modification for your case, I would be willing to negotiate a more convenient rate. The venues that we use for mediation are all handicap and wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of $500, or $250 each party, will be charged to the canceling parties for a mediation canceled fourteen (14) days prior to the scheduled mediation date. Otherwise, mediation fees, once paid and scheduled, are non-refundable. If the mediation is rescheduled and conducted, we will apply any funds in excess of the $500 cancellation fee toward the rescheduled mediation. We will make every prudent effort to work with you, your client, and your schedule.

Mediation Payment Schedule