TEXAS FAMILY LAW & MEDIATION NEWS
December 2020Mediator Tom King
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MEDIATION WEBINAR: JANUARY
The FREE State Bar of Texas approved Texas Modern Mediation Conference will provide you 15 hours of free CLE: 6 hours you watch online the 2 weeks prior and 10 hours you watch online January 22, 2021. We will also be launching the companion Mediation Toolkit and Mediation Watch App at this conference See more information below.

In 2020, this Conference was the most attended mediation CLE event and 2nd most attended family law CLE event statewide! RSVP now for this FREE event with over 100 of the top family law attorneys and judges participating as panelists. This event gives you all 15 hours of your annual CLE including ethics. Attendance includes the Toolkit for free!
MEDIATION APPS
We offer the following free technology tools for lawyers and paralegals to streamline their preparation for and participation in mediation on behalf of their clients. The Mobile app is perfect to provide the judge an available date and time of mediation when signing your Order to Mediate. The Browser App includes 1,400 constantly updated and organized family law, CPS and mediation bookmarks. The Watch App launches at the Texas Modern Mediation Conference January 22, 2021.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CLE CRUISE: OCTOBER
Royal Caribbean has extended until December 31st the half-price "Texas Lawyers CLE Cruise" October 3-10, 2021 to Cozumel, Grand Caymen & Jamaica! This is the perfect Christmas or Valentine's gift!

You will earn 15 hours of FREE State Bar of Texas approved CLE on Family Violence & CPS topics. Interior rooms per person are $490 and Oceanview with Balcony rooms per person at $609. It only takes a $500 deposit and it is FULLY REFUNDABLE until July 4, 2021!

MEDIATION TOOLKIT
In January, we will be launching the FREE Texas Modern Mediation Toolkit with 40+ "cheat sheets" created by the 100+ panelists to the Texas Modern Mediation Conference January 22, 2021.

This Toolkit is a compliment to the State Bar of Texas' "Family Lawyer's Essential Tool Kit" which we highly recommend. Thanks again to the 100+ family law attorneys and judges helping with this monumental project!
MEDIATION SERVICES
We offer online half-day mediation at $250 per party weekdays at 9 am, 1 pm and 6 pm. During the holidays we are adding weekends. We also offer "Drive By MSAs" at $125 per side.

MEDIATION ORDER TO EFILE
We now offer as a download an "Order to Mediate" (in Word and PDF) which includes Tom King as the mediator with full contact information and language that the parties agree that if a party doesn't show up and pay for mediation, the other party will be able to collect the money on final orders and any related reasonable attorney fees.
MEDIATION INTERNSHIPS
Meet our latest intern! Elizabeth Sheehan-Vela is a 3L at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. She plans on returning to Corpus Christi after passing the July 2021 bar exam. She was also lead counsel on several divorce cases in Family and Veterans Advocacy Clinic.

Elizabeth previously clerked with the Texas OAG Child Support Division in 2020. She is passionate about helping domestic violence victims and hope to do protective orders pro bono in the future alongside handling any other family law cases. Connect with Elizabeth on LinkedIn and share our internship program with current or recently graduated law students with an interest in family law, CPS law and mediation.