20 Hour Divorce Mediation Seminar: Child Custody and Visitation


Join the MSBA for the latest, all virtual presentation of 20 Hour Divorce Mediation Seminar: Child Custody and Visitation on March 12-14, 2024!


Cecilia Paizs

Trainer Cecilia B. Paizs, Esq., (Ceecee) has been providing mediation services since 2000 and has been providing mediation trainings since 2007. She provides mediation services in all areas of the law, as well as mediation training, representation of children, and parenting coordination services. 

The virtual training format includes small group exercises, discussions, coached role plays, video, and lecture. The training meets the requirements under Maryland Judicial Rule 9-205(c) for circuit court mediators, and will cover Maryland law regarding separation, divorce, and child custody, support and visitation.

Seating is limited to 30 registrants so don’t delay!

Twenty hours (including one hour of ethics) of CLE credit will be offered by the surrounding MCLE states.


Mandatory attendance policy

The MSBA appreciates the time and financial commitment required of every registrant. Because of the interdependency of each classmates’ participation in all lecture and role plays for this training to be its best for all participants, 100% attendance is required of each registrant. If there’s a scheduling conflict that occurs during the training that requires a registrant to miss any portion of the training, we’ll refund the registration fee and no certificate will be awarded. Again, we’ll refund the tuition for the training so that you will be able to register for a future training. We appreciate your consideration and understanding of this policy.


If you need accommodations for this event, please email cle@msba.org by February 9, 2024. 

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
ADR and Mediation
Family Law
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
Regulatory Ethics
Cecilia Paizs
Event Information
March 12 - 14, 2024
8:30 am - 5:30 pm EDT
Total CLE Credits


Day 1

9:00 am
Day 1

9:00 a.m. Introductions; Introduction to Family Mediation – How it differs Ceecee
9:30 a.m. Mediation Skills
A quick review Module 1.1
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Family Mediations Module 1.2

11:00 a.m.
Overview: Family Law in Maryland – Child Access Issues Module 1.3
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. The Process and Demonstration of Introductory Remarks Module 1.4
1:30 p.m. Prepare for Mediation Simulation #1

2:00 p.m. Mediation Simulation #1
Decision making
3:00 p.m. Coaching of Simulation

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Standards of Practice and Ethical Issues – Child Access issues
Module 1.5
4:45 p.m. Final questions

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2

9:00 am
Day 2

9:00 a.m. Family Systems – Child Growth and Development and Emotional Aspects of Divorce for Children and Adults

10:15 a.m. Break
Prepare for Mediation Simulation #2
10:30 a.m. Mediation Simulation #2
Developing a Parenting Plan
11:30 a.m.
Discussion of Simulation #2
12:15 Lunch
12:45 p.m. Difficult People
3:00 p.m.
Prepare for Mediation Simulation #3
3:15 p.m. Mediation Simulation #3
Vacation and Holidays
4:15 p.m. Discussion of Simulation #3

5:00 p.m. Final questions and adjourn

Day 3

9:00 am
Day 3

9:00 a.m. Questions from program
9:30 a.m. Drafting a Parenting Plan

10:30 a.m. Use of outside resources
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Diversity
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Prepare for Mediation Simulation #4
1:30 p.m. Simulation #4
All issues
2:30 p.m. Discussion of Simulation #4
3:00 p.m. Discussions of Wonderful video
3:30 p.m. Final questions and discussions



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