Harvard Law

Mediation Training

Justice Sandra Schultz Newman is certified in both basic and advanced divisions by the Harvard Law Mediation Program. Harvard Mediation Program is a student practice organization and a clinical program of Harvard Law School. As such, it serves the greater Boston community by providing volunteer mediators in six area district courts.

The Harvard Mediation Program follows a facilitative mediation model. During the basic training, mediations are conducted in the areas of small claims, landlord-tenant, parent-child, and advanced civil cases. The Advanced Division handles self-referrals and cases referred by regional courts, probation officers and other sources. The Advanced Division includes training by mediation professionals followed by mediation of advanced cases.

Founded in 1981 by Harvard Law School students, the Harvard Mediation Program has grown significantly, now encompassing small claims, landlord-tenant, tenant-tenant, and advanced civil mediation practices.