DEPENDENCY COURT MEDIATION ASSISTANCE CLINIC
(LAWI-5004) - 2 UNIT
At DC-MAC, students are trained in mediation and conciliation (telephone mediation) along with C-MAC students. After receiving mediation training and an additional 6 hours of training on Dependency Court - and passing the court background check - students observe, co-mediate and draft mediation agreements/Court Exit Orders in the Edmund D. Edelman's Children's Courthouse. Until students pass the background check, or if there are no scheduled mediations in Dependency Court, students engage in conciliation work at Loyola's Center for Conflict Resolution in a wide variety of cases including, but not limited to, landlord-tenant, neighbor-to-neighbor, family disputes, divorce, consumer-merchant, discrimination, and organizational conflicts. This is generally a two unit clinic. Students may take fewer or more units with special permission of Professor Culbert. Two units satisfy the pro bono requirement. A two-semester commitment is requested but not required. Mondays and Tuesdays are Dependency Court Mediation days. Therefore, students must be available to attend on either Monday or Tuesday. To enroll in this clinic, students must submit an application through Symplicity and contact Mercedes.Smith@lls.edu to participate in an informal group interview. Phone: 213-736-1083.