Mediation & Paralegal Certificate Program

Program Highlights

  • 15 Month Program-
    students given 22.5 months to complete Program
  • Nationally Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance Provided
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • National Exam Included in Tuition


Mediation and dispute resolution are rapidly growing fields of study and sought after skills in the workplace. This comprehensive course provides the core skill sets necessary for the practice of mediation.

Mediators are neutral parties who help people to resolve their disputes without going to court. Simply said, mediators help both businesses and families resolve conflict. People often use mediators when they wish to preserve relationships, save money, and save time.

Students are guided through the 5 stages of mediation and are asked how these stages apply to actual case studies of mediation. Students learn core people skills such as active listening, impartiality, neutrality, reframing, effective communication, and the management of conflict.

Further, there is no need to take multiple trainings. The Lakewood College Mediation Certificate Program trains its students in business, family, divorce and workplace mediation. Also, all students who complete the Mediation Certificate Program not only receive a diploma and transcripts from Lakewood College, but are eligible to sit for the exam from the National Association of Certified Mediators.

Get ready to work closely with attorneys! Become a paralegal. Our reasonably priced paralegal training will give you the skills you need in 9 months.

This wide-ranging program covers how the legal system works, the litigation process, tort law, contracts, legal research, interviewing, how paralegals and attorneys work together and more. Training includes a professional legal textbook and study guides.

You'll learn the latest paralegal procedures from knowledgeable instructors with years of experience in their field.


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  • Identify various conflict resolution processes
  • Discuss realistic career opportunities available in the conflict resolution field upon successful completion of this program
  • Identify and explain the five stages of mediation
  • Write an opening statement effectively
  • Illustrate barriers to communication
  • Argue negotiation tactics to specific scenarios effectively
  • Utilize active listening strategies
  • Distinguish between various effective strategies for developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate skills for forming mutually acceptable agreements
  • Construct an effective mediation agreement
  • Interpret ethical issues that may arise
  • Write a mediated divorce agreement
  • Assemble a marketing strategy for a mediation practice
  • Demonstrate basic legal research with an ability to locate many court cases, statutes and laws
  • Distinguish between the roles of paralegals & attorneys
  • Use software like HotDocs, Tabs3 and Adobe commonly prevalent in legal businesses
  • Create a spreadsheet using legal billing as an example of its importance in business environments
  • Explain sources of American law from constitutions, legislative statutes and municipal ordinances
  • Demonstrate an improved understanding of legal terminology through various forms of communication within established protocol
  • Discuss how law firms operate as a business, generate revenue from clients and evaluate staff
  • Develop a career plan for employment while understanding the importance of professionalism
  • Explain common legal issues relevant in business, contracts, property disputes and more.
  • Design a basic compliant for Negligence and understand common Torts and defense thereto
  • Identify how to become an Independent Paralegal/ Legal Document Preparer
  • Construct the basics of legal investigations, conduct client, witness, and informational interviews
  • Interpret facts into legal issues and evaluate evidence for use in preparing office memorandums
  • Describe practical tools for avoiding common mistakes while employed within the legal profession
  • Locate and understand important ethical rules regulating legal professionals to protect clients
  • Pass the National Certification Exam