Course details

  • April 11 -July 12 , 2023

  • All Trainings 9am-1pm EST

  • Online via Zoom

  • MS&P: Approved to complete the 20-hours basic mediation training requirements for Virginia Court Mediator Certification levels

  • Judicial Orientation: This program is waived for attorneys who are members of the Virginia Bar

  • GDC Observation: Approved to complete the 2 observation requirement for Virginia Court Mediator Certification levels

What mediators in training are saying...

Training Participant

The practice mediation sessions were really helpful and I did NOT want to participate at first. I really liked that the coaches were there real time. I liked how the groups were pre-assigned and I got to work with different people. I also thought that the virtual platform worked really well. I'm glad that it was scheduled for 7 half days rather than the full 3.5 days. That would have been too much via ZOOM.

Training Participant

Thanks! Overall great training, one of the most useful I have participated in. Great, friendly instructors who were very knowledgeable and approachable!


Tracey Pilkerton Cairnie, MA, PCC (She/Her) is a court-certified mentor mediator, ICF certified coach, facilitator, and trainer. She specializes in relationship and group dynamics, as well as management and leadership optimization, and she mediates resolutions and provides coaching to individuals and teams. Mrs. Cairnie is an adjunct professor at The Carter School at George Mason University. She holds an MA in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. 

James Q. Pope, MSW, JD (He/Him) is an attorney, mediator, and consultant in conflict management and subjects related to workplace conflict, employee relations, civil disputes, and divorce. Mr. Pope has conducted mediation training for the governments of Israel and Palestine and has conducted conflict management, mediation, and negotiation training for numerous public and private organizations. He is an adjunct professor at the Catholic University Columbus School of Law and at George Mason University School of Law.

Linda W. Hall (She/Her) is a Supreme Court of Virginia certified mentor mediator. Her company, L Hall And Co., LLC, provides alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation, arbitration, and conflict resolution and diversity training. In addition to NVMS CRC, she is a lead mediator in the Federal Shared Neutrals Program and a mediator for the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Linda is a retired member of the Federal Senior Executive Service. She is a member of the Virginia Mediation Network. She is an associate member of the American Bar Association and Dispute Resolution Section. Ms. Hall received special training in EEO matters and is Safe Zone Trained.