Civil Mediation Training – Rule 31

40 Hour Rule 31 General Civil Mediation Training – Tennessee

This course meets the requirements to apply for General Civil Mediation listing* in the State of Tennessee. *Subject to requirements of Rule 31 ยง 17.


The next training will be September 14, 15, 16 (half-day) and September 21, 22, 23 (half-day).

Completion of the course requires attendance for the full 40 hours of training. The cost of this 40-hour course is $1,175 and includes all materials, meals, and snacks. There is an additional fee for participants seeking CLE credit.


ADRC approved trainer. See bio here.

Email Stephen L. Shields ( for more information about this training course.

Training Location:

Location of training will be in Memphis, Tennessee. Specific training location will be announced prior to the scheduled date of the training.


Due to the interactive nature of the training, class size is limited to 10 students. In addition to other training requirements, the instructor will describe the mediation process; demonstrate the major aspects of each stage of mediation; and, review a video and critique it. Following that training, each student will have the opportunity to conduct a mediation regarding a simulated role play.

Please note it is your responsibility prior to registration to review the requirements to become a Listed Rule 31 General Civil Mediator as set forth in 17(A) of Rule 31. For states other than Tennessee, the appropriate ADR Commission should be consulted.

Rule 31 Civil Mediation Training Registration Form


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Payment by Check

Please make check payable to Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute.

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Attn: Stephen L. Shields
262 German Oak Drive
Memphis, TN 38018

Questions About The Training

Please feel free to email Steve Shields at or call him at (901) 754-8001 or (901) 412-6970