Center graduates 14 Cooley Law School mediators

Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) will graduate its eighth class of Civil mediators from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Cooley), Auburn Hills Campus, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Edward Sosnick and Cooley Law School-Auburn Hills Associate Dean John Nussbaumer will speak at the event to be held at OMC's office in Bloomfield Hills.

The class of 14 students participated in this program as a result of a partnership between OMC and Cooley. The program was developed increase the number of mediators available to resolve conflicts in Oakland County and beyond. Students were given the opportunity to learn and to practice mediation skills.

The 14 students who participated in the program are:

*Elisha Alexander, Big Stone Gap, VA.

*Sarah Anderson, Marine City, MI.

*Amy Brundett, Dallas, TX.

*FaCheryl Dixon, Canton, MI.

*Abeir Faraj, Cleveland, OH.

*Samantha Kahn, Bloomfield.

*Gregory Klich, Bayonne, NJ.

*Jayma Leath, Charleston, SC.

*Jonathan May, Fort Worth, TX.

*LaToya McBean, Auburn Hills.

*Lina Putrus, West Bloomfield.

*Richard Shermanski, Mountain Top, PA.

*Nancy Urban, Ludington, MI.

*Lakisha Wade, Detroit.

The program creates a win-win for OMC and Cooley by providing experiential training and practical experience to Cooley students while developing highly-trained mediators.

The instructors for this program were Camelia Ureche and Bonnie Hanes. The graduation will be held at the OMC office, 550 Hulet Dr., Suite 102, in Bloomfield Hills. For more information, call OMC at (248) 338-4280. For more information about Thomas Cooley Law School, see www.cooley.edu.

Oakland Mediation Center is a private non-profit organization that has served the community since 1989 by providing mediation services for individuals, businesses, courts, schools and agencies; 40-hour Civil, Domestic and Advanced Mediator training as well as conflict resolution, peer mediation, bullying prevention/intervention, and restorative practices in schools. Visit OMC's web site at www.mediation-omc.org.

Published: Mon, Dec 3, 2012

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