August 7, 2018 - Noon to 1:30 pm

Refining Your MOUs: 
Best Practices For Maximum Impact

Whether you are an experienced divorce mediator or new to the profession, you will not want to miss this opportunity to take a fresh look at how you draft MOUs. Three accredited members of the NYSCDM, two of whom also work as review attorneys, will share their expertise for creating comprehensive and effective MOUs.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • Best practices for creating solid MOUs
  • Strategies and techniques for gathering information before you start writing an MOU
  • Essential data you need to include while drafting a comprehensive MOU
  • Good practices for the review process
  • Problems review attorneys often see and how you can avoid them

Who should attend?

  • Experienced mediators interested in exchanging ideas and sharing approaches to fine-tune their strategies and techniques
  • New mediators looking to incorporate best practices
  • Professionals (i.e., financial planners, family therapists, etc) who assist mediators on select sections of MOUs and want to better understand the overall process


Renée LaPoint, MS
President, The Mediation Center, Inc.
NYSCDM President, Accredited Mediator

Renée is a divorce mediator who received her training from the Center for Mediation and Training in New York City. She is certified by the Center for Dispute Settlement and the Unified Court System to mediate court-referred cases, is involved with and trained in Restorative Justice Initiatives and is trained as a Collaborative Law Facilitator. Renée earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Skidmore College and her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Administration from Syracuse University.

Deb Hope Wayne, Esq.
Owner, Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C.
Westchester and Manhattan
NYSCDM Vice President, Accreditation Chair, Accredited Mediator

Deborah is a collaborative attorney and mediator who co-developed one of the first law school programs on Collaborative Practice in the United States and serves as Adjunct Professor of Collaborative Law at Pace University School of Law. Deborah attended Boston University where she received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude; the University of Grenoble, in France; and earned her law degree from Pace University School of Law. She also is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™.

Susan Ingram, Esq.
Owner, Susan Ingram Mediation & Coaching
Former NYSCDM Board Member, Public Awareness Chair, Accredited Member

Susan has been a practicing lawyer for over 35 years and, for the past decade, has focused her work exclusively in the area of divorce and family mediation. For many years Susan has been an advocate for children and young adults with special needs. She received a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from New York University and her Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law.

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Webinar Information

The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation sponsors educational webinars that are free to members. Nonmembers can attend for a nominal fee ($50).

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Our recent webinars have been:

Closing Real Estate Loopholes in Divorce Mediation
Our featured speakers were Alla Roytberg and Mark Josephson

Marketing Your Divorce Mediation Practice Online
How to help grow your practice and extend your reputation
Our featured speakers were Jennifer Safian, BJ Mann and Patty Murray

Retirement and Divorce:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugliness!
Our featured speakers were Donna La Scala and Marc Miller, PhD.

Archives of past webinars are available. For more information, please contact