Course Description

This course provides an overview of the role of the mediator and the mediation process in various civil litigation and family law cases.

This course includes video recorded for the Washington County Bar Association's 2020 Winter Bench Bar.

Videography services were provided by Network Deposition Services.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Damon Faldowski, Esq., John Noble, Esq. and  Margaret Tremba, Esq.

    Damon Faldowski, Esq., John Noble, Esq. and Margaret Tremba, Esq.

    Damon Faldowski, Esq. has more than forty years' experience in medical malpractice, personal injury litigation, and administrative proceedings in the state and federal courts. He was appointed by PA Governor Tom Wolf to serve as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County in 2016 and 2017. He currently serves as a mediator and arbitrator for noblemediation, LLC.

    John Noble, Esq. is the founder of noblemediation, LLC, and has mediated more than 3,000 civil matters since 2003, including complex medical malpractice, professional malpractice, personal injury, pharmaceutical liability, employment law, and contract matters.

    Margaret Tremba, Esq. is one of the founding members of Tremba, Kinney, Greiner &Kerr, LLC. Prior to opening her practice, Ms. Tremba practiced for five years in criminal, commercial litigation, and health care sections in Pittsburgh. In addition to over twenty years of litigation experience, Ms. Tremba has also been employed as a part-time instructor of Business Law at the New Kensington Campus of Penn State University. She has been admitted into practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Her areas of focus at Tremba, Kinney, Greiner & Kerr, LLC include commercial litigation, civil litigation, domestic law, general corporate representation, banking, and real estate law. In May of 2003, Ms. Tremba completed Mediation training and engaged in the mediation of domestic matters. In addition, in February of 2014, she completed the necessary requirements to train and educate mediators.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Mediation Course Materials (Printing Optional)
    • Mediation Basics Part One
    • Mediation Basics Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)