Course Description

This course considers the process and practice of mediation and conciliation in a variety of civil litigation settings.  The discussion offers the perspective of experienced mediators and practice pointers for practitioners.

This course includes video recorded from a combined live/Zoom presentation from the Washington County Bar Association Bench Bar in the spring of 2022.

Course Deadline Notice:

Axom Education will no longer be offering online CLE courses after the December 31st, 2022 compliance deadline.  Any courses purchased from October 15th, 2022 through December 31st, 2022 must be completed by January 10th, 2023 to receive CLE credit.

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

  • Mediation and Conciliation Panel

    Mediation and Conciliation Panel

    Judge Damon Faldowski serves as a Mediator/Arbitrator for noblemediation, LLC in Washington, PA. He previously practiced with the firm of Phillips and Faldowski where his practice concentrated on personal injury litigation. He was appointed by then Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to serve as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, PA from July of 2016 to December of 2017.

    Tom Lonich, Esq. is an attorney with the Thomas A. Lonich Law Offices in Washington, PA. He has more than 30 years of practice experience and concentrates his practice in personal injury, contracts, trial litigation, and municipal law. He has served as solicitor for various municipalities and zoning hearing boards.

    Howard Schulberg, Esq. is a Mediator and Arbitrator for Schulberg Mediation in Pittsburgh, PA. He has offered his services as an arbitrator and mediator in the civil litigation field for over 30 years. While most of these mediated claims involve personal injuries, whether it is a products liability matter, a medical malpractice suit or an automobile accident, Howard’s vast experience has provided a solid background for serving as a neutral in other areas.

Course curriculum

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