Alternative Spring Break at NCRC

Monday morning orientation with alternative spring break students from WNE law school.

March 13, 2017

We are thrilled to have 20 students from Western New England University Law School with us for an entire week!

They have come to Nashville to volunteer their time and energy with us during their spring break, earning pro bono credit hours required for school and learning the inside workings of a mediation center. They are a bit crowded here at the office, so we’ve divided them into two groups: each day, one group will be based at the office, and the other group will be based at Nelson Mullins. Spending time at Nelson Mullins is a wonderful opportunity for them; we are grateful to Brendi Kaplan (our Board President-Elect) for providing a conference room for the entire week.

So what can law students do for NCRC? Among other things, they are working in teams to research and gather information on mediation across TN, with particular attention paid to non-profit centers and groups that work with underserved communities. They are gathering information on the cost to litigate cases across the state; the counties that have passed the Dollar Bill legislation supporting mediation centers; the mediation stats and demographics of all organizations currently receiving funding from the AOC, etc.

Honestly, these students are amazing–they radiate positive energy and intelligence and drive. Stop by this week if you want to see them in action!

 



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HOW DO WE KNOW IT WORKS?

After every mediation, participants fill out an evaluation form. That is just one way we gather information to make sure we are doing the best we can for the people we serve. As you can see here, this is the kind of evaluation that makes us happy!

After every mediation, participants fill out an evaluation form. That is just one way we gather information to make sure we are doing the best we can for the people we serve. We expect the best from our mediators, and our participants deserve no less. As you can see here, this is the kind of evaluation that makes us happy!

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Kudos to WNE Law Students!

The amazing group of students from WNE Law School on Alternative Spring Break, serving NCRC and exploring Nashville.

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