HMP is open to all HLS students. 1Ls can apply as soon as they arrive on campus! Once accepted into HMP’s 32-hour training, HMP members can expect the following during their first semester once basic training is completed:
New members mediate every other week either in a small claims or in a Harassment Prevention Order session of a local district court or they mediate cases out-of-court such as tenant-tenant or animal control disputes. The approximate time commitment every other week for students is three hours – not including travel time.
HMP’s experienced liaisons and mediators provide feedback to new mediators. Providing feedback is a fundamental aspect of HMP’s model.
HMP student members have the opportunity to work in the HMP office.
Offered two to three times each semester, HMP’s Clinical Supervisor Cathy Mondell provides an opportunity for HMP members to discuss their mediation experiences.
At the end of the semester, new members are presented with mediation certificates at HMP’s “graduation.” During this social event, new members connect with one another and with board and staff members to share their mediation experiences.
PRO BONO CREDIT
HMP student members are able to earn pro bono credit. Mediating, conducting HMP office hours, and teaching and coaching at HMP training all count towards the HLS pro bono requirement.