Cooper Mediation Qualifications

Stan Cooper Training Qualifications includes:

January 26, 2012
Mediation Skills for Advanced Practitioners, 8 hours, offered by the New Mexico Federal Executive Board

March 31, April 1, 2009
Completed Enriched Mediation Class, 16 hours, offered by the New Mexico Federal Executive Board

June 2-4, 2008
Completed Advanced Mediation Class, 24 hours, offered by the New Mexico Federal Executive Board, Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 14-17, 2007
Completed a 32 hour Mediation Skills Training at the National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego, California

April 14-15, 2007
Certificate in Workplace Mediation, 14 hours, Mediation Training Institute International, Kansas City, Missouri.

April 14-15, 2007
Family Mediation Class, 14 hours, Snohomish Dispute Resolution Center, Everett, Washington

January 6-14, 1990
Basic Mediation Class, 40 hours, Snohomish Dispute Resolution Center, Everett, Washington. Later was certified by the Snohomish Dispute Resolution Center

Cooper Mediation Professional References :

Judge David Segura, Santa Fe County Magistrate Court, 505 984-9914;
John Kwait, Executive Director, New Mexico Federal Executive Board, 505 248-6415;
Shannon Beaucaire, Director of the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico's mediation program, 505 768-4660.

Examples of Stan Cooper’s Mediations:

A Native American sued a federal government agency for sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Using mediation the case settled and the plaintiff received $21,000. The mediation was considered a pre Equal Opportunity hearing. Had the case not settled it would have gone to a formal hearing open to the public. The issues in the case were: lost wages; wrongful termination, and emotional distress.

The plaintiff, a probationary employee, brought a discrimination suit against her supervisor and was fired one month later. The governmental agency involved authorized $1,000 for emotional distress; $20,000 in lost wages and $2,000 in attorney’s fees.

There were ten people in the mediation, three lawyers and several employees of the federal agency. After opening statements, shuttle mediation was used to carry offers back and forth.

An insurance company was sued for $20,000 by a woman (plaintiff) who alleged that a storage company damaged valuable Persian rugs which were stored in a locker for several years. The plaintiff was highly emotional and the lawyer for the defendant acted as if she were presenting facts in a trial. I separated the parties and working with both sides I was able to get across to the defendant’s lawyer that in mediation parties need to vent. After several calls to the insurance company, the lawyer for the defendant was able to get a $5,000 offer to the plaintiff. The woman who owned the storage lockers felt sympathy for the plaintiff and gave the plaintiff $1,000 out of her own pocket. The case settled for $6,000. The plaintiff wanted to put the dispute behind her and move on.