TMCA Credential Renewals for 2012 due December 31, 2011

Renewals for 2012 are now due for all TMCA credential holders. The deadline to renew is December 31, 2011.  It is important to send your renewal in time to ensure your name will be placed in the upcoming Texas Bar Journal advertisement and so that your name will be listed on the website.  Failure to timely send in your application could jeopardize your placement in the advertisement.

As an incentive to renew, TMCA gives a 10% discount for all applicants, which, if you pay online, will automatically be applied.

If you fail to timely renew for 2012, you will notice that your name will no longer appear on the list of credential holders.  It will not be listed until you renew and your renewal is approved as a TMCA credential holder. 

The renewal application form has been simplified.  You may renew online or by printing out the form here.          

Please submit your credential renewal by December 31, 2011.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact TMCA Secretary John Palmer by e-mail at


TMCA’s 7th Annual Symposium:

CYA (Challenging Your Assumptions):
Ideas Old, New, Tried and True —
Effective Mediation Techniques for Everyday Use

The 2011 Annual Texas Mediator Credentialing Association’s Symposium was held on October 22nd at the State at Bar Law Center at 1414 Colorado St., Austin, Texas. Once again, the event was completely sold out.  Click here to view the program’s agenda.

For those who registered for the Symposium, please find Symposium Presentation Materials here.  Please note the .pdf file size has increased so may take longer to download.  These materials will be available for viewing and/or download until November 14, 2011.  We have added to this link the PowerPoint presentations so kindly shared by presenters Don Philbin, Dr. Mike Mauk, Erin Lawler and Diane Harvey.

Thank you to all attendees and presenters for making this year’s Symposium a great success!


Sent to All Civil Court Judges in Texas

This Mediation Benchbook provides Texas judges and others that utilize mediation a resource that includes mediation statutes, sample mediation orders, TMCA guidelines and grievance process, and the Texas Supreme Court ethics orders.  Inside the Benchbook’s front cover is a list of Credential holders by county.  This is the first time TMCA has listed its Credential holders by county.  Since this Benchbook has been mailed to more than 1200 District, County, Federal and Supreme Court judges, we wanted these decision-makers to be able to easily find Credentialed mediators within their counties/regions.  All current TMCA Credential holders will also receive a copy of the Benchbook.  The Benchbook is funded by your dues and an educational grant from the James W. Gibson Scholarship Fund.


Promoting Quality Mediation Throughout Texas

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