Brief History of the TMCA

The Texas Mediator Credentialing Association is an initiative built on years of effort by various mediator groups, including the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law, the Texas Association of Mediators, the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable, the College of Texas Mediators, the Texas Dispute Resolution Centers Director’s Council, the Association of Attorney Mediators and numerous other mediation organizations and individuals throughout Texas who have donated time and energy to establish voluntary, statewide credentialing. Members of these organizations, along with representatives of the public, the judiciary, and education, worked together over a 7-year period to develop the first statewide, voluntary, multi-disciplinary credentialing program in the country. This unique and innovative multi-tiered approach adopts standards of practice and a code of ethics for mediators, while at the same time educating the public on the benefits of mediation and the availability of a grievance process at no cost to the public or the consumer.

 

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