Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediator and Collaborative Attorney

Certified Family Law Specialist

Upcoming Presentations by Forrest S. Mosten

In addition to conducting trainings and individual supervision in Los Angeles, Mr. Mosten actively trains and presents at conferences world wide. See below for topics that he has addressed and venues where he has trained and given conference presentations.

International Pound Conference 2017.

Woody was an invited panelist at the International Pound Conference held at the University of Southern California, March 16, 2017.

The following schedule is subject to change and availability is determined by the sponsoring organizations.

To see prior years’ Presentations and Trainings, click here


2018 Schedule 2019

Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

January 2018

Top of Schedule

Jan 23-27

Los Angeles, CA

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Register at

Jan 31

Vancouver, BC

Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia

Unbundled Legal Services: Hands-On Skill Training
(with Kari Boyle)

Contact: Jennifer Weber

February 2018

Top of Schedule

Feb 1

Vancouver, BC

National Organization of Bar Counsel

Unbundled Legal Services: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices
(with Tammy Northrup and Dennis Rendleman)

Contact: Tammy P. Northrup

Feb 28

Los Angeles, CA

The Future of Family Law, the Family Law Practice and Family Wellbeing

A fire side chat with Woody Mosten, Liz Scully & Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis

WeWork Playa Vista
12655 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Contact: Jonathan Verk,

March 2018

Top of Schedule

Mar 5-6

Chicago, IL


Principal Trainer:
Building A Successful Unbundled Family Law Practice


Mar 16

Carlisle, PA

2018 Dickinson Law Review Symposium

Unbundled Legal Services: Improved Legal and Informed Consent for Families in Transition

Contact: Maureen Weidman

April 2018

Top of Schedule

Apr 11-14

Maastricht, The Netherlands

Louis M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten International
Client Consultation Competition


Apr 13

Maastricht, The Netherlands

University of Maastricht

Unbundling Legal Services

Contact: Fernhout Fokke (METAJUR)

May 2018

Top of Schedule

May 3-5

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Principal Trainer:
Peacemaking Institute

Contact: Zanita Zacks-Gabriel

May 10

California State Bar

Unbundling Legal Services
(With Sandro Tuzzo)

California State Bar

Contact: Sandro Tuzzo

May 11

On-Line Study and Consultation Group

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Contact: Dr. Virginia Colin, President APFM

June 2018

Top of Schedule

Jun 8

On-Line Study and Consultation Group

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Contact: Dr. Virginia Colin, President APFM

Jun 22-23

Chicago, IL

ABA Section on Dispute Resolution

Principal Trainer:
Conflict Resolution Practice Development Institute

Contact: Linda Seely

July 2018

Top of Schedule

Jul 13

On-Line Study and Consultation Group

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Contact: Dr. Virginia Colin, President APFM

August 2018

Top of Schedule

Aug 9

Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Mediation Association

Presentation of 2017 SCMA President’s Award by Jason Harper to Woody Mosten in commendation of his work in providing divorce mediation training as well as commemorating the 10th year of the SCMA Education Foundation which was created in his honor.

Contact: SCMA

October 2018

Top of Schedule

Oct 16-20

Los Angeles, CA

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Register at

Oct 21

La Jolla, CA

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

No-Host Dinner for Participants of Master Class with Woody Mosten

Contact: APFM

Oct 22

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Master Class:
Advanced Strategies for Confronting Bad Behavior in Mediation

Contact: APFM

Oct 24


Unbundling Legal Services

Contact: Nicole Ellickson

Oct 27

Seattle, WA

IACP Forum:

Using an Unbundled Approach to Enhance your Collaborative Practice (with Ron Ousky)

Contact: IACP

November 2018

Top of Schedule

Nov 3

Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Mediation Association

Facilitating Apologies and Forgiveness in Mediation


Nov 16

On-Line Study and Consultation Group

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Mediator Settlement Proposals and Case Consultations

Contact: Dr. Virginia Colin, President APFM

Nov 30

Santa Monica, CA

Building Effective Interdisciplinary Teams

Discussion based on July 2018 Family Court Review Articles (Click to Download)

Contact: Dr. Angus Strachan

2019 Schedule 2018

Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

January 2019

Top of Schedule

Jan 25-26

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Building a Successful Unbundled Family Law Practice

Register at

February 2019

Top of Schedule

Feb 5-9

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

40 Hour Basic Family Mediation Training

With Dr. Mary Lund Presenting on Parenting Plans and High Conflict Families and Lara Traum, Assistant Trainer (Forest Hills, NY)

Register at

March 2019

Top of Schedule

Mar 1-2

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Effective Interdisciplinary Teamwork
with Dr. Constance Ahrons presenting on Co-Mediation

Register at

Mar 8

Dallas, TX

State Bar of Texas: 12th Annual Collaborative Course

Guiding Your Client Through Difficult Situations

Contact: Sandra Molina

April 2019

Top of Schedule

Apr 6-10

Dublin, Ireland

Law Society of the Republic of Ireland

Louis M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten International
Client Consultation Competition


June 2019

Top of Schedule

June 7-8

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Collaboratively Representing Clients in Mediation and in Pre- Marital Agreements

Register at

September 2019

Top of Schedule

Sep 6

San Diego, CA

(Limited to 15 Participants)

Confidential Expert Parenting and Financial Evaluations in Mediation and Other Negotiations

Register at

Sep 27-28

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Building A Successful (and Profitable) Collaborative and Mediation Practice with Adam Cordover, Tampa FL

Register at

October 2019

Top of Schedule

Oct 3-4

Columbus, OH

Academy of Collaborative Professionals of Central Ohio

Advanced Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

Contact: Nancy Sponseller

November 2019

Top of Schedule

Nov 15-16

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Advanced Mediation Skills

Register at

To see prior years’ Presentations and Trainings, click here

World Wide Conference Keynotes, Trainings and Teaching

Mr. Mosten is in constant demand to present to mediators, lawyers, and other professional groups throughout the world. Details on his upcoming speaking schedule (click on calendar) and to arrange booking (click on my email and phone).

Training Mediators and Collaborative Professionals in Germany 

Following his appointment and service as Distinguised ADR Scholar in Residence at the University of Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, the Director of the Summer Institute (in conjunction with Tulane University in New Orleans) wrote the following:

“Your (Mr. Mosten’s) presence was inspiring for the students and the faculty. I read the program evaluations turned in by the students and I cannot refrain from quoting some of the several very enthusiastic comments you received:

  • Excellent
  • Patient
  • Very knowledgeable
  • Fantastic
  • Informative
  • Teaching style very clear and straight forward
  • Best professor
  • Very accommodating
  • best advice and feedback
  • Calm
  • Positive
  • Warm
  • Helpful
  • Amazing

From Karl-Michael Schmidt
Director, Insitut Fur Anwaltsrecht, Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany… August 11, 2008.

Following Mr. Mosten’s 2009 Advanced Training at the University of Munich, Olaf Preuss, General Manager of the Center of Negotiation and Mediation reported the following reactions of the participants:

Front row, sitting: Michaela Blickling, Eva Huber, F. Mosten, Olaf Preuss, Christina Pennant. Back row, standing: Slavica Markovic, Andi Tietz, Pascal Baumannn, Marc Friedrich, Rupert von Katzler, Tilman Müller-Stoy, Isabel Cagala, Anne Bercher, Amelie Wolf, Maximilian Dressler, Jody Mosten

Strengths of the training:

  • The very skilled teacher
  • Achieved presenters competence felt
  • Hands-on advice
  • It was excellent as it was
  • Mr. Mosten’s treasure of experience
  • Very practical
  • The training has by far exceeded my expectations, which were high!

Suggestions for improving the training:

  • Make it a week-end
  • More opportunities for participants to practice the techniques” 

I think, it becomes obvious that we all were very satisfied by the training and very glad to have you here in Munich. Therefore, I would very much like to welcome you in Munich soon again.

In preparation for the next training we should discuss about the time you could spend teaching. Given your outstanding experience and knowledge of the matter, we should think of a two day training. Preferably on Friday/Saturday to have more professionals in the audience.

With warm personal regards, and full of gratitude,

Olaf Preuss
General Manager

Topics of Mr. Mosten’s Presentations

  • Advanced Mediation Strategies to Resolve Conflict
  • Working with Lawyers as Allies and Resources in Settlement and Mediation
  • Unbundling and New Lawyering Roles to Improve Legal Access
  • Cutting Edge Caucus Strategies in Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • Interest Based Negotiation Strategies
  • Hot Issues and Trends in Mediation
  • Training for Conflict Resolution Trainer
  • Consultation and Feedback of Cases Presented by Conference Participants
  • Utilizing a Confidential Mini Evaluation for Experts in Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • Building a Successful Career and Peacemaking Practice

Click here to view a list of Mr. Mosten’s publications.

Sponsoring Organizations

Scholar in Residence at Law Schools and Universities

Kyoto University

Hameline School of Law

Tulane School of Law

Pepperdine School of Law

University of California, Riverside

University of Humboldt (Berlin, Germany)
in partnership with Tulane School of Law

University of Idaho (Moscow)

University of San Diego

Conference Keynote Addresses

ABA Prepaid Legal Services Conference

Arkansas Conflict Resolution Association

Association for Conflict Resolution, Central California Chapter

Connecticut Mediation Association

Florida AFCC

Heartland Mediation Association

Iowa Mediation Association

Japanese Lawyer Association

Minnesota Mediation Association

National Unbundling Conference (Maryland Legal Services)

New York Mediation Association

Oklahoma Mediation Association

Oregon State Bar Unbundling Conference

Resolution (UK)

Southern California Mediation Association

and many, many more…

Basic and Advanced Courses in Your Community

Association of California Family Law Specialists

Better Divorce—South Bay Collaborative Practice Group (CA)

California State Bar

Canadian Family Law Conference

Cape Town and Durban (South Africa)

Indiana State Bar Continuing Legal Education

Family Law Council of Australia

Family Mediation Council of Louisiana

Florida Association of Professional Mediators

Hawaii State Bar

Idaho State Bar

Law Society of England

Los Angles County Bar Association

Los Angeles Family Collaborative Family Law Association

Maricopa Bar Association (Phoenix, AZ)

Michigan Collaborative Law Practice Group

Michigan Council for Divorce Mediation

Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education

New Jersey Association of Mediators

New York : CoNYSCRO

Oklahoma Mediation Association

Omaha Bar Association/Creighton University

Oregon State Bar, San Francisco Bar Association

Resolution UK

San Diego Bar Association

San Francisco Bar Association

San Gabriel Collaborative Practice Group (CA)

Scottish Mediation Network

St. Johns, Newfoundland

Swiss Bar Association, Bern, Switzerland


University of South Florida

Utah State Bar Association

Ventura Collaborative Practice Group (CA)

Wisconsin Association of Mediators

Comments from Professionals About Forrest Mosten’s Trainings

The following are just a few reactions of professionals who have seen Mr. Mosten's conference presentations or attended his trainings.

“I attended a presentation on mediation and collaborative law by Woody Mosten at the RESOLUTION, UK Conference in Bournmouth, England in April 2006. I was impressed by Mr. Mosten's innovative approach to family law and peacemaking. Due to Woody's inspiration, I took Collaborative Law Training and my career is progressing in ways I never dreamed of.”
Neil Denny, Solicitor
Member The Family Lawyers Collaborative Lawyers Organisation
Trowbridge, England
“Woody, all the feedback we are receiving about your training from our members is very positive. Thank you for the energy careful thought you devoted to the planning and presentation of the program. I will definitely be speaking with our board about having you return to New Jersey as soon as possible.
Anju Jessani
President Of NJAPM

Following a May 2007 training for the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Carl Cangelosi, the conference co-chair and a professional mediator trainer himself, wrote the following:

“Thanks again for coming to New Jersey and presenting the seminar. I thought you might like to see some of the comments that we received. Thank you also for your generosity in providing the training participants with  mountains of helpful materials and even sending the powerpoints of your presentaton.”

“I thought his presentation style was excellent. I learned more from him than I did in prior advanced training sessions. While brevity is a virtue, that’s not the case with Mr. Mosten’s training and I thought that he needed more time than we gave him to make it more effective.”

“Fabulous program on May 5th with Mr. Mosten, I would like to see more of that, and do more in depth work.”

“What a terrific seminar.”

“In the training workshops conducted in April 2007, the real star was Woody Mosten. The feedback I received from my colleagues was that he is brilliant and it has been too long since he was last in Australia. I would love to see us get him back for a repeat performance if this marries in with his diary commitments.”
Susan Purdon, Family Lawyer
Partner, Hopgood Gannim,
Brisbane, Australia
Member, Family Law Council of Australia

“The presenter was fantastic: very entertaining throughout the day. His consistent modeling was empowering in itself. The concrete examples, suggested materials (books and movies), and his handouts are greatly appreciated and provide several tools for the various professions present.”

“Well worth the 600 mile round trip.”

Attendee evaluations from a March 2007 Advanced Mediation Training
for the Family Mediation Council of Louisiana

Mr. Mosten keynotes conferences and offers training throughout the world. If you want him to travel to your community, please Contact: Us.

© Forrest S. Mosten

Certified Family Law Specialist
Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California