Stephen K. Erickson, J.D., is a licensed attorney who has mediated many types of disputes in private practice since 1977. He received the Bush Leadership Fellowship Award for the study of mediation in 1979 and is a founder and second president of the Academy of Family Mediators. He is well known as a mediation trainer and speaker, and has published numerous articles and books on the subject. Mr. Erickson has always spoken out on the need for mediation to become the norm rather than the alternative means of dealing with conflict. In 1996 he and his partner Marilyn McKnight were awarded the Distinguished Mediator Award by the Academy for their outstanding contributions to the field of mediation. He finished his two-year term as Board Member of the International Association for Conflict Resolution in 2005 where he also chaired the Taskforce on Mediator Certification.
He and Marilyn McKnight have co-authored five highly successful books on mediation: FAMILY MEDIATION CASEBOOK (1988), THE CHILDREN’S BOOK (1992), MEDIATING DIVORCE: A CLIENT’S HANDBOOK (1998), MEDIATING DIVORCE: A TRAINER’S MANUAL (1998), and THE PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO MEDIATION (2001). Erickson has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School and William Mitchell College of Law.
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