Your 48-hour Divorce & Custody Mediation / Domestic Violence Screening Trainings are taught by an experienced faculty with backgrounds in law and social work.
Zena D. Zumeta received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Zumeta is an approved trainer for Domestic Relations Mediation, Domestic Violence Screening Protocol, and Civil Court Mediation trainings through the Michigan State Court Administrative Office, and for Domestic Relations Mediation training through AFM/ACR and many states.
She is a former board member and president of the Academy of Family Mediators, past president of the Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation, and past Regional Vice President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. She is active with the Association for Conflict Resolution. Ms. Zumeta has extensive experience as a trainer, mediator, facilitator, and consultant. She has been providing mediation services since 1981. Read more about Zena.
Lore A. Rogers is a staff attorney with the State of Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board. Previously, she worked as the Interim Co-Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan, as the Director of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Program at the YWCA of Greater Flint, and as the Legal Advocacy Director at Domestic Violence Project, Inc./SAFE House in Washtenaw County. Lore also worked as a domestic violence grant coordinator and pretrial probation compliance officer with the Washtenaw County Trial Courts.
Lore has an extensive background providing direct services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well as teaching and training on issues of intimate partner and sexual violence. She has designed and conducted trainings on the nature and prevalence of domestic violence; domestic violence laws; confidentiality and safety; personal protection orders; effective interviewing and assessment of survivors and batterers; working with survivors of domestic violence in family law proceedings; and the impact of domestic violence on children. She is a certified instructor on domestic violence dynamics for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and has traveled throughout the State of Michigan to train law enforcement officers on this topic. For several years Lore served as an adjunct professor on Domestic Violence Law at the Michigan State University College of Law. She currently is one of two co-facilitators for the weeklong Michigan Victims Assistance Academy at Michigan State University every summer.
In addition to her work in Michigan, Lore has served as faculty at state and national conferences on domestic violence in Illinois, South Dakota, Maine, Mississippi, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C.
Before becoming directly employed in the domestic and sexual violence arena, Lore worked as a civil trial attorney for 13 years She is a 1983 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.