On Friday, March 23rd, 2018 Attorney Andrea M. Wells completed an 8-hour Court-connected Conciliation training at the Essex County Probate and Family Court in Lawrence, MA. The Conciliation Training was presented by the Massachusetts Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution. Conciliation is a form of dispute resolution where the parties to a case voluntarily agree to sit down with a neutral party (the Conciliator) to try to reach an agreement or partial agreement out of Court. The Conciliator can help the parties by clarifying the issues in their case and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ respective positions. Under the Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution, completion of this training provides the mandated qualification standards for court-connected neutrals. Not only will Attorney Andrea M. Wells’ Conciliation Training allow her to provide conciliation services to Lawrence SERV Program (Settlement and Early Resolution Volunteers), but she may now volunteer her services in any Probate and Family Court approved conciliation program. Providing services to the community is part of who we are at the Levitt Law Group, and Andrea now adds her new skills training to the dispute resolution services we provide.