Michael Aurit

Michael Aurit

Michael Aurit can help any aspiring mediator reach their greatest potential. He is a nationally respected professional mediator, prominent mediation trainer, and inspiring thought leader in the field. As Director and Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona, he and his team have helped thousands of people resolve their divorce and child custody issues in a healthier way. Michael teaches mediation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law. He was honored to serve as President of The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) from 2019 to 2021, where he led the family mediation field through the pandemic’s many challenges and opportunities and championed the embrace of online mediation for mediators everywhere. He currently serves as Ethics Chair of the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators. 

He provides mediation training and private, personalized coaching as Director and Co-Founder of The National Mediation Training Institute, where they believe that it doesn’t have to take a lifetime to become a master mediator and they teach mediation core values, attitudes, techniques, and strategies from the inside out. Michael and Karen Aurit—his everything-partner—co-host, Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit, a live monthly podcast in partnership with Mediate.com. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He sang his way through his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from The Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee College. Michael lives in Phoenix, Arizona with Karen and their daughters, Daniella and Eliana. 

Contact Michael Aurit

Website: www.auritmediation.com

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Articles and Video:

Inside the Mediation Room - Guests: Susan Guthrie and Woody Mosten (05/25/22)
For this third episode of Inside the Mediation Room, Karen and Michael Aurit host mediation legends and innovators Susan Guthrie and Woody Mosten. Like the two previous episodes with Don Saposnek and Bill Eddy, this is a "must see" new resource.

Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit - Guest Bill Eddy (03/31/22)
This is the second episode of Michael and Karen Aurit's video podcast "Inside The Mediation Room," devoted to hearing stories and insights from some of the world's most experienced mediators and dispute resolvers. In this episode their guest is Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., who developed the high conflict personality theory to explain the driving forces behind people who present the most challenging behaviors.

Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit - an Introduction (03/06/22)
This is a great time to join together as a mediation community - podcasts and webinars help us do that.

Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit - Guest Don Saposnek (02/22/22)
This is the first live podcast: "Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit - Today's Guest: Don Saposnek

Courage is a Choice (03/03/21)
It is a choice to be courageous in family conflict, and an important one.

A Guide To Creative Christmas Plans For Divorced Parents (12/19/19)
This article discusses six options that are successful ways of sharing time with children over the holidays.

Thanksgiving After Divorce: New Turkey Time Traditions (11/26/19)
Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.

Halloween Solutions for Divorced Parents: The Best Treat for Your Children (10/28/19)
Halloween may not be as meaningful as other seasonal holidays, but for divorced or separated parents and their children, feelings of “missing out” on fun times can be very challenging.

Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) to Livestream November 7-9 Conference (10/04/19)
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.

Mediation Field Mourns the Loss of Family Mediation Pioneer Lawrence D. Gaughan (06/28/19)
It is with deep sadness that we learned this week about the passing of Lawrence D. Gaughan, a pioneer professional family mediator.

Ascending the Status of Mediation - Supporting the National Mediation Policy Act (06/17/19)
The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.

NEW: Mediate.com - APFM Video Series (12/12/18)
Mediate.com and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) have worked together to produce 4 new online video courses Check out the trailers for all 4 of these new courses and then order at www.mediate.com/University. Note the special holiday pricing of only $199 for all 4 courses this month only!

Jim Melamed Selected For First APFM Outstanding Mediator Award (10/24/18)
After a nominations process open to all Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) members, Jim Melamed, Mediate.com CEO, was selected to receive APFM's first "Outstanding Professional Family Mediator Award." The award was presented to Jim at the recent 2018 APFM Conference in San Diego.

4 Game-Changing Tips to Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice (02/15/18)
Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.

Not Another “How to Choose the Best Divorce Mediator” Article: It’s a Matter of Trust (08/26/16)
Articles about “Choosing the Best Divorce Mediator” may soon be more numerous on the Internet than the actual number of divorce mediators that exist in the world. Go ahead, Google it and be amazed!

Family Law Progress Inspires Divorce Mediation in Arizona (04/04/16)
Three years have passed since the words “child custody” have been spoken in an Arizona courtroom. They have not been missed.

Encourage Young Aspiring Family Mediators to Enter the Field: Their Careers, Your Business, and Our Profession Will Benefit (11/20/15)
Has a young aspiring mediator ever approached you—as someone they look up to as an experienced professional—and asked, "I want to become a mediator. Can you give me some advice? Do you think I can ‘make it’ as a mediator?"

We Are The Future of Mediation (05/18/15)
How will the future of mediation matter if a new generation of young mediators is not encouraged and carefully shepherded into our profession? Here’s to a future where we all may learn from one another, unite to overcome our profession’s greatest obstacles, and create the future that we imagine.


Mediating Online: Family & Divorce Mediation

Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Michael Aurit and Jim Melamed
20 hours - Recorded live May 11-22, 2020
Includes all materials and 6 months access.

Online Family Mediation Training:
Mediating Online Training
Mediating Online: Divorce and Family Mediation

LIVE TRAINING: March 1-12, 2021
with Michael Aurit, Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler and Colin Rule
Live course modules each weekday: noon - 2 pm Eastern; 9 am - 11 am Pacific
Recordings are then also made available.

Mediating Divorce and Family Agreement Online:
4 Game-Changing Tips for your Mediation Practice

with Michael Aurit.

This course focuses on your divorce practice, assuming that you are an established mediator and are ready to push your practice to the next level.

1.5 hour streaming online course with supportive written materials. 


4 Game Changing Tips for Your Mediation Practice -:
click here for a larger image APFM Panel Discussion: Perspectives and Insights of Experienced Divorce Mediators

Featuring Donna Petrucelli, Jim Melamed, Chip Rose, Don Saposnek, Amanda Singer.

Moderated by Michael Aurit.

Recorded at the APFM Annual Conference, October 2018, San Diego

Perspectives & Insights of Exp. Divorce Mediators: