<html> <head> <title>Rule 12:20:01:02 Mediator training.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 12:20:01:02"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 12:20:01:02 Mediator training."> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 15 (filtered)"> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in; text-align:justify; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;} .MsoChpDefault {font-size:10.0pt;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple style='word-wrap:break-word'> <div class=WordSection1> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>12:20:01:02.&nbsp;&nbsp;Mediator training.</b> The director, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, may provide initial training in mediation techniques to the mediators. This training shall include at least 32 hours of initial training on the mediation process, mediation skills, and agricultural farm finance issues and shall include instruction that a mediator shall not advise a creditor or debtor about the law or to encourage or assist a debtor or creditor in reserving or establishing legal rights. If a mediator has previous training exceeding these 32 hours, the mediator may provide proof of other qualifications and certifications. Subsequent and supplemental training of mediators may be conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Successful completion of the initial training session constitutes the minimum qualification to serve as a mediator.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> 15 SDR 20, effective August 7, 1988; 30 SDR 204, effective June 28, 2004; 41 SDR 93, effective December 2, 2014; SL 2021, ch 1, &#167;&#167; 8, 19, effective April 19, 2021.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=54-13-2">54-13-2.</A></p> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Law Implemented:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=54-13-2">54-13-2.</A></p> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</p> </div> </body> </html>