About Mediation Works North, LLC

Mediation Works North, Inc. operated as a nonprofit from 2000-2015, providing affordable mediation and parent education services in St. Louis County, Minnesota.  The organization changed its status to Mediation Works North, LLC, in 2012.  Mediation Works North has provided quality parent education to divorce and separating parents approved to meet all legislative requirements since 2012.

About Impact Parent Education

Mediation Works North, LLC provides the Impact Parent Education Program. The Minnesota Supreme Court reviewed and reapproved the online educational program again in 2015. It continues to offer quality online parent education to divorce and separating parents for the sake of children.

About the Author of Impact Parent Education

Impact Parent Education was authored by Lois Warner, using her experience and training as a divorce and parent education coordinator since 1997.  She began her career as an official court reporter from 1984-1988 in Duluth, Minnesota, under the Honorable Charles T. Barnes.  She continued her career as a court reporter, under the Honorable Donovan Frank in Virginia, Minnesota, from 1988-1994.

After a severe repetitive stress injury that ended her career as a court reporter, she began her legal assistance and mediation career in 1997.  In 2000, she facilitated the Parents Forever Program in St. Louis County, Minnesota, until she authored the Impact Parent Education online program in 2012.  She retired as a mediator in 2019.

Background and Training

Lois completed her court reporting degree through the Hibbing Community College.  She has an A.A.S degree in legal assistance from the Itasca Community College and completed family dynamics and crisis management courses through the Bemidji State University.

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