Who We Are

Mediation Works North, Inc. was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization, which provided mediation services to low-income parents using an education-based mediation model. Since the year 2000, Mediation Works North has provided parents with a court-approved course in St. Louis County. In 2012, it added an online option, which was widely accepted.

About Mediation Works North, LLC

In 2015, Mediation Works North, LLC introduced Impact Parent Education as an online parent education course that was approved by the Minnesota Supreme Court, and it continues to meet all legislative mandates for court-ordered parent education for divorce and separating parents. Impact Parent Education is a quality parent education program that provides parents with over 26 years of experience working with parents in this field of divorce.

Author of Impact Parent Education

Lois Warner has a degree in court reporting from Hibbing Community College and worked as an official court reporter for ten years in the District Courts of Duluth and Virginia, Minnesota in family court.
She furthered her education with an A.A.S. degree in legal assistance from Itasca Community College and completed Family Dynamics and Crisis Management courses through Bemidji State University.
She became a certified divorce mediator in 1997 through the Erickson Mediation Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She then founded and led Mediation Works North, Inc., a nonprofit organization.
Background and Training
She has received training in Family Group Conferencing from St. Louis County and has been trained in Restorative Justice by the State of Minnesota. Additionally, she has completed training in parenting coordination through Loyola College of Law, located in Chicago, Illinois, and is also a certified Early Neutral Evaluator.