Jane Hindman

Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley

19925 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, California 95014
United States
Office Phone: (650) 947-1292
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

I have been practicing law for 17 years, focusing exclusively on Family Law for the past 12 years. I have been engaged in Collaborative Law for 9 years, and I have limited my practice to Collaborative and Mediation for the past several years. I am also a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California. I am married, with two daughters in elementary school.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Member, State Bar of California

Professional Activities

Member, Collaborative Law Association, now Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley from 1999 to present; ~ ~Founding Member, Association of Collaborative Law Attorneys ~ ~Membership Chair of Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley, 2004 ~ ~Board of Trustees of the Santa Clara County Bar Association 1997 - 1998; ~ ~Member, Family Law Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1996 - present; ~ ~Member, Lawyer Referral Service Family Law Panel, 1997 - 2001, including serving clients of modest means from 1997 through 1999; ~ ~Volunteer Attorney, Pro Bono Project of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1995 -1998; ~ ~Volunteer Judge Pro Tem, assisting parties in dividing their assets, Santa Clara County Family Court, 1998 - 1999.

Undergraduate Education

Vassar College, BA Italian, Graduated with Departmental Honors, 1984

Professional Education

Boston University School of Law, JD, 1991
Member, International Moot Court Team
Member, International Law Journal

Comments

I am a Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California, devoting my practice exclusively to family law and specializing in no-court divorce. I have been practicing law since 1992, exclusively family law since 1995. I am trained in Collaborative Law by the Santa Clara County Collaborative Law Association (now Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley), in the interdisciplinary method of Collaborative Practice by Collaborative Divorce, and in mediation by Gary Friedman of the Center for Mediation in Law. I limit my practice to the collaborative practice method of assisting families going through divorce, post-divorce matters, and other family law matters, and mediation of those same topics. I feel these two alternative dispute resolution methods offer the best possible processes for couples who are divorcing, and for their children. I am honored to be engaging in this work and assisting families to divorce in a more humane and dignified way. I believe in a personal approach to my practice. I limit the number of cases I take on at one time, working part time so I can spend more time with my two young daughters. This also means I have time to handle all aspects of cases myself. I answer my own telephone when I am in the office and available, so if you have a question or concern, you will receive my personal attention, not that of an assistant.