Chevy Chase, Maryland 200815
I am deeply committed to the collaborative process as a means of resolving family disputes. I have been practicing family law for over 15 years and the development of forms of alternate dispute resolution, such as collaborative practice, has changed the way divorce should be viewed. Divorce is difficult but it is possible to divorce your spouse, without destroying your family. In 2010, a g group of collaborative practitioners here in D.C. opened the Collaborative Practice Center. We have a vision of collaborative practice being the norm for the resolution of family matters.
Professional ActivitiesI am active member of my practice groups and serve on the boards of both the CDRP and the DCACP. I am a member of the family law sections of the DC and Montgomery County Bar Associations. I serve as a family law expert at the Family Law Self Help Center and Attorney Negotiator Project at DC Superior Court and I mentor attorneys who handle pro bono family law cases. I also serve as a volunteer Judge and Mediator for ABA law student competitions.
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA B.A. 1978
University of Santa Clara School of Law, J.D. 1984
Collaborative Training, Collaborative Team Training; Mediation Training