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Biographical Info

Education

BA Sociology, JD

Training

Collaborative Family Law 2001; Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce 2002; Advanced Negotiations in Collaborative Practice & Mediation 2005; Ethical Issues and Challenges in Multidisciplinary Practice 2005; The Two “I’s” in Team: Intra and Interpersonal Skill Building in Collaborative Teamwork 2006; Building Blocks of Collaborative; Practice 2007; Interpersonal Effectiveness & A Glance Through the Looking Glass 2007; Divorce Mediation Unit I & II 2007; Framing Issues for Maximum Mediator Effectiveness 2008; The Changing Culture of Family Law 2008; Beyond Building Blocks-Sept 2012; 12th Annual Meeting “Are we really listening?” Nov 2012; 1st Annual Family Tax ;Seminar-2013; Children’s Voices June 2013; 13th Annual Meeting-Nov 2013; 2nd Annual Family Financial & Tax Seminar-Jan 2014; Boomer Divorce-Sept 2014; 14th Annual Meeting – Charting a Course at the Crossroads – Nov 2014; 3rd Annual Family Financial & Tax Seminar, Jan 2015; 15th Annual Meeting-Nov 2015; 4th Annual Family Financial & Tax Seminar-Jan 2016.

Profile

I believe in the collaborative process. It allows me to be more flexible and more creative in developing divorce and legal separation settlements that meet people’s unique needs. I wish the collaborative method had been in place when I was divorced with young children. I know this is a better way.

I am proud to serve on a panel of juvenile justice system attorneys for the Children’s Justice Project (CJP) at the UW Law School. I also lectured at the UW-Madison Law School and the University of Wisconsin Extension. The Wisconsin Journal of Family Law published my work on the role of Guardian ad Litem, and I served on the Guardian ad Litem Legislative Council Advisory Committee. The State Bar of Wisconsin included my work in its continuing legal Education Program.

I was elected 2014 Chair of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. (CFLCW). I am honored that my colleagues placed their trust in me. One of my goals is to make this process available to as many Wisconsin citizens as possible.

I am a Director-at-Large for the Dane County Bar Association. I serve on the District 9 Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, and I am a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. I served on the Board of Directors of the Dane County Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s Committees on Child Custody and Cohabitation/Step-Families.

The Wisconsin Journal of Family Law published my work on the role of Guardian ad Litem, and I served on the Guardian ad Litem Legislative Council Advisory Committee. The State Bar of Wisconsin included my work in its Continuing Legal Education Program. I also lectured at the UW’s Madison Law School and the University of Wisconsin Extension.

I am proud to be an active member of the greater Madison community. I served on the Board of Trustees for my synagogue and volunteered with the Interfaith Hospitality Network. I provide pro bono services at the Dane County Family Law Assistance Center.

 

Membership Distinctions

CFLCW Chair, 2014
Meets/Exceeds the CFLCW Continuing Collaborative Credit Program

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