Education

Education

J.D., cum laude (1997): Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, NY

Bar Admissions: New York State Bar (1998);
Federal Bar—Eastern and Southern Districts (2000)

B.A., Psychology, summa cum laude (1983): State University of New York, Albany, New York, and Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Honors: Phi Beta Kappa and Signum Ludis Society for Academic Excellence

Mediation Training

Advanced Divorce Mediation training, Center for Mediation and Training, NYC(January - June, 2013), and New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (September 2013)

Advanced Divorce Mediation (January, March 2012): Center for Mediation and Training, NYC, NY

Advanced Divorce Mediation (September 2011): New York State Counsel for Mediation, Saratoga, NY

Advanced Mediation Training (September 2010): New York State Counsel for Mediation, Saratoga, NY

Commercial Mediation (March 2011), Nassau County Bar Association

Advanced Divorce Mediation (October 2010), Community Mediation Services, Inc., Queens, NY

Custody and Visitation Mediation Skills (October 2009), Community Mediation Service, Inc., Queens, NY

Community Mediation Skills (October 2009), Community Mediation Service, In., Queens,NY

The Art and Future of Mediation (December 2008), Dan Weitz, presenter—Office of ADR and Court Improvement Programs, NY Unified Court System.

Basic Training in Divorce Mediation (October – November 2007), Center for Mediation and Training, NYC

Domestic Violence (November 2007), Center for Mediation and Training, NYC

Representing Your Client in Mediation (May 2007), Suffolk County Bar Association

Mediation Training (1996), Eastern Suffolk BOCES

Elder & Family Mediation

Certificate: Advanced Course: Elder and Family Mediation training July 2016

Collaborative Law Training

Advanced Collaborative Training, NYC (2011)

Collaborative Divorce (2007 – 2008) Dan Weitz, presenter—Office of ADR and Court Improvement Programs, NY Unified Court System.

Neutral Evaluator Training

Part 146, Neutral Evaluation Skills Workshop (September 2008), Supreme Court, Nassau County; Dan Weitz, presenter—Office of ADR and Court Improvement Programs, NY Unified Court System

Arbitration Training

Arbitration Certification Training: FINRA, NYC (2007)

Awards

Accredited Divorce Mediator - New York Council of Divorce Mediation (2013)

Positions

Chair Person of Downstate Symposium - New York Council Divorce Mediation (2016 - Present)

Member - NY Family Law American Inn of Court (2015 - Present)

Mediation & Arbitration Panel - Nassau County Bar Association (2014 - Present)

Founding Member - Academy of Professional Family Mediators (2010 - Present)

Member Commercial Division - American Inns of Court (2010 - Present)

Advanced Practitioner Member - Association for Conflict Resolution (2007 - Present)

Arbitrator - FINRA (2007 - Present)

Arbitrator - Nassau County District Court (2007 - Present)

Accredited Mediatior - New York Council on Divorce Mediation (2007 - Present)

Member - New York County Bar Association (2007 - Present)

Certified Member - New York State Unified Court System (2001 - Present)

Alternate Dispute Resolution & Family Law Committee - Nassau County Bar Association (1998 - Present)

Publications

Women In The Law - The National Law Review (2014)

Speaking Engagements

Divorce Mediation and Domestic Violence: Pros and Cons and Ethics - NYSCDM Downstate Symposium-CLE (2016)

Mediating Disputes - Plainview-Old Bethpage Speaker (2015)

Attorney Deposition Technology - CLE Seminar (2015)

Alternate Methods to Resolve Conflicts - Presentation (CLE) (2014)

Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce - Meeting Presentation (2014)

Agunah -- The GET Law and NYS Law - Continuing Education (CLE) (2013)

Understanding Your Clients: Lost in Translation: Ethical Issues in Representing Non-English Speaking Clients - CLE: Nassau County Bar Association (2013)

There is a Way to Divorce Peacefully - Presenter at Rotary Club (2012)

Divorcing Smoothly - Presenter at Rotary Club (2012)

Alternatives to Litigation; (Continuing Legal Education) - Continuing Education (CLE) (2012)

Different Methods of Divorcing - Attorney Chapter - Hadassah Organization (2012)