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3939 NE Hancock Avenue, Suite 309
Portland, OR 97212
Description of Practice
If we want peace in our world, we must first make peace in our country, communities and families. I view my conflict-resolution work as peace-making.
Former mediator and instructor for Clackamas Co. Family Court Services (offering approved class on family law and procedures to supplement the Court's mandatory education program).
Member of International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners (IACP) and Board member of Oregon Assn. of Collaborative Professionals (OACP). Founding member of Bridges Collaborative Divorce Solutions. Approximately 200 hours of training and 50 cases handled in Collaborative Divorce protocols.
|Sept. 2005 - May 2006||Lauren MacNeil||Mediation Internship, Clackamas Co. Family Court Services (550 hrs.)|
|2/15/08||Kim Gordon||Mastery of Collab. Practice (30 hrs.)|
|10/31/08||Various||Mindfulness for Conflict Resolution Profs. (6 hrs.)|
|11/7/08||Various||OR Mediation Assn. Annual Conf. (8 hrs.)|
|3/2/09||Mark Weiss||Intermediate Collab. Team Training (7.5 hrs.)|
|4/28/09||Chip Rose||Resolving Conflict in the 21st Cent. (13.75 hrs.)|
|10/12-10/13/09||[I was one of several trainers]||Mediation Training for Collaborative Attys. (14 hrs.)|
|10/2/10||Various||Impact of Culture & Gender on Conflict (6.5 hrs.)|
|11/10-11/13/10||Woody Mosten||WA Statewide Collab. Conf. (CPW) (14.25 hrs.)|
|10/27-10/30/11||Various||IACP 12th Ann. Conf. (16.25 hrs.)|
|11/4/11||Various||OR Mediation Assn. Annual Conf. (5.5 hrs.)|
|5/4/12||[I was one of several trainers]||Protecting Children in the Divorce Process (3 hrs.)|
|5/8/12||Mark Weiss||Growing Collaborative Practice (3.5 hrs.)|
|5/10/13||Mark Weiss||Interest Based Negotiation (6.25 hrs.)|
|9/12/13||Various||Accidental Racism (3 hrs.)|
|11/7-11/9/13||Various||WA Statewide Collab. Conf. (CPW) (15 hrs.)|
|5/6/14||Rita Pollock||Team Collaborative Practice (6.5 hrs.)|
|5/1 & 5/2/15||Woody Mosten||Peacemaking Family Law (13 hrs.)|
|6/25 & 6/26/15||[I was one of several trainers]||Collaborative Law Training (8 hrs.)|
|11/6 & 11/7/15||Various||OR Mediation Assn. Annual Conf. (11.75 hrs.)|
|11/11/15||[I was one of several presenters]||Collaborative Law Summit (6.25 hrs.)|
|2/12/16||Various||Financial Issues in Collab. Divorce (2 hrs.)|
1. Parents are the best equipped to determine what their children need.
2. The parties involved are entitled to self-determination in resolving their own disputes.
3. Parties to conflict need and deserve effective assistance to be able to safely and productively communicate about their differences.
4. Agreements that parties reach voluntarily are more powerful, durable & effective than those imposed on them. They may even be life-changing.
5. A skillful peacemaker can provide crucial assistance as parties work to resolve and even transform their conflicts, allowing continued and often improved relationships going forward.
6. Family issues are too important to be decided solely by the law. Families deserve solutions that are tailored to their own unique needs and which involve more compassion and wisdom than the legal system is designed to provide.
$250 per hour for mediation or Collaborative Family Law advice and services. If I am a good fit to work with a family which cannot financially afford my normal hourly rate, we can discuss alternative arrangements. Most mediation couples can expect to complete their divorce with me for $3000 or less (including my preparation of their legal papers).
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family
- Civil (general)
- Divorce (all issues) (50 collaborated)
- Divorce (parenting) (20 collaborated)
- Labor - Management
- Online Mediation
- Mediation Consultant
- Mediation Trainer
- Mediating Lawyer
- Collaborative Professional