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2660 Townsgate Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Description of Practice
Lisa has completed over 115 hours of mediation and Collaborative Divorce training. She initially trained in mediation through Woody Mosten, Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the American Institute of Mediation (AIM), and continues to take advanced mediation and Collaborative Divorce courses through these institutions as well as through Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings (CDTT) aka CDI. In 2012, Lisa completed “Train the Trainer” an intensive 5-day program providing trainers with the tools to teach Collaborative practice. In 2013, Lisa served as a Shadow Trainer at Skirball (Los Angeles) for Day 1 of the “Streamlined” Collaborative Process training for professionals.
Lisa is a devoted peacemaker. She volunteers several times monthly as a Settlement Officer at the local court such as Van Nuys, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego Family Courts.
B.A. Queen College, Lisa received departmental awards in Political Science, her chosen major in college. After completing only three years of college, Lisa was accepted on an early admission basis ("Accelerated Entry Program") before the age of 19 to law school. After that, she completed her Juris Doctor in 1990 and went on to work for a 25-attorney family law firm in Los Angeles.
Lisa has been certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Family Law, since 1999.
|June 2013||Collaborative Divorce Institute (George Richardson)||Streamlined Collaborative Protocols 15 hours|
|Sep 9-11 2004||Collaborative Team Trainings (G. Richardson, Vicki Miller, Ellie Izzo)||Basic Collaborative Divorce Team Training 20 hours|
|Aug 20-21 2010||American Institute of Mediation (AIM)||Advanced Conflict Resolution Strategies 12 hours|
|June 6-10 2012||CDTT (Richardson, Karpel-Miller, Izzo)||Train the Trainer Pomona 5-day 38 hours|
|June 21-23 2012||Pepperdine Straus Institute||Family Law Mediation 18 hours|
|Nov 3, 2012||SCMA||24th Annual Fall Conference 1.25|
|Nov 3, 2012||AIM||Building Trust and Personal Power 1.5|
|Nov 3, 2012||AIM||Stereotyping Prejudice and Bias in Mediation 1.5|
She is a member of: the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), State Bar Family Law Section, SCMA, APFM, San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals, Coalition for Collaborative Divorce (CCD), LA County Bar, and LACFLA.
Areas of Practice
- Divorce (all issues) (15 collaborated)
- Divorce (parenting)
- Marital Mediation
- Online Mediation
- Prenuptial (2 collaborated)
- Mediation Trainer
- Mediating Lawyer
- Collaborative Professional