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Description of Practice
I have practiced mediation for 23 years and been in practice as an attorney for 20 years. I am a trained collaborative professional, experienced in settling cases without the need for litigation. My areas of practice include resolving disputes in family law matters, international successions, and elder law matters.
The United States is my third country. I was born in France and grew up partly in Canada. As a result, I enjoy working on matters involving intercultural relations. As an undergraduate at Stanford, I majored in psychology. When I moved to Los Angeles, I discovered UCLA and, at UCLA, I discovered linguistics. While working on my Ph.D. in linguistics, in addition to the scientific challenges, I also enjoyed very much the intercultural and international aspects of the field. About the same time, after I started teaching linguistics, while divorcing a lawyer, I concluded there had to be a more sane way for people to get divorced. I became interested in mediation, discovered the Pepperdine program in dispute resolution, and obtained my certificate in dispute resolution at Pepperdine in 1993.
Certificate in ADR, Pepperdine/Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (1993)
Advanced Mediation Certificate, Center for Dispute Resolution (1993)
Mediation Approach & Philosophy
My approach in mediation is facilitative. Facilitative mediation indeed frequently is transformative.
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