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​​​Why Mediation?

My interest in creating agreements began in 1975 as a member of the Aurora, Colorado teachers' contract bargaining team.  After serving as their association president, I represented the teachers of Aspen, Vail and Steamboat Springs for six years in their contract negotiations.  At Pepperdine Law School, I studied dispute resolution at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution before joining the Institute as Program Attorney and adjunct professor, concentrating on dispute resolution training for the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS), the world's largest private dispute resolution provider.

Résumé Highlights

Education
 
    J.D., cum laude, Pepperdine Law School, 1992
             
 Law Review - Editor; Outstanding Author

              American Jurisprudence Award: Advanced Family Law

     School Counseling Certificate, University of Denver, 1975
     M.Ed., Miami (Ohio) University, 1973
     M.A., 
Colgate Rochester Divinity School, 1971
Experience
      1995-2002 & 2005 - Present, Solo Practitioner
      2002-2005: 
Harris Law Firm, Denver, Colorado
      1992-95: Pepperdine Law School, 
Program Attorney & Adjunct Professor
      1980-89:
 Colorado Education Association, Field Organizer

Selected Publications
      
 Mediation Advocacy, Colorado Family Law Section Newsletter, 2004
        Mandatory ADR, Trial Lawyer’s Guide, 1995
        
Human Genetics & the New Eugenics,
 Pepperdine Law Review, 1991

        My Divorce Coloring Book: A Coloring Book for Children of Divorce, 1980

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