Mediation

I am a trained, certified and practicing mediator. Click to see my current Mediation 1-Pager.

My basic mediation training includes 40 hours under the instruction of J. Anderson Little, author of the American Bar Association’s best-selling Making Money Talk: How to Mediate Insured Claims and Other Monetary Disputes, and another 40 hours of training under the District of Columbia’s Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division.

I am certified to mediate court-referred cases in Virginia. In the District of Columbia, where no certification requirement exists, I have satisfied the District of Columbia Multi-Door program’s requirements. To maintain mediator eligibility for court-referred cases I participate in regular continuing education training including ethics in both Virginia and the District of Columbia.

In Virginia I have mediated court-referred small claims cases and community disputes under the aegis of the Northern Virginia Mediation Service (NVMS), a non-profit organization offering a wide range of dispute resolution services to the Northern Virginia community. In the District of Columbia I have mediated over 300 diverse, court-referred cases under the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division program and have served as a designated peer reviewer and mentor for the program’s Small Claims mediators. Affiliated with the DC-based Center for Dispute Settlement, for over 2 years I  mediated misdemeanors referred by the US Attorney’s Office as well as citizen-Metropolitan Police Department complaints.

As shown on my Restorative Justice page, I am active on myriad mediation-type restorative justice fronts for which I have taken substantial specialized training and handled many cases, often involving sensitive gender and ethnic diversity issues, mostly in Fairfax County but in 2020 now including Arlington County.

As shown on my About Me page, I am an active member of several local, state and national dispute resolution-oriented professional organizations.

  • DEALWORK EVENTS


    Spring 2017

    Participate in training for Fairfax County Police Department patrol officers for rollout of county-wide Alternative Accountability Program.
    May 2017

    “Working Together for Youth: Multi-Agency Integration of Restorative Justice Programming” article published “ACResolution”, Winter 2017 Restorative Justice issue.
    April 2017

    Completed series of three papers on interpersonal forgiveness for classwork at Virginia Theological Seminary.
    April 26, 2017

    “Introduction to Restorative Justice,” first guest lecture for George Mason University Law School ADR class.
    April 18, 2017

    “Introduction to Restorative Justice,” fifth annual guest lecture for George Washington University Law Center ADR class.
    April 4, 2017

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