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California State Bar

Executive Committee, Family Law Section: 1991-1994
Editor, Family Law News: 1993 and 1994
Delegate: State Bar Convention: 1993
Standing Committee on Custody, North: Chair 1988-1990

Judicial Council Committee on Forms, Family Law: 1990-1993

San Francisco Bar Association

Executive Committee, Family Law Section: Chair, 1992; Member: 1987-present
Fee Arbitration Panel: 1988-1990
Barristers Club, Co-Chair, Family Law Committee: 1988-1990
BASF Delegate to the State Bar Convention: 1989, 1990
Volunteer Legal Services Program Volunteer Attorney: 1986-2000
Expert: Temporary Restraining Order Clinic
FEMA appeals panel: 1990

Sonoma County Bar Association
Family Law Committee: 2010-2013

Martindale Hubbell

"A", "V" rating

San Francisco Superior Court

Judge Pro Tem 1990-present
Director, Friend in Court: 1990s

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Northern California Chapter
Fellow: 1998-2015 (resigned)

President: 2006
President-Elect/program chair: 2005
Treasurer: 2004
Secretary: 2003
Symposium chair: 2002

Webmaster: 2002-2010

Fellow of the Year 2013

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Co-Founder: 1999
Co-Editor: Collaborative Review: 1999- 2008
Board of Directors: 1999-2005
Webmaster, 2000-2006

Collaborative Practice California
Founding delegate
Eureka Award: 2007

San Francisco: Collaborative Practice San Francisco ("CPSF")

Collaborative Practice San Francisco
Founding member, 1999
Chair: 1999-2004 and co-chair 2015-2018
Qualified Participating member: 1999 to the present
Webmaster, 1999-2010

Collaborative Practice Sonoma County  (Formerly "CCRE)
Qualified participating member: 2009 to the present
Board of Directors, 2010-2012
Webmaster: 2009 to the present

San Francisco Bay Area Collaborative Practice "Think Tank"

(formerly Bay Area Collaborative Law Group)
Chair: 1997-1999
Founding member: 1994
Webmaster: 1997-2009

Collaborative Practice Group East Bay ("CPEB")
Founding member

Northern California Family Law Mediators Roundtable

Co-founder and director 2009 to the present


Super Lawyers: Northern California

Family law Super Lawyer: 2005 - 2018
Top 50 Female Lawyers in Northern California (all fields of practice): 2006, 2007 2008 2009 2010 and 2011
Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California (all fields of practice) 2010

California State Bar

Outstanding ProBono Law Firm, Northern California: 1992
Wiley E. Manuel ProBono Award 1990, 1991

San Francisco Bar Association

James P. Preovolos Award: Outstanding ProBono Family Lawyer of the Year 1990
Outstanding ProBono Law Firm: 1990
Outstanding ProBono Lawyer: 1988-1993
Certificate of Merit: 1986-1993

Collaborative Practice California
Eureka Award: 2007


Hastings College of The Law, San Francisco

J.D. awarded May 1985
Admitted to California State Bar, December, 1985
Professor's Assistant:

      William Lockhart, Constitutional Law, 1984-85; Research and editing: Constitutional Law (Textbook)
      Kelly Weisberg, Children and the Law, 1985; Research for textbook/course materials on mediation

State Bar of California

Certification as Family Law Specialist

University of The Pacific, Stockton, California

B.A. awarded in History with honors, 1966
Phi Kappa Phi honor society



Your First Marathon, published in Honolulu, 1979; Translations: Philippines, 1981; China 1982; Japan 1983


Reporter, Asian Runner Magazine (Hong Kong) 1979-1981
Honolulu Correspondent, Running Times Magazine 1979-1981

Photographer, Honolulu Marathon Association

Partner: CandidKids


Speaking Engagements

Plenary Speaker: Empowering the Child in the Divorce Process
International Collaborative Practice Conference, Cork, Ireland: 2008

Community Service

KID'S TURN: Workshops for Children of Separating Families
Founder: 1988
Co-president of the Board: 1988-1990
Executive Board: 1998-1996; 1999-2005
Fundraising, Publicity, Long-term strategic planning
Webmaster: through 2003

Campfire Girls

Regional Chair, Southern California: 1974, leader 1971-1974

Girls Scouts of America

Leader, Honolulu, 1974-1978

Campolindo High School

PTA Board; Publicity Chair: 1987-1989

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