NEW AND RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Divorce Mediation Training
April 21, 2016
West Chester, PA
Co-Trainer with Carl Schneider, Ph.D. and Audrey M. Yowell, Ph.D., M.S.S.S.,  of Mediation Matters

“Alternate Dispute Resolution in Family Law”

March 9, 2016
Family Law Society, Villanova University School of Law
Co-Panelists: Michael E. Fingerman, Esq., Philadelphia
Joni J. Berner, Esquire, Berner, Klaw & Watson, LLP, Philadelphia
Carolyn M. Zack, Esquire, Chester County Family Court Master in Equitable Distribution

“Mediating the Future of the Family Farm”

 February 25, 2016
Guest Lecturer for First-Year Property Students
Villanova University School of Law
“Mediating Alternate Uses of the Family Homestead”
 February 25, 2015

Guest Lecturer for First-Year Property Students
Villanova University School of Law

“Mediating Boundary Disputes”
March 14, 2014
Guest Lecturer for First-Year Property Students
Villanova University School of Law

“Mediating Property Law Disputes”
February 13, 2013
Guest Lecturer for First-Year Property Students
Villanova University School of Law

“Mediating Land Disputes”
February 14, 2012
Guest Lecturer for First-Year Property Students
Villanova University School of Law

“Mediating Agricultural Use Disputes”
February 18, 2011
Guest Lecturer for First-Year Property Students
Villanova University School of Law

“Estate and Trust Planning and Divorce: Before, During and After”
January 18, 2011
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
Co-Presenters:
Honorable Rhonda Lee Daniele, Judge,
Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas
Mary Cushing Doherty, Esquire
Margaret E. W. Sager, Esquire
Phyllis T. Bookspan, Esquire
Lawrence Pauker, Esquire
Sara N. Ponzio, Esquire
Colleen K. McCue, Esquire
Scott J. G. Finger, Esquire

“Property Law in Divorce Cases”
February 10, 2010
Guest Lecturer for First-Year Property Students
Villanova University School of Law

“Mediation Skills Make you a Better Lawyer”
March 22, 2007
Presented to: Mediation Practicum
Villanova University School of Law

“Your First Divorce Client”
February 13, 2007
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers
Philadelphia, PA
Co-Presenters: Michael Viola, Esquire, Philadelphia
Ellen S. Fischer, Esquire, Willow Grove
Jessica A. Pritchard, Esquire, Doylestown

“Mediation in your Law Practice”
March 16, 2006
Presented to: Mediation Practicum
Villanova University School of Law

“Improve your Family Law Practice by Referring Your Clients to Mediation”
January 19, 2006
Family Law Section of the Chester County Bar Association
Co-Presenters:
Claire L. Milliner, Esquire
Stephen I. Baer, Esquire

“What Every Lawyer Should Know About the Role of Physchologists in Custody Cases”
March 9, 2004
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
Co-Presenters:
William J. Litvin, Esquire
Betty Lupo, Esquire
Maureen Nacy, Esquire

“The Initial Consultation: How to Avoid Conflicts of Interest”
September 10, 2002
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
Malvern, Pennsylvania

Advanced Mediation Training
Co-Trainer with Edward Blumstein, Esquire, Susan V. Edwards, Esquire, and Daryl Endy Klein, Esquire
October 25-27, 2001
Chester County Bar Association, West Chester, Pennsylvania

“Mediation: The Role of Counsel – The Role of the Mediator”
September 24, 2001
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
Co-Presenters:

The Honorable Abraham J. Gafni
Professor of Law, Villanova University of Law
Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (retired)
President of the Arbitration Tribunal of the International Commission on Holocaust Issue Insurance

Joseph Patrick O’Brien, Esquire
Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Merle G. Horwitz, Esquire
Christopher Barber, Esquire
Matthew Fox, Esquire
Helen Casale, Esquire

“Entrepreneurial Careers in the Legal Profession”
April 4, 2001
Sponsored by Women’s Law Caucus of Villanova University
School of Law, Villanova, PA
Presenters:
Patricia Brennan – family lawyer and certified mediator
Melissa Maxman – candidate for state senate
Elaine Petrossian – Director of Career Services, Villanova Law School

“Everything you Wanted to Know about Mediation
but were Afraid to Ask”
January 25, 2001
Chester County Bar Association
Continuing Legal Education Seminar
West Chester, PA
Co-Presenter: Melanie McAteer, Esq.,
Chester County Court Administrator

“Mediation: The Next Step”
March 24, 2001
Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Lake Harmony, PA
Co-Presenter: Dr. Sidney Portnoy, Mediation Associates

February 9, 2001
Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Co-Presenter: Dr. Sidney Portnoy, Mediation Associates

October 27, 2000
Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Meeting
Exton, PA
Co-Presenters: Dr. Sidney Portnoy, Mediation Associates and
The Honorable Katherine B. L. Platt, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County, PA.
For more information about the PPA, contact them at 717.232 .3817, or for information about Mediation Associates, visit our website at www.mediationassociates.com

“Lawyers and Mediators: Strange Bedfellows”
July 14, 2000
Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section,
Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts
Co-Presenters: The Honorable Joyce Mozenter, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County; Maribeth Blessing, Esquire, Judith Drasin, Esquire, Susan V. Edwards, Esquire, and Daryl Endy Klein, Esquire