Mediating successfully since 1994
My practice emphasizes the non-adversarial resolution of conflict. I am well-known and respected in Worcester County where I have been successfully mediating and representing clients in Family Law matters since 1994.
Divorce and other family law mediation; elder mediation; marital mediation; Mediation coach and advisor through divorce process; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements; Modification of Divorce Judgments; Jewish Divorce /Get; Paternity
Collaborative Practice; Legal Representation in Family matters
Advice, case evaluation and representation re: divorce, paternity, custody, child support, alimony, and step-parent adoption.
Mediation training for small groups; mentoring of new mediators.
I currently volunteer in the Worcester Probate and Family Court as part of the ARC [Attorneys Representing Children]
Program and have for many years pre-Covid i served as Lawyer for the Day in the Court Service Center as part of a
program with Community Legal Aid.
Worcester, MA 01602
Degrees and Experience
J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law
M.A. English Simmons College
B.A. English Simmons College
Mediating in Worcester since 1994
Educator since 1967: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Canada, Israel
Family law attorney since 1988, including Connecticut Legal Services and private practice in both Connecticut and Massachusetts
Juvenile Court/Guardian ad litem experience; ARC Counsel in the Worcester Probate and Family Court
Adjunct Professor, Nichols College 1993-2002 where I created and taught courses on Law and Literature and the Literature of the Holocaust.
Adjunct Professor, University of Hartford 1989-1992 where I taught Introduction to the Legal System.
Instructor, WISE [Worcester Institute for Senior Education] Assumption University since 1996; In early 2021, I will be
offering a course on RBG: our textbook will be My Own Words, supplemented by other materials
MWI, Inc. [Mediation Works, Inc.] Worcester Family Mediator; 2010 - 2021
Member of Connecticut Bar since 1988
Member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1994
Member of Massachusetts Bar since 1994
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.: Board of Directors, 8 years; Newsletter Editor (1998-2002)
Worcester County Bar Association: Active Member and Past Co-Chair, ADR Committee
Advisory Board Mentor Pilot Program Worcester Probate and Family Court ; Mediation Trainer; 2015, 2016
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council: Board of Directors, 6 years; Bette Winik Scholarship Committee
Worcester and Middlesex counties; other locations by arrangement
In our ZOOM culture, I offer my mediation services throughout the Commonwealth of Mass.
$300 per hour after the free initial one-half hour consultation.
Evening and Sunday appointments available
Chair, Human Resources Committee, Congregation Beth Israel, Worcester
Chair, Jewish Domestic Violence Task Force of Central Massachusetts
Assabet After Dark: So You Think You Want to Get Divorced in Massachusetts?