INTRODUCTION/GENERAL COMMENTS/PERSONALS GOALS FOR INVOLVEMENT IN COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW CASES:
As an emerging lawyer, I am dedicated to family law with a focus on the collaborative divorce process. My legal practices also include immigration law, estate planning, and Guardian Ad Litem. Prior to coming into the legal field, I was trained as a minister and worked in various churches. This experience enabled me to be the good listener who quickly identifies clients’ needs and goals, empathetically responds to them, and helps clients efficiently reach their needs.
FIELDS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:
Guardian Ad Litem
Date of Admission to the Ohio Bar– 2017
Date of Admission to the California Bar – 2015
California Western School of Law, J.D.
New York University, M.A.
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, M.Div.
Hanil University & Presbyterian Theological Seminary, B.A.
COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP MEMBERSHIP:
Central Ohio Association of Collaborative Divorce Professionals
International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio
American Immigration Lawyers Association
The State Bar of California
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COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AND RELATED SKILLS TRAINING:
IACP Introductory Training 2-day Course
Mariette Geldenhuys,Barbara Hummel, Donna Smalldon
Fundamentals of Mediation
Ohio Supreme Court
Fundamentals of Mediation Training at the Supreme Court of Ohio
Marya C. Kolman
Ethics Matters in Collaborative Law Video Play
Sampling of Other Family Law Continuing Education
Divorce Practice 101- What Every Practitioner Should Know
Learn Family Relations Law from OSBA Specialists – NLT
Child Centered Decision Making for the Best Interests of the Child