Education & Training: Interpreter, Genoa, Italy, 1967 - French, Spanish Russian (native Italian); BA, University of Maryland, 1984; Juris Doctor, University of Maryland School of Law, 1987; Basic and advanced mediation training - MICPEL and Maryland Association of Community Mediation- over 275 hours, including advanced training in Family and Divorce mediation; CINA mediation; Elder issues mediation, Employment and Labor mediation; Domestic Violence Screening and IEP mediation.
Background: Translator/Editorial Assistant - United Nations, N.Y. and World Bank, Washington D.C. ; Judicial Law Clerk - Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland ; Associate Attorney - Ober/ Kaler, litigation, international and maritime law; Assistant City Solicitor - municipal and environmental law; Pro Bono attorney- MVLS, family law.
Affiliations: Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution - Assistant Secretary and member of Newsletter Committee; Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center - Board of Directors, Mediation and Community Education Committees; Anne Arundel Mediation Guild; Anne Arundel Circuit Court- Panel Mediator on Family Law and CINA rosters; Maryland District Court for Anne Arundel County - Panel Mediator; Member of American Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution and Environmental Sections), Maryland State Bar Association ( Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law and Juvenile Law Sections); Anne Arundel Bar Association (ADR Section); Member of State Bar of Maryland; MCDR-Certified Mediator.
Mediation Experience: Mediated or co-mediated over 100 mediations in a variety of areas, including parenting plans, divorce and family disputes, CINA cases, business and contract matters, employment and personal injury issues, real estate and landlord-tenant disputes, educational issues, community and neighborhood conflicts.
Approach to Mediation: I use a facilitative style of mediation. I believe in the power of collaboration and self-determination in the process of resolving disputes. My style reflects that belief and utilizes various communication tools to provide disputing parties a safe emotional environment in which to reach a win-win solution to their conflicts.
Areas of Interest: Family/ intra-family, divorce and child-related issues. Community and neighbor disputes. Special Education (IEP) and Elder Issues. Employment/Labor and commercial/contractual issues. Land use and environmental issues.
Carolyn J. Rodis | Steve Henick | Martin Kranitz | Nancy Hirshman | Pamela Morris | Dave Simison | Maria Krapf | Robert A. McFarland
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