Judge Parr holds a J.D. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from
Vanderbilt, and a B.A. from Stetson University who, in 1988 awarded
her an honorary doctorate (LL.D) and in 1992 named her Distinguished
Alumnus. Judge Parr has nearly 200 hours of specialized
training in conflict resolution, including negotiation (Department of
Justice), mediation (CDR Associates, Boulder, CO), advanced mediation
(Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington DC), and family, real
estate, and other specialized matters (Multi-Door program of the D.C.
Judge Parr is dedicated to peacemaking at every level from the
family to the international community. Her pro bono
service has been honored by the Women Judges' Fund for Justice and the
National Debate for Peace in El Salvador. She speaks
Spanish. She has served on boards of an AIDS hospice for homeless men
and a drop-in center for young immigrant families in
Washington. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for
the American University Law School Tax Clinic.
Professional affiliations include the ABA Section on Dispute
Resolution, Association for Conflict Resolution, the National and
International Associations of Women Judges, and the Bars of the
District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District
Court, and U.S. Tax Court.