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Judicial and Dispute Resolution Background:
Retired Judge, United States Tax Court, 1985-2002.  Founded Beyond Dispute Associates, 2002- Present.  Special Counsel to Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 1982-1985.  Litigator, Internal Revenue Service, 1977-1982.  Obtained hundreds of settlements during government service and since, in cases involving complex issues and multi-millions of dollars.  J.D. from Georgetown, M.A. from Vanderbilt, and B.A. from Stetson University, all with honors.  Post-Graduate courses, Harvard Law.  Bar memberships: State of Maryland, District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court, U. S. Tax Court, and the U.S. District Court (D.C.).

Professional ADR qualifications:
Mediator, U. S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Circuit), D.C. Superior Court, Maryland District and Circuit Courts, and United States Tax Court.  Community mediator, Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Maryland (CRCMC).  Former Arbitrator, Ford Motor Co. Dispute Settlement Board and Montgomery County Consumer Affairs/Better Business Bureau.  Nearly 200 hours of specialized training, including: negotiation (the Department of Justice), mediation (CDR Associates, Boulder, Colorado), advanced mediation (Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington, D.C.), and divorce, custody and property division (Multi-Door program of the D.C. Superior Court).

International and Community Service:
Carter Center assignment in Jamaica, October 2002.  Extensive travel in Mexico and El Salvador.  Member REMEDES (network of Spanish-speaking mediators).  Board member, Family Place (drop-in center for immigrant families), co-founder, first President of Joseph's House (AIDS hospice).  Mediation training team member for African Elders and Spanish-speakers.  Board of Advisors, American University Law School Tax Clinic.  Bi-lingual.

Honorary doctorate from Stetson University Law School.  Outstanding Maryland District Court Volunteer in 2004 and 2005.  Awards from the Women Judges' Fund For Justice, the National Debate for Peace in El Salvador, U.S. Treasury Department, and Department of Justice.  Listed in Who's Who in America and similar publications.

Association for Conflict Resolution (Family, International, and Spirituality sections), the American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution), the National Association of Women Judges, the International Association of Women Judges, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce.

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