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An Introduction to the Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation, 38 Fam. L. Q. 1 (2001) and the Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation, 39 Family Ct. Rev. 121 (2001) and 39 Fam. L. Q. 27 (2001). The Model Standards redefine the nature of family and divorce mediation practice and result from a Symposium on Standards of Practice convened by the American Bar Association Family Law Section, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the ABA?s Commission on Domestic Violence and other major family law and family mediation groups. The Symposium developed the Model Standards over a five year period. They were approved by the American Bar Association in February, 2001.


Family Court Review, an interdisciplinary academic journal on family law and courts sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and Hofstra University School of Law. I serve as Editor-in-Chief of FCR. The mission of FCR is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue on family law disputes and their constructive resolution. I created a proposal for Hofstra Law School co-sponsorship of FCR under which students receive academic credit for research and writing projects and editorial work. I supervise the student research and editorial staff. I also organize FCR?s interdisciplinary, international Editorial Board which reviews submitted articles for suitability for publication.

Law Review Articles:

The Evolving of the Judicial Role in Child Custody Disputes: From Fault Finder to Conflict Manager to Differential Case Management, 22 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev.395 (2000) (part of Ben J. Altheimer Symposium on Children of Embattled Divorce).

Parental Conflict Prevention Programs and the Unified Family Court: A Public Health Perspective, 32 Fam. L. Q. 95 (1998) (part of symposium issue on unified family courts).

Planning for P.E.A.C.E.: The Development of Court-Connected Education Programs for Divorcing and Separating Families, 23 Hof. L. Rev. 845 (1995) (with Schlissel). Parent Education as a Distinct Field of Practice, 34 Fam. & Concil. Cts. Rev. 9 (1996) (with Salem and Schlissel).

War and P.E.A.C.E.: A Preliminary Report and a Model Statute on an Interdisciplinary Educational Program for Divorcing and Separating Parents, 27 U. Mich. J. L. Ref. 131 (Fall 1993).

Preventing Trauma for the Children of Divorce Through Education and Professional Responsibility, 16 Nova L. Rev. 767 (1992) (with Atwood and Schlissel) (part of symposium issue on children and law).

Divorce, Marital Torts and Res Judicata, 24 Fam. L. Q. 127 (1990).

AIDS and Divorce, 23 Fam. L. Q. 1 (1989).

Taking Children Seriously: Promoting Cooperative Custody After Divorce, 64 Tex. L. Rev. 687 (1986).

Court-Ordered Mediation in Family Disputes: The New York Proposal, 14 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 741 (1986) (with Silberman).

Consultants' Comments on The New York State Law Revision Commission Recommendation on the Child Custody Dispute Resolution Process, 19 Col. J. L. & Soc. Prob. 399 (1985) (with Silberman).

Ground Rules for Custody Mediation and Modification, 48 Albany L. Rev. 616 (1984) (with Philbrick and Rabino).

Another Look: Trial Court Unification in California in the Post Proposition 13 Era, 11 Sw. U. L. Rev. 1295 (1979).

Note, Sex Discrimination and Equal Protection: Do We Need a Constitutional Amendment?, 84 Harv. L. Rev. 1499 (1971) (first law review note suggesting sex should be a "suspect classification").

The Supreme Court, 1970 Term, 85 Harv. L. Rev. 135 (1971) (note on reapportionment case).

Shorter Articles:

Does Your Mediator Measure Up?: Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation, 24 Fam. Advocate 22 (Spring 2002) (with Ann Milne) (special issue on alternatives to litigation).

Supporting Parent-Clients in Mediation of Child Custody Disputes, 10 Prac. Litigator 7 (1999).

The Push for Parent Education, 19 Fam. Adv. 53 (Spring 1997) (with Salem and Schlissel).

Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness (P.E.A.C.E.): A Preliminary Report to the New York Legal Community, 68 N. Y. S. B. J. 42 (Feb. 1996) (with Miller and Schlissel).

Judicial Review of Academic Student Evaluations: A Comment on Susan "M" v. New York Law School From Those Who Litigated It, 77 West's Educ. L. Reporter 1089 (Dec. 17, 1992) (with Weinberger).

AIDS and Divorce, 12 Fairshare 10 (Feb. 1992).

The Developing Partnership Between Clinical and Traditional Education, 2 Hof. L. Mag. 18 (1989).

AIDS and New York Matrimonial Law, N. Y. S. B. J. Nov. 1988 at 29 (with Rothman and Nassar).

Leaving Home, Family L. Rev. of the Family Law Section of the N.Y.S. B. A. Sept. 1987 at 12 (with Rothman and Nassar).

Government Reports:

Report of the P.E.A.C.E. Advisory Committee to Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye (November, 1994) (report to Chief Judge of New York State on the first phases of P.E.A.C.E.'s pilot programs and recommendations for the future).

New York State Law Revision Commission, Recommendation to the 1985 Legislature on the Child Custody Dispute Resolution Process, 19 Col J. L. & Soc. Prob 105 (1985) (co-consultant for study recommending creation of a publicly financed mediation system and other changes in way courts handle custody disputes).

Numerous reports for State Bar of California on aspects of judicial administration while serving as consultant to Special Committee on Trial Court Improvements.

Book Reviews:

Life with Gault, 12 Col. Hum. Rights L. Rev. 176 (1980-81) (reviewing Peter Prescott, The Child Savers; Juvenile Justice Observed (1980)).

Review of One L by Scott Turow, 1 Los Angeles Lawyer 42 (1978).

Review of Crimes and Rights: The Penal Code Viewed as a Bill of Rights by Macklin Fleming, 53 Cal. S. B. J. 236 (1978).

Review of Thinking About Crime by James Wilson, 51 Los Angeles B. J. 394 (1978).

Newspaper Opinion Page Articles:

P.E.A.C.E.: A Program of Parent Education, New York Law Journal, December 5, 1991 at 2 (co-author).

Reagan, Carter and the Bench: A Comparison of Their Records in Appointing Judges, Los Angeles Times §6, Nov. 2, 1980 at 5.

Judicial Selection Process Lacks Merit, Los Angeles Times §2, October 23, 1979 at 5 (advocating merit selection system for California State judiciary) (co-author).

Campaign Funds: A Fairness Bill Comes Due, Los Angeles Times, 2, Sept. 17, 1978 at 5 (describing report of Los Angeles Citizens Committee on Municipal Campaign Reform).

A Shotgun Wedding at the Bar, Los Angeles Times §2, May 2, 1977 at 7 (commenting on proposals to require lawyers to spend a percentage of their time representing indigent clients).

The Sylmar White Elephant: Forget It, Los Angeles Times §2, April 21, 1977 at 8 (arguing against County's construction of large pretrial detention facility for juveniles).