MICHELLE KATZ is the 2003 Past-President of the California Dispute Resolution Council. Michelle is certified as a specialist in family law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and devotes her practice exclusively to mediation, mediation-related services, and collaborative law in family law cases. Her office is in Los Angeles, California. She is the former chair of the State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, a former member of the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation and the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hill Bar Association. Michelle also served as a member of the ADR Consulting Group to the Board of Legal Specialization of the California State Bar. Currently, she is chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Family Committee and is on the planning committee for that section’s annual conference in April, 2007 in Washington D.C. Listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, she currently carries their AV rating. She is one of the founders of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association. Michelle has been named as a 2006 Southern California Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine. She has trained with Gary Friedman, Esq. at the Center for Mediation in Law in Mill Valley, California, and with Roger Fisher and Robert Mnookin at Harvard, and has received training from Chip Rose and Susan Gamache/Nancy Cameron in Collaborative Law (through the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association). She is a frequent speaker on the use of alternative dispute resolution processes in family law.
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