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Lisa J Smith
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Lisa J Smith

Practice areas:

Child Support, Family, Mediation, Alimony, Divorce & Separation

About Me

I was recently on a panel at the Boston Bar Association.  Also, please find a link to an article on Collaborative Law Divorce for which I was recently interviewed .


 


To read it go to  http://wellesleywestonmagazine.epubxp.com/t/15643/81 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    23 years
  2. Alimony: 20%
    23 years
  3. Mediation: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
    23 years
  5. Child Support: 20%
    23 years

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Rackham Karlsson

    Lisa and I have done volunteer co-mediation together at CDSC, during which I have had a chance to observe and learn from her impressive skills as a divorce mediator. Her calm, neutral demeanor and ease with divorce matters allow her to help clients navigate difficult subjects with minimal friction. I endorse her wholeheartedly.

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    Rackham Karlsson Marriage & Prenuptials Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lynda J Robbins

    Lisa is an experienced and thoughtful lawyer. She is devoted to assisting her clients resolve their situations through Collaborative Practice. I endorse her without reservation.

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    Lynda Robbins Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

220 North Main Street, 3rd Floor
Natick, MA, 01760

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive198704/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AVMartindale-Hubbell2013
American Jurisprudence 2nd Book Award(Evidence)University of Colorado School of Law1986
Trial Advocacy AwardUniversity of Colorado School of Law1986
American Jurisprudence 2nd Book Award (Contracts)University of Colorado School of Law1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLisa J. Smith, Attorney at Law1995 - Present
Volunteer LawyerCambridgeport Problem Center1993 - 1995
AssociateGlovsky and Associates1987 - 1988
Summer AssociateGlovsky and Associates1986 - 1987

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Community Dispute Settlement CenterMentor (Family Law Mediators)2014 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilPresident2011 - 2012
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationAttorney Member2007 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilVice President of Education & Training2007 - 2010
Divorce CenterAttorney Member2007 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilBoard of Directors2005 - 2014
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsAttorney Member2004 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member1995 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jane Doe and John DoeDivorced with good post-divorce relationships
Mediation representationSuccessful divorce without adversarial litigation
Jane Doe and John DoeSuccessful

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New EnglandInitial Client Meeting2014
Collaborative Law JournalDivorce Records: Are They Just a Few Keystrokes Away from Public Access? What You Can Do to Protect Your Privacy2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Brown UniveristyPolitical ScienceB.A.N/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NE-ACR Conflict, Communication and ConnectivityMediators, Take a Breadth of A.I.R. (Am I Rushing?)2013
MCFM InstituteMEDIATORS, TAKE A BREATH OF A.I.R. (Am I Rushing?)2013
Boston Bar Association (BBA) and Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA)Hanging Your Own Shingle: A Panel on Starting and Maintaining Your Own Practice2013
Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Training: A Step-by-Step Approach to Conflict ResolutionProgram Chair2009
MCLC Members MeetingWhat Does Neutrality Mean to You?2008
Fundamentals of Collaborative PracticeProgram Chair2008
Fundamentals of Collaborative Practice SkillsProgram Chair2007
Collaborative Practice: An Introductory Training to a Growing method of PracticeProgram Chair2007