Judith Nesburn is an experienced family law attorney mediator and Collaborative Law practitioner who combines her family law knowledge and skills with her background as a Licensed Clincile Social Worker to guide families through the dissolution process with the sensitivity and respect which are the hallmarks of Collaborative Practice. Judith's goal is to help parties avoid the costly and destructive experience of litigation, while creating a future which will best serve their interests and those of their children in the years following the divorce.
Judith has lectured widely throughout California and the US on many mediation and Collaborative Law topics, including "A Guided Tour Through the Successful Family Law Mediation", "Collaborative Premarital Agreements: Tying the Knot Without Stranging the Romance", "The Power of Language: How to Communicte Effectively with your ADR Client", "Avoiding Impasse in Collaborative Practice", and "Interest Based Negotiations". Since 1995, she has lectured at the California State Bar Annual Meetings, California State Bar Section Education Institutes, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution (ABA), Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA), International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Collaborative Professionals of California (CPCAL), the Law and Social Work Program of the USC School of Social Work.
Judith has also been active in many Bar Associations and in the ADR community, including her serve on the California State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee, as Continuing Legal Education Chair of the Family Law Section, as Chair of the ADR Standing Committee of the Family Law Section, and as a member of the executive committee of the Beverly Hills Bar ADR Section. Judith also serves as a family law mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court and for the Court of Appeals.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Graduated Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa||N/A||N/A|
|Graduated Magna cum Laude||Columbia University School of Social Work||N/A|
|St. Thomas Moore Law Honor Society||N/A||N/A|
|Attorney at Law||Law Offices of Judith C. Nesburn||1992 - Present|
|Family Law Attorney||Law Offices of Allen I. Neiman||1990 - 1992|
|Family Law Attorney||Trope and Trope||1986 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2004 - Present|
|Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association||Member, Presenter||2004 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association ADR Section||Member, Executive Committee||2000 - Present|
|ADR Standing Committee, CA State Bar Family Law Section||Member, Former Chair||2000 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member, Presenter||1986 - Present|
|State Bar of California Family Law Section||Member; Former Executive Committee||1986 - Present|
|Collaborative Review; Journal of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Isn't It Unromantic: Collaboratively Negotiating Pre-and Post-Nuptial Agreements||2008|
|Family Law News and Review, Los Angeles County Bar Association||Post Divorce Counseling: Does it Have a Place in Family Law||2000|
|Family Law News||A Lesson From the Titanic or "Staying Afloat" on the Rough Seas of Mediation"||1999|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Columbia University School of Social Work||Clinicle Social Work||Masters Degree (MSW)||N/A|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Sociology||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|