|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|American Jurisprudence 2nd Book Award(Evidence)||University of Colorado School of Law||1986|
|Trial Advocacy Award||University of Colorado School of Law||1986|
|American Jurisprudence 2nd Book Award (Contracts)||University of Colorado School of Law||1985|
|Principal||Lisa J. Smith, Attorney at Law||1995 - Present|
|Volunteer Lawyer||Cambridgeport Problem Center||1993 - 1995|
|Associate||Glovsky and Associates||1987 - 1988|
|Summer Associate||Glovsky and Associates||1986 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Community Dispute Settlement Center||Mentor (Family Law Mediators)||2014 - Present|
|Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|Divorce Center||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Attorney Member||2004 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||1995 - Present|
|Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council||President||2011 - 2012|
|Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council||Vice President of Education & Training||2007 - 2010|
|Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council||Board of Directors||2005 - 2014|
|Mediation||Approval of the Court. They kept their friendship|
|Jane Doe and John Doe||Successful|
|Mediation representation||Successful divorce without adversarial litigation|
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|Family Mediation Quarterly||Mistakes in Mediation: 10 Reflective Question||2016|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New England||Initial Client Meeting||2014|
|Collaborative Law Journal||Divorce Records: Are They Just a Few Keystrokes Away from Public Access? What You Can Do to Protect Your Privacy||2007|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Brown Univeristy||Political Science||B.A.||N/A|
|Giving Your Clients What They Want: Strategic Options for Resolving Disputes||Dispute Resolution||2016|
|Clients' Goals in a Collaborative Case: A Closer Look||Collaborative Law||2016|
|MCFM Professional Development||Self Modifying Agreements||2015|
|NE-ACR Conflict, Communication and Connectivity||Mediators, Take a Breadth of A.I.R. (Am I Rushing?)||2013|
|MCFM Institute||MEDIATORS, 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 Practice||2013|
|Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Training: A Step-by-Step Approach to Conflict Resolution||Program Chair||2009|
|MCLC Members Meeting||What Does Neutrality Mean to You?||2008|
|Fundamentals of Collaborative Practice||Program Chair||2008|
|Fundamentals of Collaborative Practice Skills||Program Chair||2007|
|Collaborative Practice: An Introductory Training to a Growing method of Practice||Program Chair||2007|
Posted by Rob
Lisa J. Smith graciously escorted me through the divorce process.
The education she provided, advice she imparted, and patience she demonstrated was much appreciated.
Lisa is very bright, communicative, professional, and caring and I believe negotiated a very favorable settlement for me.
I will recommend her without reservation to any friend requiring the her unique brand of "velvet hammer" legal counsel.
Posted by Bob
Ms. Smith was extremely professional and more importantly, to a client, accessible during this entire process. I found her demeanor to be pleasing and she was patient and able to explain legal terminology and processes in a way that I could easily understand. Even though the process of divorce is unpleasant, I felt fortunate to have such an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer in my corner. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous
Really felt that she understood what I needed in a difficult situation and brought in the resources to make the right choices. She made everyone involved feel listened to and knew when to take action and when to let the process proceed. Details and finances were a real strength.
Fran Whyman, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Lisa is a leader in the collaborative law community and a highly respected member of the mediation community. I worked as opposing council on two cases with Lisa. She is deeply insightful about the challenges her clients face as they go through a divorce. She is an experienced and highly effective advocate and a creative problem solver. She works hard at helping clients generate positive solutions to difficult problems. Lisa's clients appreciate her thoughtful and caring professional approach.
Rackham Karlsson, Marriage and prenuptials Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.