"I believe in the family." Please call me at 617-812-7181 if you would like a free consultation.
Thoughtful and thorough, Marlene has honed her professional acumen and her client-centric style by succeeding in some of the most impressive educational and professional environments. Marlene is a licensed attorney in the United States and Canada and, in addition to her J.D., earned her J.S.D. (equivalent to a PhD in Law) from Cornell Law School. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the impact of divorce on parents and their children and on what to do with the family home upon divorce.
Marlene is uniquely qualified to deal with any type of divorce or family law scenario. She is credentialed in mediation by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Mediation Program, by the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation for Lawyers, (the leading negotiation/mediation program in the world), and by the Institute of Divorce Mediation. She is a member of the Ontario and Massachusetts chapters of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and serves on the Family Law Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dorothea S. Clarke Scholar||Cornell Law School||2000|
|1st Place-Justice Lieff National Family Law Essay Competition||Law Society of Upper Canada||1995|
|Junior Editor||Osgoode Hall Law Journal||1993|
|Attorney||marlene shiner, esq. family law + mediation||2018 - Present|
|Attorney||Fitch Law Partners||2018 - 2018|
|Divorce Attorney and Mediator||Marlene Shiner||2000 - 2018|
|Attorney||Glass Associates||1998 - 2000|
|Policy Analyst||Canadian Federal Department of Justice||1997 - 1998|
|Lecturer||Osgoode Hall Law School||1997 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation||Member||2019 - Present|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2019 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Family Law Section Council||2018 - Present|
|Women's Bar Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Association for Family and Conciliation Courts, Denver, Colorado||The Integrative Divorce||2018|
|Cornell University - Doctoral dissertation||A child's place in the home: Creating a post -divorce legally enforceable right for children in the family home||2005|
|Law Society of Upper Canada, Child Support Guidelines||Federal Child Support Guidelines||1997|
|Federation of Law Societies and Canadian Bar Association||Shared Custody - the Search for a Magic Support Formula||1997|
|LexisNexis Butterworths||Loss of Guidance, Care and Companionship||1997|
|Osgoode Hall Law School||Policy Issues Relating to the Federal Child Support Guidelines||1997|
|LexisNexis Butterworths||Compensation for Child Victims of Crime||1997|
|Cornell Law School||J.S.D. (Ph.D. in Law)||2005|
|Osgoode Hall Law School, York University||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Harvard University Law School||Program on Negotiation for Lawyers||1995|
|University of Toronto||BA - Bachelor of Arts - Sociology||1990|
|Seminar in Family Law||Policy Issues Relating to the Federal Child Support Guidelines,||1997|
|Professors' Speakers Series||My role as Policy Adviser for the Canadian Federal Department of Justice Child Support Team||1997|
|Osgoode Hall Law School||Judicial Application of Section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines||1997|
|National Family Law Program||Shared Custody - the Search for a Magic Support Formula||1997|
|Lecture to Faculty||Background, Implementation and Application of the Federal Child Support Guidelines||1997|
|Family Law Section Dinner||The Impact of Section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines on the Emotional and Financial Well Being of Children||1997|
|Child Support Guidelines||Federal Child Support Guidelines||1997|
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