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  1. Family: 80%
  2. Mediation: 20%

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455 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94102-3660


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Califonia Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY)California Lawyer Magazine2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyCalifornia Judicial Council2002 - Present
Temporary JudgeSuperior Court of Alameda County2003 - 2013
Family Law FacilitatorSuperior Court of Alameda County1997 - 2002
AttorneyLaw Offices of Deborah J. Chase1988 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember1998 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember1998 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationBoard Member2004 - 2008
Women Lawyers of Alameda CountyFormer President2001 - 2003
California Family Law Facilitators AssociationFormer President2001 - 2002
California Women LawyersBoard of Governors1999 - 2002
Alameda County Family Law AssociationBoard Member1999 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
Family Court ReviewThe Best Seat in the House: Court Assignment and Judicial Satisfaction2009
USAID ContractEgypt's Family Justice Project Evaluation Report2009
Family Law QuarterlyPro Se Justice and Unified Family Courts2004
Contemporary Issues in LawJudicial Satisfaction When Judging in a Therapeutic Key2003
Ph.D. DissertationTherapeutic Jurisprudence and Judicial Satisfaction2002
Courts ReviewTherapeutic Jurisprudence and Judicial Satisfaction2000
Journal of the Center for Families, Children & the CourtsCommunity Courts and Family Law2000
Journal of the Center for Families, Children & the CourtsCalifornia's Family Law Facilitator Program: a new paradigm for the courts2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wright InstitutePsychologyPhD - Doctorate2002
Lincoln University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of MinnesotaElected StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarManaging live testimony at family law hearings2012
Annual Conference - American Judges AssociationPro Se Litigation2011
National Judicial Conference on Leadership for State CourtsHandling Pro Se Cases in the Courtroom2009
ABA - Summit in Unified Family Law CourtsCourt-Based Assistance to pro Se Litigants in Family Law2007
Bringing Research into PracticeInstitutionalizing Collaborative Justice Principles in California's Courts2005
International Psychology and Law inferenceUnderstanding the Study of Judicial Satisfaction and Therapeutic Jurisprudence2003