Cross-border families face unique challenges, and require creative solutions. With conflicts in judicial systems, laws, cultures, and courts, these families can often not rely on the legal system alone to resolve their problems. This webinar will address the issues that make international child abduction cases so complex, assess how to determine if mediation is an appropriate option for a particular family, and discuss existing resources to help families who may want to use mediation.
Melissa Kucinski, MA, JD, is a DC based family lawyer and mediator. She founded and chaired the American Bar Association’s International Family Mediation Task Force that hosted two weeklong international family mediation trainings. In 2014, she was invited to Tokyo Japan where she taught mediators how to handle cases under The Hague Abduction Convention, and where she presented on mediation practices to the Japanese Foreign Ministry. She is the current chair of an international steering committee for International Social Service that is creating a global network of family mediators. Melissa is law faculty at George Washington University and a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
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