Melissa co-hosts online forum for Mediate.com

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Melissa co-hosted an online forum for Mediate.com to discuss standards, ethics, and new technologies for mediators who conduct their mediation process remotely, and for trainers who support mediators by offering educational courses. Melissa discussed the work she did as chair of a Mediate.com Sub-Committee examining the cross-jurisdictional issues that arise …

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Melissa Guest Lectures at Rutgers Law

Melissa was honored to guest lecture for Professor Maritza Rodriguez’s Family Law Class at Rutgers Law School during the Spring 2020 semester. She spoke on the topic of mediation and dispute resolution and its importance in the field of family law, including in international cases.

Melissa chairs ODR Sub-Committee on Cross-Jurisdictional Issues

In December 2020, Melissa Kucinski was appointed to an Executive Committee organized by Mediate.com to explore and make recommendations on best practices in training family mediators in online dispute resolution. As part of her work on the Executive Committee, Melissa will be chairing a Sub-Committee that focuses on exploring the complex cross-jurisdictional issues that are …

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Melissa authors article for the ABA Family Law Section

Melissa authored an article titled, “Mediating International Child Abductions” for the American Bar Association’s Family Advocate Fall 2020 issue where she explores the promise, and potential traps, in mediating these highly intricate cross-border family cases.