We live in different times, where pandemics close schools and quarantine families. But, being homebound does not mean pushing pause on having meaningful conversations with the help of a neutral mediator. Mediators are employing a variety of secure technology to work with clients to keep conversations moving forward. Global family mediators have employed this type […]
Melissa has been invited to participate in a symposium organized by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in June. She will be presenting on the future of international family mediation and the role of children in the mediation process as part of this full-day event honoring Japan’s 5-year anniversary in ratifying the Hague Abduction Convention.
Melissa Kucinski has authored “A Practical Handbook for the Child’s Attorney: Effectively Representing Children in Custody Cases,” which was released by the American Bar Association in late 2018. The book looks at the practical ins and outs of working with children as their lawyer, including investigations, negotiating settlements, and representing the child in court, […]
Melissa Kucinski was re-appointed to the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law, for a term ending November 1, 2019. The Committee serves the State Department in an advisory capacity with respect to significant issues of private international law, including international family law issues.
Melissa will be presenting at the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice conference at the University of Westminster Law School in London in July 2019. The conference is held every three years and is the pre-eminent gathering of international family law scholars, academics, and practitioners, to discuss cross-disciplinary and cross-jurisdictional family law issues, […]
Melissa Kucinski authored an article for The Hague Conference’s Judges’ Newsletter on mediation resources for global families in the USA. US mediators are often extremely creative and flexible in their approaches by helping design a process specific to a family’s needs. The article will be published in early 2019, and, when published, can be found […]
Melissa Kucinski will be offering two advanced international family mediation trainings for family mediators in 2019. D.C. Metropolitan Area (4 days) – March 28, 29, April 4, 5 with the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution San Francisco Bay Area (2 days) – May 6 (web-based) and May 20 (in-person) with UC Hastings School of Law