Alternate Dispute Resolution

The Family Law Section ADR Committee meets most months from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Philadelphia Bar Association. While arbitrators are certainly welcome, the committee mainly consists of custody and divorce mediators. The committee’s goal is to expand court-referred and private mediation opportunities for our members, to review and discuss relevant case decisions and proposed changes in the law, and to develop ideas to increase the use of alternative dispute resolution methods in family law matters.


Lisa M. Shapson, Partner
Berner Klaw & Watson LLP
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 790-8800-x107

Emily Vener-Giszter
M.S., LPC24 Veterans Sq.
Media, PA 19063
(484) 234-2033