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November 3, 2020 40 min

In this episode, Susan Guthrie speaks with veteran attorney, mediator and arbitrator, Judith Starr, whose active private practice and prolific pro bona mediation contributions have all been delivered via Zoom since the advent of the pandemic.  Judith has encountered many of the issues that online mediators face, and has found the solutions to many of the problems!  She shares her top tips with you so that you, and your clients, can benefit as well!  For any professional who works on Zoom, this episode will be a big help so take a listen today!

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More About This Week's Special Guest:  A Harvard-educated lawyer, Judith Starr was recognized as one of the top 5% of all federal executives with the Presidential Rank Award.  She founded the mediation program at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, where she served as general counsel. As the agency's Suspension and Debarment Official, she adjudicated cases involving the fitness of individuals and firms to contract with the Federal Government.  Ms. Starr trained as a mediator with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and is certified as a mediator by the States of Florida and Virginia.  She is experienced in mediating labor and employment (including ERISA), consumer, contract, and commercial claims.  Ms. Starr also has substantial experience in the financial services sector, having served as chief counsel to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and assistant chief litigation counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where she received the Stanley Sporkin Award for outstanding contributions to securities law enforcement.  Ms. Starr trained as an arbitrator with the Financial Regulatory Authority and currently serves on its panel of arbitrators arbitrating securities claims.  As co-chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Mediation Committee, Ms. Starr has published and spoken on mediator education, including "What I Learned from Getting to Yes with Yourself" n the March 2020 issue of the ABA's Just Resolutions e-zine.  She also presented a webinar at the ABA Dispute Resolution's May 2020 Virtual Conference on the Evolution of ADR in Federal Agencies.

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About Our Host: Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the country, has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for 30 years. Susan provides online divorce mediation and legal coaching services to select clients around the world.

As a leading dispute resolution professional, Susan is honored to serve on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section as the Membership Officer and to be a Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee. Susan also is one of the leading experts in online mediation in the country and trains other professionals in the practical and ethical considerations of conducting their mediations online through her business Learn to Mediate Online (

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Susan has been featured in and on media outlets such as CNBC, Market Watch, Forbes, Eye on Chicago, WGN, the ABA’s Just Resolutions Magazine, Thrive Global, The Nook Online among others. She is licensed to practice law in the States of California and Connecticut as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Susan's other Podcasts: After a year and half of co-creating and co-hosting the award winning podcast, Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast which reached over 3 million listeners, Susan recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. Divorce & Beyond is focused on pulling back the curtain on the mysteries of the divorce process and bringing tips and resources to help people to thrive and shine in their new future beyond divorce.


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