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Lawrence D Gaughan, (Lawyer/Mediator)

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   11800 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 320
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  ldgaughan@aol.com
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Education


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J.D.

LL.B.

Ph.D.

Psy.D

Ed.D.

L.E.P.

LCSW

LPC

LMFT

Psychiatrist

CFP®

CPA

ChFC

Professional Activities


Current Prior

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours Action
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative,professional coach training
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)

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Lawrence D Gaughan, (Lawyer/Mediator)

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My entire professional practice in Northern Virginia has been devoted to making the legal process of divorce more responsive and humane, and less expensive, stressful and time-consuming. These were my goals even in my adversarial practice as a family law attorney. I was one of the pioneers in the family mediation movement in Virginia, commencing in 1980. Since that time, I have handled thousands of divorce settlements as a mediator. I was delighted when the collaborative practice movement began to gain adherents. I took the proper training and was certified for collaborative practice in 2009. Even though I have substantial experience as a mediator and in negotiating settlements in the traditional attorney model, I was surprised at how much collaborative practice has added new dimensions to the options for effective out-of-court agreements. I have founded a public interest website to promote out-of-court agreements in divorce cases. It is www.CreativeDivorce.net. Please feel free to visit this website.

Collaborative Practice Group Membership


Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia

Loudoun/ Western Fairfax Collaborative Professionals (sub-group of CPNV)

Collaborative Services


Before starting a Collaborative process, please satisfy yourself that the skills and experience of the practitioners are a good fit for you and ask if they follow and meet the IACP Ethical and Practitioner Standards. IACP does not verify the information provided by the practitioners listed.

Education


Licenses


I have been a member of the Virginia State Bar since 1967. ,J.D.

Professional Activities


CURRENT:
In addition to my professional website, www.lg-mediation.com, I have a public interest website designed to provide useful information to divorce professionals and members of the public going through the divorce process, www.CreativeDivorce.net.

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Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
2009 Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training Susan Gamache 24
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
2009 George Mason University Alternative Disputes Resolution I was instructor 30
Additional 15 hours Intermediate/ Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative, or basic professional coach training
2011 Virginia Mediation Network Fall Seminar VMN 10
2008 Collaborative Practice Frank Morrison, others 6
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
2018 What? So What? Now What? The Role of Self Reflection in a Mediator VMN: Jeanette Twomey 1.5
2018 The New Tax Act - 2019 CPNV: Mary Szpanka 2
2018 The Art of Mediation with Couples who Do - or Don't Negotiate Effectively with Each Other VMN: I was the presenter 1.5
2018 Staying Out of Trouble: Seeking Practical Solutions to Sticky Ethical Situations VMN: John Settle and Karen Richards 2
2018 Spiritual Journeys in a Material World: Thoughts about Spirituality for Divorce Professionals I was the presenter 2
2018 Public Policy Mediation- A Supplement to the Legislative Process VMN: Mark Rubin 1.5
2018 Gain the Edge - Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers VA CLE 6
2018 Child Focused, Empirically Based Parenting Plans Lisa Herrick, PhD 1.5
2017 Unlocking the Secrets of Effective Divorce Mediation I was the instructor. 3
2017 Underlying Themes Driving Divorce Settlements Michael Scott 1
2017 Seeking Excellence: The Case for Mindful Practice Michael Land 1
2017 Post-Marital Agreements John Fiske & Ken Neumann 1
2017 Moral Foundations Theory as a Diagnostic Tool Bonnie Blume Goldsamt 1.5
2017 Differentiation of Self in Bowen Family Systems Theory Peter Maida 1
2017 Cross-Cultural Leadership Afsaneh Nahavandi 1
2017 Creating the Conditions for Growth As We Help Our Clients Navigate Separation and Divorce Lisa Herrick and Kate Scharff 6
2016 What to Share with Collaborative Clients Karen Keyes 1
2016 The Power of Empathy in Conflict Resolution Charles Rowan 1
2016 Substance Abuse and Addiction Issues in Collaborative Practice Al Bonin 1
2016 Motivational Interviewing and Collaborative Divorce Natalie Goldberg 1
2016 Marketing Collaborative Grant Moher 1
2016 Is One Client Controlling the Team Michael McHugh 1
2016 Gray Divorce Elizabeth Pendzich 1
2016 Discernment Counseling Rona Hitlin-Mason 1
2015 Working with Families of Special Needs Children Lou Nuzzo 1
2015 Understanding and Promoting Forgiveness and Reconciliation Everett Worthington 1.5
2015 The Danger of Closed Minds, and How to Avoid Them Greg Mitchell 1.5
2015 Spirituality and Religion in Divorce Settlements I was the instructor. 1.5
2015 Managing Cases Where a Parent Has An Affair Deb Nackman 1
2015 Employee Benefits Keith Lindahl, CPA 1
2015 Delving into the Heart of Conflict Burr, Herrick, Smollar 1.5
2015 Creativity and Integrity in Family Mediation (APFM Conference) I was the instructor. 1.5
2015 Collaborative Divorce as a Developmental Experience (IACP Annual Forum) Barbara Burr, Lisa Herrick 4
2015 Collaborative Divorce as a Developmental Exp I was the instructor. 3
2015 Affirmation of Core Collaborative Principles Lynn Fletcher 1
2014 Virginia Mediation Network Fall Conference Various 5
2014 Transformative Mediation Sandra Wang, Jeffrey Blum 1.5
2014 Thomas-Kilmann Model Smollar, Burr, Herrick 1.5
2014 The Seven Structural Elements of Successful Marriages I was the instructor. 1.5
2014 Plenary Session at Academy of Professional Family Mediators Fall Conference Forrest Mosten 1.5
2014 Mediation and Our Spiritual Journeys in a Material World (APFM Fall Conference) I was the instructor 1.5
2014 Mediating Prenups & Postnups Kate Bar-Tur, Deborah Wayne 1.5
2014 Family Law Reform Conference Various 9
2014 Creative Mediation inside and Outside of the Legal Framework (APFM Conference) I was the instructor 3
2014 Creative Divorce Settlements (VMN Fall Conference) I was the instructor 1.5
2014 Brainstorming - What Succeeds and What Fails Carl Mitlehner, Robin Taub 1.5
2013 ”Gray” Divorces D\'Ari, Pendzich, Szpanka 1
2013 Working With Substance Abusing Clients Jan Beauregard 1.5
2013 Virginia Mediation Network Fall Conference Various 5
2013 Tracing Separate Property McHugh & Moher 1
2013 Family Law Seminar Fairfax Bar Association 3
2013 Everything You Wanted to Know About Divorce and Tax - 1
2013 Ethics in Collaborative Practice & Mediation Fairfax Bar Association 2
2013 Divorce Research About Children Lisa Herrick 1
2013 Collaborative Conversations About Support Smollar & D\'Ari 1
2013 Client Self-Determination and Standards of Practice I was the instructor. 2
2013 Breaking Down Barriers Between Family Mediators of Different Professions I was the instructor 1.5
2013 Academy of Professional Family Mediators Annual Conference Various APFM Mediators 8.5
2012 Mixed Orientation Couples in Collaborative Divorce McHugh & Brooks 1
2011 VMN Fall Seminar Workshop on Mediation Practice I was instructor 1.5
2011 Ethics of Negotiating in Mediation Spahn & McCammon 2
2010 Family Law Seminar VTLA 6
1989 George Mason University Alternative Disputes Resolution I was instructor 30
1987 George Mason Law School Alternative Disputes Resolution I was instructor 30
1982 Academy of Family Mediators Training I was instructor 120
1981 Family Mediation Association Training I was instructor 120
1980 Basic Mediation Training O.J. Coogler 40
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