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Carolyn Grimes, (Lawyer)

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   500 Montgomery Street,Suite 575
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  cgrimes@oldtownlawyers.com
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Education


Degree Institution Year

Licenses


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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Carolyn Grimes, (Lawyer)

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My approach to family law issues is as a problem solver. The collaborative process is based on creative, safe, problem solving and is an excellent way to resolve issues in all settings, including family law issues.

Collaborative Practice Group Membership


Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia

Collaborative Services


I have been involved with Collaborative Law for many years and quite frankly, it is a welcome change from litigating cases, which is an inefficient way of problem solving. Although I still litigate, I do strongly encourage clients to consider the collaborative process as a way to resolve their issues.

Education


Licenses


Virgina State Bar, 1991 ,J.D.

Professional Activities


CURRENT:
Chair, Beat The Odds Scholarship Program for the Alexandria Bar Assn 2004-current;
President, Board of Directors, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 2003-current
Virginia State Bar Committee on Fee Dispute Resolution, Alexandria Panel Chair, 2004-current

PRIOR:
President, Alexandria Bar Association 2004-2005 (President Elect, Treasurer in prior years)
Virginia Bar Association Community Service Executive Committee, 2003-07
2006 Virginia State Bar Local Bar Leader of the Year
2001 LSNV Pro Bono Attorney Award
Named to Super Lawyers annually 2007-2021
2008, 2013, 2018 named on of Virginia's Legal Elite
2015-16 Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyer
2014-21 Best Lawyers. US News & World Report
Numerous CLE lectures on family law topics, especially retirement benefits issues
2011 Virginia Leaders in the Law honoree

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
2003 Basic Collaborative Law Training Palliser Conflict Resolution,Inc 16
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
2010 Mediation and Interest Based Negotiation CPTI 30
Additional 15 hours Intermediate/ Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative, or basic professional coach training
2013 Everything You Wanted to Know about Divorce Tax CPNV 1
2012 Advanced Training, Unique Approaches in Collaborative Law CDRP 6
2006 Intermediate Training Intermediate Training 8
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
2022 Divorcing your spouse, but staying married to Uncle Sam CPNV 1.5
2022 Collaborative Clients: When Kumbaya is not Enough CPNV 1.5
2022 A Parent’s Mental Illness Should Not Prevent a Successful Parenting Plan CPNV Garver Smith 1.5
2021 VA Uniform Collaborative Act CPNV 1.5
2021 Understanding Domestic Violence and the Challenges in Getting It Right CPNV 1.5
2021 Should Virginia Create a Presumption of Shared Physical Custody? CPNV 1.5
2021 ADULT ADHD IN COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE: A POWERFUL, UNDER-RECOGNIZED X FACTOR Kate Scharff, Psychotherapist, CPNV 1.5
2020 The Psychological and Ethical Dimensions of Collaborative Practice David A. Hoffman, Collaborative Attorney & Mediator 6
2020 My client is recently sober: integrating substance abuse into pareting plan CPNV 1.5
2020 Cash, Covid, and Collaboration: Financial considerations for assisting your clients Jordan Egert and Jane Ochsman Rowny 1.5
2019 What's IACP Got To Do With It? Chris Farish, JD .5
2019 Intermediate/Advanced Collaborative Boot Camp Barbara Burr, JD & Lisa Herrick, PhD 5.5
2018 What High Earning Professionals do Differently Sylvia Gairibaldi 1
2018 Diversity & Collaborative Practice Reynolds 1
2018 Creating Success for Large Practice Groups Fancher, Evans, Piff 1
2018 Civil CP in search of the Tipping Point Zeytoonian 1
2017 Creating the Conditions for Growth Scharff/Herrick 6
2016 Public Education Outreach for Practice Groups Robbins/Fancher/Trigg 1
2016 Practice Group Development Managing Difficult Conversations Cheek/Rosenbaum/Throm 1
2016 Integrating Financial Professionals into Your Practice Group Burge/Daigle/Richardson 1
2016 Creating & Implementing Access to Collaborative Program Hirsch/O'Keefe 1
2016 Counseling Clients through Bad News Aaron 4
2014 Breaking Down Barriers to Support CPTI 6
2013 Collaborative Ethics CPNV 3
2010 Team Training CPTI 21
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