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Cheryl Watson Smith, (Lawyer/Mediator)

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   5440 Peters Creek Road, Ste 104
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  cws@cwsmithpc.com
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Education


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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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Cheryl Watson Smith, (Lawyer/Mediator)

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After nearly 20 years as a divorce litigator, I welcome the opportunity to provide to families in Roanoke, the surrounding counties and throughout Southwest Virginia the opportunity to make informed, respectful decisions for restructuring their family, their finances and their futures without contentious court battles by using mediation or the Collaborative Divorce Process.

Collaborative Practice Group Membership


Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Roanoke

Southwest Virginia Collaborative Divorce Professionals

Collaborative Services


If you or someone you know has prayerfully concluded that separation or divorce may be inevitable, yet are seeking a respectful alternative to expensive divorce or custody litigation, then consider the mediation or the Collaborative Divorce Process. In the Collaborative Divorce Process the trained legal, mental health and financial professionals work as a team to support and assist their clients to seek and reach resolutions that consider the individual's and their family's needs and interests for the short term and the long term. I am deeply committed to offering the Collaborative Divorce Process to assist clients in making informed, cooperative decisions about their future.

Education


Licenses


Virginia State Bar
Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia ,J.D.

Professional Activities


CURRENT:
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Roanoke
Virginia Collaborative Professionals - Member Services Committee chair
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Roanoke City Bar Association
Virginia State Bar Family Law Section & Joint ADR Committee
Southwest Virginia Collaborative Divorce Professionals

PRIOR:
Roanoke Valley Family Law Bar Association (Secretary 1994-1996; President 1997)
Virginia Bar Association -Domestic Relations Council (Secretary, 2003; Vice-Chair 2004, 2005)
Virginia State Bar- Family Law Board of Governors 2003-2006, Family Law Section, Joint ADR
Virginia Women's Attorney Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Resolution of Fee Disputes

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
2004 Initial Collaborative Law Training Session R. Bradley Hunter & David Cater 13
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
2000 Multi-Party Mediation Community Mediation Center 16
1995 Divorce & Mediation Training Conflict Resolution Center 23
Additional 15 hours Intermediate/ Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative, or basic professional coach training
2009 2nd Annual VaCP Conference Fauss/ Mitlehner/ Herrick 4
2008 The Collaborative Process: Negotiation Skills, Team Communication, and Ethical Issues Karen Keyes, Moderator 4
2008 Intermediate Collaborative Training Frank Morrison & Rachel Rust 2
2008 Collaborative with a Capital C Kimberly Fauss & Andrea Stiles 1.5
2007 More Resources for Practicing Collaboratively Miranda Breit & Lisa Schenkel 2
2005 Collaborative Family Law Ethics: How to be a Zealous Advocate for Your Client in a New & Exciting Process Frank Morrison, Rachael Rust & Lisa Schenkel 2
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
2020 Trust & Communication David Hoffman 1
2020 Overcoming Resistance to Collaborative Practice CDPR: I was instructor 1
2020 Managing the Negotiation Within: The Internal Family Systems Model David Hoffman 1
2020 Empathy, Vulnerability & Equilibrium CDPR: Facilitators - Cheryl Watson Smith, JD & Lisa Teegarden-Cabay, PhD 2.5
2020 Collaborative During Coronoavirus: Challenges and Opportunities FACP Webinar 1
2020 Attracting Clients By Boosting Your Online Presence CDPR: IACP Webinar 1
2019 What's IACP Got To Do With It? Chris Farish, JD .5
2019 Research Informed Parenting Plans CDPR: Heather Clifft 1.5
2019 Promoting Your Collaborative Practice CDPR: Joryn Jenkins, JD 1
2019 Mediate To Learn Dispute Resolution Services 2
2019 It all Comes Back to Quality Dispute Resolution Services 2
2019 Exploring Our Own Invisible Suitcases by Digging Deeper Through Art Therapy CDPR: Heather Clifft, LPC & Susan Witt, LCSW 1
2019 Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Standards & Ethics (but were afraid to ask) IACP Masterclass webinar 1
2019 Creating Child-Focused Parenting Plans CDPR: Heather Clifft 1
2019 Collaborative Boot Camp: An Experiential Day of Refining Skills and Deepening Team Cohesion Barbara Burr, JD & Lisa Herrick, PhD 5.5
2019 An Exploration of the Evolution, Power & Potential of the Paradigm Shift IACP webinar 1
2019 An Exploration of the Evolution, Power & Potential of the Paradigm Shift IACP webinar 1
2019 7 Keys to Success: What no one told you about Growing your Collaborative Practice IACP webinar 1
2018 VA Legislative and Case Law Update Christopher Macturk, JD 1
2018 UCLA Panel: What’s In It For Me? Del. David Toscano; Robert Merlin, PA; Teresa Cole, JD; and Cathleen Rea, PhD 1.25
2018 Support Redux: Navigating the New Tax Laws and the Emotional Challenges They Create for Spouses (and Teams) Sanford Cassel, PhD; Frank Morrison, JD; Gigi Robson, CPA, CDFA; and Paul Smollar, JD 3.25
2018 Parenting Plans: More Than Dates on a Calendar Sanford Cassel, Hon. Frank W. Rogers, III, Kristen Konrad Johnstone, Cheryl Watson Smith, & Thomas P. Walk 3.5
2018 ABLE & Special Needs Trusts CDPR: Mark W. Dellinger, Attorney 1
2017 Professionals Prepare for Starting a Collaborative Team CDPR: Susan Witt, LCSW & Cheryl Watson Smith, JD 1
2017 Preparing Our Clients Emotionally for the First 4-Way Meeting CDPR: Kathleeb Bagby LCSW & Susan Witt, LCSW 1
2017 How Shadow Advisors Help or Hurt your Collaborative Cases CDPR: Cheryl Watson Smith & Tom Walk 1
2017 Divorcing the Wealthy AAML- VA chapter 6
2017 Creating Condtions for Growth Lisa Herrick, PhD & Kate Scharff, MSW 6
2016 Sharing Information Prior to the Execution of the Collaborative Participation Agreement CDPR: Susan Witt, LCSW, Tom Walk, JD, David Nixon, JD, & Cheryl Smith, JD 1
2016 Learning From the Masters CDPR: Tom Walk, JD 1
2016 Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Two-Day Team Training CPTI: I was the Instructor 15
2016 Integrity: Using Purpose & Values to Become a Better Professional & Collaborative Practitioner CDPR: J. Kim Wright, JD 4
2016 Increasing Awareness of Cognitive Bias in Decision Making CDPR: Jeannie Berger, PhD 1
2016 Getting Started with Your First Case, Connecting with Practice Group, and Practice Protocols CDPR: David Nixon, JD 1
2016 From Me to We: The Paradigm Shift in Collaborative Practice CDPR - Thomas Walk, JD & Susan Witt, LCSW 1
2016 Explaining the Collaborative Process & Getting Collaborative Cases CDPR: Vicki Wiese, JD 1
2016 Drawing Our Collaborative Team Together CPDR: Susan Witt, LCSW 1
2016 Collaboration 6-3-5: The Write Way for Introverts? CDPR: Tom Walk, JD 1
2016 Client Science for Collaborative Professionals: Client Interviewing and Decision-Making Through Bad News and Other Legal Realities Professor Marjorie C. Aaron 6.5
2016 2016 Abingdon Solo Practitioner-Small Firm and Bench-Bar Conference I was one of the instructors. 6
2015 When Clients and the Team Collide: Whose Case is it Anyway? IACP Forum: Karen Levitt, JD and Gina Arons, PsyD 1.5
2015 The Times They Are A Changin' VBA 1.5
2015 The Financial Neutral's Role in Bringing Clients to Agreement Readiness IACP Forum: Cathleen Collinsworth,CDFA, MAFF & Carol Hughes, PhD, LMFT 1.5
2015 Spousal Support Update 2015 Kelly Hite & David Ginsberg -VA CLE 2
2015 Sherlock Holmes, Escher, Bach: Authentic Presence & the Art of Seeing IACP Forum: Shasha Porter, LICSW and Adriana Galimberti-Rennie, AFBPsS 1.5
2015 Legislative and Case Law Update Christopher Macturk, JD 1
2015 Lawyering With Planned Early Negotiations: How To Get Good Results For Clients and Succeed VBA 1.5
2015 Information Security and Perry Mason Goes Digital: What All Collaborative Professionals Need to Know about Electronic Evidence Sharon Nelson, Esq. and John Simek 2.25
2015 Framing Your Case For Mediation VBA 1
2015 Ethics Cafe for Advanced Practitioners IACP forum 1.5
2015 Effectively Using Visual Aids in Collaboration CDPR: Tom Walk 1
2015 Cooperative Divorce Process vs. Collaborative Divorce Process CDPR - David Nixon 1
2015 Building Your Collaborative Practice Mike Fancher 2.75
2015 Behavioral Economics: Helping Your Clients Project into the Future IACP Forum: Elaine Chan, PhD, CFP, CDFA 1.5
2015 21st Century Power: Principles, Practices and Positive Social Changes Stu Webb 1
2014 What the Heck is an Orientation Session Conflict Resolution Center 2
2014 Understanding Attachment Styles and its Application in Collaborative Divorce Cases Yuval Berger MSW, RSW and Lisa Alexander, B.A. LL.B 7
2014 Personality Disorders & Impact on the Collaborative Process CDPR: Kathleen Bagby, LCSW 1
2014 Impact of Culture on Negotiations Dr. Jayne Doherty 1
2014 Growing Our Practice by Figuring Out What We Want CDPR - Thomas Walk 1
2014 Essential Ingredients in Developing Rapport with a Collaborative Law Client CPR - Susan Witt 0.75
2014 Emotional Aspects of a Difficult Collaborative Case CDPR- Susan Witt, David Nixon & Jennings Bird 1
2014 Challenging Ethical Questions in Negotiation: Informed Consent and Disclosures for Advocates and Neutrals Kimberly Fauss & Frank Morrison 1
2014 Breaking Down Barriers to Support I was the instructor & David Nixon - CDPR 1
2014 Breaking Down Barriers to Support CPTI 6
2014 30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills Training CPTI- I was the Instructor 30
2014 3-Day Collaborative Divorce Team Training CPTI: I was the Instructor 20.5
2013 Three-Day Collaborative Divorce Team Training CPTI: I was one of the instructors 21
2013 State of the Family: The Divorcing Brain University of Richmond School of Law 10
2013 Selling Collaboration to our Clients CPR - David Nixon 0.75
2013 Self-Determination and Impartiality CRC 2
2013 Powerful Non-Defensive Communication for Conflict Resolution Professionals, Attorney's, Collaborative Law, & Human Resource Professionals Sharon Strand Ellison 6
2013 Overcoming Barriers to Settlement Nina Meierding 7
2013 Organizing Collaborative Professional Teams & Working Effectively Together I was instructor 0.75
2013 Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Practice Maurice Fisher & Susan Witt 3
2013 Jumpstarting Your Collaborative Practice I was instructor 0.75
2013 Ethical Dilemmas for Mediators VMN - Lawrie Parker 2
2013 Dealing with Digital Communication & Communicators in Collaborative Divorce CPR - Tom Walk, Jr. 0.75
2013 Advocacy in Mediation VWAA 1
2012 Updates on Collaborative Protocols Paul Smollar, Jan White & Susan M. Butler 1.5
2012 Talking about Collaborative Practice CPR - Tom Walk, Jr. 0.5
2012 Roadblocks to Financial Resolutions in Collaborative Cases Debora E. May, Gigi Robson & Lonnie Broussard 1
2012 Mediation Ethics Mediation Center of Charlottesville 2
2012 Mediation Bloopers & Follies Mediation Center of Charlottesville 3
2012 Maximizing the Value of Mental Health Professionals in Collaborative Cases CPR: Susan Witt, Tom Walk, Jr. & Cheryl Smith 0.5
2012 Maximizing the Benefits of the Financial Neutral Adam Morgan & Pamela Williams 0.5
2012 Mars & Venus in Collaboration: Gender Based Communication Styles CPR: Maurice Fisher & Angie Stroop 0.5
2012 Know Thyself Mediation Center of Charlottesville 3
2012 Jumpstarting Your Collaborative Practice Kimberly Fauss, Marcy Jones & Cheryl Watson Smith 4.5
2012 Impact of Team Dynamics on Collaborative Case Process & Outcome Maurice Fisher & Susan Witt 0.5
2012 Disadvantages of Collaborative Divorce Process Tom Walk 0.5
2012 Challenges in the Collaborative Process Dana Cogan, Marie Donlan & Viola Vaughan-Eden 2
2012 3-Day Collaborative Divorce Training - AOC Maryland CPTI- I was instructor 20
2011 You & the Law Series CPR - I was presenter 1.5
2011 This is Your Brain on Conflict CRC 2
2011 Spotting when the Heat is On: Nonverbal Language of Conflict Chris Seaton 2
2011 Preventing Real Property Pitfalls in Divorce: Whether the House is Kept or Sold Kelly Lise Murray 2
2011 Navigating Emotional Currents: Delving Beneath the Surface of the Collaborative Process CPTI: Lisa Herrick & Kate Scharff 3
2011 Having Productive Difficult Conversations VaCLE 2.5
2011 Dealing with Extremes In the Collaborative Process: What and What To Do? Cheryl Watson Smith, Susan Witt, Maurice Fisher, Terry Hess 2
2011 Collaborative Presentation for Society for Human Resource Management I was instructor 2
2011 Collaborative Presentation for Carilion Psychiatric Residents I was instructor 2
2011 Collaborative Divorce and the Role of the Financial Neutral, NACVA I was instructor 2
2011 Collaborative Divorce Law Practice for VSCSW Luncheon CPR – Cheryl Watson Smith, Susan Witt & Kathleen Bagby 2
2011 Become A Better Listener CRC 2
2011 Assertive Communication CRC 2
2011 30-Hr. Interest-Based Negotiation & Skills Training for the Collaborative Practitioner I was instructor 30
2011 3-Day Collaborative Divorce Training - AOC Maryland CPTI- I was instructor 20
2010 The Art of the Question: Facilitation & the Zen Concept of Leading from Behind IACP Forum: Chip Rose, JD 3.25
2010 Strengthening the Interdisciplinary Team; Deepening Skills to Advance Collaborative Work IACP Pre-Forum 6
2010 Special Needs Planning: Handling the Special Needs Divorce IACP Forum: Margaret Herzog, PhD, Judith Poller, JD, Michelle Smith, CFP 1.5
2010 Public Education Seminars (Roanoke & Abingdon) CPR - I was a presenter 6
2010 Practicing Zealous Advocacy by Using Effective Non-Adversarial Negotiation Morrison, Stickley, Schenkel, Yoder 3
2010 Moving & Shaking the Movers & Shakers in Your Community About Collaborative Practice IACP Forum: Kevin Fuller, JD & Elizabeth Ferris 1.5
2010 Interest Based Negotiation and Mediation Skills for Collaborative Professionals CPTI - I was instructor 15
2010 Interest Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills for Collaborative Professionals CPTI - I was instructor 23
2010 Employee Assistance Program Association Lead Trainer: Kimberly Fauss - I was an instructor 1.5
2010 Collaborative Divorce Team Training CPTI - I was instructor 21
2009 VMN Spring Conference (Mediation) Paula Young/ John Lande 3.5
2009 Reframing the Frame for Mediation Nancy Love 1.5
2009 Jumpstart your Collaborative Pratice CPTI: Fauss, Robbins, Smoller 2
2009 Interest Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills for Collaborative Professionals Rubin, Morrison, Schenkel - I was instructor 30
2009 Fitting the Forum to the Fuss: Helping Clients Choose Mediation, Collaborative Process or Cooperative Practice John Lande 1.5
2009 Family Centered Mediation Skills Training for Collaborative Professionals I was instructor 27
2009 Emotional Dynamics of Collaborative Divorce CPTI: D’Ari, Hembree & Herrick 2
2009 Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training CPTI - I was instructor 22
2009 Asserting the Authorized Practice of Mediation Paradigm in UPL Proceeding Paula Young 2
2008 Training for Collaborative Trainers Rick Shields 18
2008 Tools for Moving Through Impasse CRC/ Margaret Beazley 2
2008 Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training CDTT 19
2008 Basic Training in Collaborative Process & Practice Blue Ridge Legal Services - I was Instructor 12
2008 Basic Training in Collaborative Practice & Process I was instructor 12
2007 Conflict Resolution Training Elizabeth M. Jenkins 2
2005 Spring Conference VA Mediation Network 6
2005 Mediator Ethics Training CRC 2
2005 Dealing with Difficult People CRC 2
2005 Civil Litigation, Construction & Public Contracts Law Sections & Joint Committee on ADR: Arbitration: A Welcome ADR Compromise or an Unwelcome Guest? VBA 1.5
2005 Basic Collaborative Law Training Janis Pritchard & R. Bradley Hunter 13
2005 Arbitration/Mediation Training VA CLE 1.5
2005 A New ADR Model for 21st Century: An Introduction to the Collaborative Law Process (June 2005) VA ADR / VSB 1.5
2005 A New ADR Model for 21st Century: An Introduction to the Collaborative Law Process (January 2005) VA ADR & VSB - Family Law Section 1.5
2004 Power Imbalance - Mediator Ethics CRC 6
2004 Mediating Equitable Distribution (September 2004) CRC - I was instructor 3
2004 Mediating Equitable Distribution (April 2004) CRC - I was instructor 4
2004 Family Law Mediation Trainer CRC 6.5
2003 Successful Mediation McCammon Group 2
2003 Spring Conference Virginia Mediation Network 5
2003 Mediation in Virginia Roanoke Bar Association 0.5
2002 The Family, The Professional, & Custody Issues: Remaining Thoughtful in the Face of Strong Emotions UVA Health Systems - UnderFives Study Center 4
2002 Binding Agreements CRC - I was instructor 2
2001 When Clients Drive You Crazy Lewis-Gale Clinic - I was Instructor 3
2001 Recent Changes Affecting Family Mediation CRC 2
2001 15th Fall Training Conference Virginia Mediation Network 11
2000 Resolution of Fee Dispute VA State Bar 3.5
2000 Advocacy in Mediation McCammon Group 3.5
1999 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution McCammon Group 1
1999 Mediator Ethics CRC 2
1998 Memorandum Writing & Related Unauthorized Practice of Law/Dual Representation Issues in Mediation McCammon Group 5
1998 Family Mediation at the End of the Millennium McCammon Group 4
1998 Arbitration/Mediation Training Roanoke Bar Association 0.5
1997 Advocacy in Mediation VA CLE - I was Instructor 2
1996 Fee Dispute Arbitration VA State Bar 4.5
1996 Domestic Violence Screening (Mediation) CRC 4
1995 Writing the Family Mediation Agreement I was instructor 2
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