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Sara Schuler, (Lawyer)

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   3955 Chain Bridge Rd., Second Floor
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  sschuler@schulerfamilylaw.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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Sara Schuler, (Lawyer)

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Sara Leiner Schuler is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Family Law, on the Top 50 Women list, and on the Top 100 Lawyers list, and as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in Family Law. She was also recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Lawyer, as well as by Virginia Business Legal Elite. She is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV), Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP), International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Virginia Bar Association (VBA), Virginia State Bar (VSB), Fairfax County Bar Association (FBA), Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), and Virginia Women Attorneys Association (VWAA). Sara Leiner Schuler practices collaborative law, a voluntary team-based process in which a couple chooses to divorce without litigation, to best meet the needs of both parties and any children involved. Sara concentrates her practice on Northern Virginia divorce and family law, specifically in the areas of child custody, prenuptial agreements, child support, divorce and post-divorce matters. With experience in both traditional and collaborative methods of resolving family law matters, Sara determines which approach is best for each individual client and his or her family.

Collaborative Practice Group Membership


Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia

Collaborative Services


Sara Leiner Schuler practices collaborative law, a voluntary team-based process in which a couple chooses to divorce without litigation, to best meet the needs of both parties and any children involved. Sara concentrates her practice on Northern Virginia divorce and family law, specifically in the areas of child custody, prenuptial agreements, child support, divorce and post-divorce matters. With experience in both traditional and collaborative methods of resolving family law matters, Sara determines which approach is best for each individual client and his or her family.

Education


Licenses


Member of Virginia State Bar ,J.D.

Professional Activities


CURRENT:
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Virginia Collaborative Professionals
Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (Board Member)
Fairfax Bar Association (Family Law Section)
Virginia Bar Association (Family Law Section)
Virginia Womens Attorneys Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

PRIOR:
Fairfax Bar Association Conciliation Committee
D.C. Bar
Arlington Bar Association (Board Member)

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
2011 Collaborative Divorce Three-Day Team Training Trainers: Dillina Stickley, J.D., Michael McHugh, J.D. Lonnie Broussard, C.F.P, C.D.F.A; Adele D'Ari, Ed.D; Lisa Herrick, Ph.D; Paul Smollar, J.D.; Anne Jan White, J.D. 20
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
2003 Mediation Training Emory University Law School 30
Additional 15 hours Intermediate/ Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative, or basic professional coach training
2015 Working with Families with Special Needs Lou Nuzzo, Esq. 1.5
2015 Collaborative Premarital Agreements Michael McHugh, Esq. 1.5
2015 Collaborative Law Luncheon CPNV Attorneys 1.5
2015 Collaborative Law Attorney Forum: Open discussion of legal issues Lynn Fletcher 1.5
2015 CPNV Luncheon: Legal issues in Collaborative Law CPNV Attorneys 1.5
2014 Collaborative Law Attorney Forum various 1.5
2014 Collaborative Law Attorney Forum Various 1.5
2014 Collaborative Law Attorney Forum CPNV Attorneys 1.5
2014 CPNV Forum various 1.5
2013 Collaborative Law Luncheon Various 2.0
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
2022 “Collaborative Clients: When kumbaya is not enough.” Barbara Burr, Esq. 1.5
2022 Transitioning Clients in Collaborative Divorce Michael McHugh, Esq. and Teresa Cole, Esq. 1.5
2022 Targeted Tools to Resolve Complex Collaborative Impasses Carl Mitlehner, CFP®, Sue Soler, LCSW, and Jennifer Bradley, JD 1.5
2022 Divorcing your spouse, but staying married to Uncle Sam Sarah Avila, CFP®, CDFA® 1.5
2021 Virginia's Uniform Collaborative Law Act: What it Means for Your Collaborative Practice Jennifer A. Bradley, JD, Anne (Jan) W. White, JD, and Karen L. Keyes, JD 1.5
2021 Transform Them Jonathan Foust, MA, CSA 1.5
2021 SHOULD VIRGINIA CREATE A LEGAL PRESUMPTION OF SHARED CUSTODY? Adele D’Ari, Ph.D., Lisa Herrick, Ph.D., and Jennifer Bradley, Esq. 1.5
2021 HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS: STRATEGIES FOR STREAMLINING COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE CPNV: Jennifer Bradley, Esq., Lynn Fetcher, Esq., Natalie Goldberg, LCSW, Jane Ochsman Rowny, CPA, CDFA 1.5
2021 ADULT ADHD IN COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE: A POWERFUL, UNDER-RECOGNIZED X FACTOR Kate Scharff, Psychotherapist 1.5
2020 “The New Normal” Lisa Herrick and Natalie Goldberg 1.5
2020 Prenups, the Collaborative Way Michael McHugh and Lynn Fletcher 1.5
2020 Disclosure? Distraction? Denial? Dunno. Addressing Full Disclosure of Ambiguous Adultery in Collaborative Divorce Steve Goldman, Esq. and David Ginsberg, Esq 1.5
2020 DCACP during COVID-19: Impacts and Opportunities Lisa Herrick, Ph.D., Sue Soler, LCSW, Natalie Goldberg, LCSW, Grant Moher, J.D. and Jennifer Bradley, J.D. 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 UCLA Coming to Virginia Soon?! Karen Keyes and Teresa Cole 1.5
2019 The Space Between: The Richness of Our Work With Clients Before and After and In Between Team Meetings Adele D’Ari, Paul Smoller 1.5
2019 Parent Child Contact Problems and applying collaborative principles Patrice Garver and Lynn Hawkins 1.5
2019 Overview of common pitfalls and best practice for drafting real estate provisions Molly Craig 1.5
2019 Collaborative Boot Camp: An Experiential Day of Refining Skills and Deepening Team Cohesion (12th 11-11-19) Barbara Burr, JD & Lisa Herrick, PhD 5.5
2019 A Collaborative Case Study Jennifer Bradley, Lynn Fletcher and Lisa Herrick 1.5
2018 Working Creatively with Conflict Debbie Beach, LCSW; Patrice Garver, PhD; and Debbie Nackman, PhD 1.5
2018 UCLA Panel: What’s In It For Me? (11th VaCP) 11-12-18 Del. David Toscano; Robert Merlin, PA; Teresa Cole, JD; and Cathleen Rea, PhD 1.25
2018 Tools to Understand your Divorcing Client's Money Personality Erika Schleifman 1.5
2018 Support Redux: Navigating the New Tax Laws and the Emotional Challenges They Create for Spouses (and Teams) (11th VaCP) 11-12-18 Sanford Cassel, PhD; Frank Morrison, JD; Gigi Robson, CPA, CDFA; and Paul Smollar, JD 3.25
2018 Creative “Out-of-Court’ Process Options: How to Keep Our Work Effective and Ethical? Debbie May, Sue Soler , Suzy Eckstein 1.5
2018 And They Lived Happily Ever After… Carol Miller, Ph.D.; J. Christopher Brown, Jr., CFP; Elizabeth L. Gray, Esq.; Steve Metzler 1.5
2017 Growing Marketing Efforts Larry Rockwell 1.5
2017 General Marketing Principals Larry Rockwell of LTR Marketing Solutions 1.5
2017 Divorce OptionsTM Rona Hitlin-Mason, Cherise Loy, and Charlie Rowan 1.5
2016 What to Share with Collaborative Clients: Experience and Connections Among the Professionals Karen Keyes, Hayden Lee, Jennifer Bradley 1.5
2016 The Power of Empathy in Conflict Resolution Charlie Rowan 1.5
2016 Gray Divorce Elizabeth Pendzich, Mary Szpanka and Adele D'ARi 1.5
2016 CPNV Round Table Discussion Grant Moher and Phyllis Palombi 1.5
2015 Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virgina New Member Forum: Financial Planning and Family Therapy J. Christopher Brown, Margie Hofbert, Phyllis Palombi 1.5
2015 Collaborative Law Luncheon Various 1.5
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