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Karen Keyes, (Lawyer)

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   2311 Wilson Blvd., Suite 625
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  kkeyes@arlingtoncollaborativelaw.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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Karen Keyes, (Lawyer)

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My vision is to assist clients with reaching a quality settlement agreement which addresses the best interests of the children and the financial needs of the parties and focuses on the future instead of the past. This agreement can be achieved without court intervention. A goal is to minimize the emotional and financial cost to parties and their family members while preserving assets and/or restoring positive relations between parties and family members.

Collaborative Practice Group Membership


Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia

Collaborative Services


I subscribe to the belief that family members can best be served if domestic relations issues can be resolved outside of litigation through a mutually agreeable settlement in an amicable and transparent process that empowers all parties involved.

Education


Licenses


Virginia Licensed Attorney and Certified Mediator (Advanced Family Level) Supreme Court of Virginia
District of Columbia Licensed Attorney

ADDITIONAL TRAINING:

Virginia Supreme Court Guardian Ad Litem Course, Fairfax, VA (1997);
"Advanced Family Mediation Skills (Non-Divorce)," Community Mediation Center, Harrisonburg, VA (1996);
"Divorce Mediation for Attorneys," Arlington County Bar Association, Arlington, VA (1994);
"Dealing with Issues of Spousal Abuse," Academy of Family Mediators, Washington, DC (1993);
"Domestic Conflict Containment Program," Behavioral Science Associates, Beaufort, SC (1986);
"Divorce & Family Mediation," Haynes Mediation Training, Washington, DC (1986); and
Numerous Continuing Legal Education and Alternative Dispute Resolution Courses. ,J.D.

Professional Activities


CURRENT:
Virginia Collaborative Professionals Council Member, (2018 - Present)
Liaison, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, (2018 to Present)
Virginia Women Attorneys Association:Northern Virginia Chapter Member, (1991 to present)
Virginia State Bar, (04/1991 to present)
Virginia Bar Association, (11/2000 to present)
Virginia Mediation Network, (1995 to present)
Fairfax Bar Association: Member, (1991 to present), Family Law Section, (1991 to present)
Selected by peers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America and US New and World Reports Best Lawyer and Best Law Firms, (2015 to present)
Global Partner Rep. VaCP to International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2019 - present

PRIOR:
DCACP (D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals) in the areas of Collaborative Law/Family Law and Family Law Mediation; Executive Board Member, (2013-2015)
Past Chair, Virginia Collaborative Professionals
Past Co-Chair, CPNV (Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia)
Virginia Alternative Dispute Resolution Joint Committee, Council Chair, (2004-2005)
Substitute Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Commissioner in Chancery, (1997-2005), Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Arlington, Virginia
Arlington Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors, (1997-1999)
Virginia Coalition on Family Law Legislation, (09/1996-09/1998)
Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution, George Mason University School of Law, (1996-1997)
Virginia Women Attorneys Association: Northern Virginia Chapter, Past- President, (1996-1997)
Arlington County Bar Association: Chair, Family Law Section, (1995-1997)
Public Service Committee and Public Relations Committee

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
2004 Mediation Training see professional license information 150
Additional 15 hours Intermediate/ Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative, or basic professional coach training
2007 Collaborative Process: What is it and how is it complimentary to mediation? I was instructor 1
2006 Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training Webb and Ousky 6
2005 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Palliser Conflict Resolution, Inc. 8
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
2022 A Parent’s Mental Illness Should Not Prevent a Successful Parenting Plan CPNV: Stephanie Smith, JD, and Patrice Garver, MHP 1.5
2021 Understanding Domestic Violence and the Challenges in Getting It Right CPNV: Viola Vaughan-Eden, PhD, MJ, LCSW 1.5
2021 Transform Them CPNV: Jonathan Foust, MA, CSA 1.5
2021 The Flexible Potential of the Child Specialist Role CPNV 1.5
2021 Strategies for Streamlining Collaborative Practice CPNV 1.5
2021 Pragmatic Strategies to Assist When Working Through Resistance CPNV 1.5
2021 Maximizing the Role of a Financial Neutral in Unprecedented Times (14th VaCP) Jane Rowny, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, Jamie Blum, CPA, CDFA®, & Jordan Egert, CPA, CFE, CDFA® 2
2021 Collaborative Practice Consultation and Study Group Forrest Mosten and Ron Ousky 13.5
2021 Changes, Practical Applications and Issues now that the UCLA Statute has been Enacted (14th VaCP) I was presenter with Teresa Cole, JD & Cheryl Smith, JD 1.25
2021 Advanced Legal Research with Fastcase Virginia State Bar 1.0
2021 A Deeper Dive into the Role of the Child Specialist (14th VaCP) Natalie Goldberg, LCSW & Lisa Herrick, PhD 2.75
2021 A Deep Dive Into the Financial Neutral Roles Debbie May and Robin Taub 1.5
2020 What does IACP have to do with it? IACP 1.0
2020 Understanding Divorce and Bankruptcy During COVID-19 Wade Grimes et al 1.0
2020 The Psychological and Ethical Dimensions of Collaborative Practice David A. Hoffman, Collaborative Attorney & Mediator 6
2020 The New Normal, Logistics, Practice & Process, and Reflection DCACP 1.0
2020 Safe Harbors & Calm Seas: Navigating Risks in Law Practice CAN 2.0
2020 Online Family Mediation Training, Mediate.com Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, and Michael Aurit 20.0
2020 ODR in the Era of COVID-19: Experts answer your questions David Larson, Colin Rule, Amy Schmitz 1.0
2020 Implicit Bias – How to deal effectively with Racism, Sexism, and other forms of Bigotry David Hoffman 2.0
2020 IACP Forum IACP 1.0
2020 Ethics Privacy and Confidentiality in Distance Mediation, Dispute Resolution Services Mandy Sarkissian 1.0
2020 Ethics Michael West, Virginia Mediator Ethics 2.0
2020 Divorce Professionals' Guide to Working at Home: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices IACP 1.0
2020 DR Chat during COVID-19: use of DocuSign, notary, circuit court update - 1.0
2020 DR Chat during COVID-19: Winship tower and others on meeting remotely with clients in mediation and otherwise VBA 1.0
2020 COVID-19: Impacts and Opportunities, emotional, legal, process, and substantive issue implications of the Coronavirus pandemic on professionals and our clients DCACP/CPNV 1.5
2020 COVID-19: Enduring Lessons for Conflict Resolution Practitioners IACP 1.0
2020 Building Trust and Teamwork on Zoom IACP, Pauline Tesler 1.0
2020 Addressing Full Disclosure of Ambiguous Adultery in Collaborative Divorce CPNV 1.5
2019 What's IACP Got To Do With It? Chris Farish, JD .5
2019 What We Don't Talk About...Enough DCACP 1.0
2019 Voluntary Pro Bono Reporting Ethics VBA 1.5
2019 UCLA Coming to Virginia Soon?! CPNV, Karen Keyes and Teresa Cole 1.5
2019 The nature of shame and how it shows up in our clients and ourselves DCACP 1.0
2019 Options for proceeding when Collaborative cases go awry CPNV 1.0
2019 Neuro-Diversity For Children and Adults: How can we better understand our clients who are DCACP 1.0
2019 Managing Client Expectations CPNV 1.5
2019 IACP Annual Conference IACP 9.5
2019 Essential Tax and Valuation Topics for Divorce Attorneys in 2019 Mark Vogel 1.5
2019 Drafting Real Estate Provisions CPNV 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 Collaborative Boot Camp: An Experiential Day of Refining Skills and Deepening Team Cohesion VaCP Annual Conference 5.5
2019 Blending Worlds: Complexities of Multiculturalism and the Collaborative Divorce Model DCACP 5.5
2019 A Collaborative Case Study CPNV 1.5
2019 7 Keys to Success: What no one told you about Growing your Collaborative Practice IACP 1.5
2018 Working with High Conflict Couples DCACP 1.0
2018 Working Creatively With Conflict CPNV 1.0
2018 Visuals in Alternative Dispute Resolution IACP 1.5
2018 Virginia Mediator Ethics NVMS 2.0
2018 The Things We Carry: The Effects of Working With Divorce DCACP 1.0
2018 The Enneagram Typology IACP 1.5
2018 Premarital Agreements: Planning for Death and Divorce DC Bar Association 3.0
2018 Post Settlement Work CPNV 1.0
2018 New Tax Law Changes that Impact Divorcing Couples Keith Lindahl CPA 1.0
2018 Modern Families: Courageous Conversations about Culture, Diversity and Divorce IACP 1.5
2018 Military Family Law: Essentials and Updates Arlington County Bar 3.0
2018 How the New Tax Reform Law Will Affect Your Divorce Clients Mark Vogel 1
2018 Financial Creativity in Collaborative Divorce IACP 1.5
2018 Compelling Findings from Clients; Moving Collaborative Practice INto the Future IACP 3.0
2018 Communications Flow: Bringing Authenticity and Presence to Collaborative Practice IACP 1.5
2018 Building Your Own Collaborative Practice From Within DCACP 1.0
2018 Avoiding Financial Errors in Divorce Settlement CPNV 1.0
2017 Window of Tolerance Wendy Fischer, LCSW, CPNV 1
2017 What's New in IACP Ethical Standards IACP 1.5
2017 What to Share with Collaborative Clients Re: Experience and Connections with the Professionals CPNV 1
2017 The Value of using a Financial Professional in the Divorce Process: Common Financial Errors and the Need for Post-Divorce Financial Planning CPNV 1.5
2017 Resolving Emotionally Charged Conflicts Dr. Daniel Shapiro, IACP 1
2017 Peacemaking as a Profession: One Family at a Time, Pre-Forum Institute IACP 6
2017 Managing the Middle Class Matrimonial: Bolstering Collaborative Success within Blue Collar Budgets IACP 1.5
2017 How to Read Business Tax Returns; What They Can Tell You About Income and Assets Mark Vogel 1
2017 Factors to Consider in the Moment DCACP 1
2017 Dealing with Implicit Bias - Ours and Others' - in Collaborative Practice Cases IACP 3
2017 Creating the Conditions for Growth As We Help Our Clients Navigate Separation and Divorce Lisa Herrick and Kate Scharff 6
2017 Complexity and Divorce: Adapting Collaborative Process in the Complex System of Divorce DCACP 5.5
2017 Building a Culture of Collaboration Shawn Dunning, IACP 1
2017 An Expansive Vision of Collaborative Ethics - Diversity, Psychology, Peasemaking and Social Justice David Hoffman, IACP 1
2017 ADR Symposium on Attracting 21st Century Clients and Efficiently Solving Their Problems Joint ADR Committee VSB-VBA 5
2017 33rd Annual Advanced Family Law Virginia CLE 6
2016 Virginia Mediation Ethics NVMS 2
2016 The Top Five: Common Missteps Across Cultures and Gender IACP 1.5
2016 The Power of a Neutral DCACP 1
2016 The Power of Empathy in Conflict Resolution CPNV 1
2016 The Collaborative Toolbox DCACP 1
2016 The Challenge of Teams DCACP 6
2016 Tell Me a Story: Narrative & Restorying in Collaborative Conflict Resolution IACP 4.5
2016 Stock Options and Deferred Compensation in Divorce Mark Vogel, CPA 1
2016 Rethinking Interests, Needs and Goals DCACP 1
2016 Relationships Between Team Members CPNV 1
2016 QDRO Creativity in the Collaborative Financial Process IACP 1.5
2016 Purple Cows and Common Sense: Inspiration and Ideas for Creating and Sustaining a Remarkable Collaborative Practice IACP 4.5
2016 Mediator Ethics Northern Virginia Professional Mediator Forum 1
2016 It Starts Before It Begins: Building a Strong Container from the Ground Up DCACP 1
2016 Insights from Neurobiology to Foster a Problem Solving Climate in Mediation Northern Virginia Professional Mediator Forum 1.5
2016 Forgive for Good IACP 1
2016 Discernment Counseling CPNV 1
2016 Client Science: Advice for Lawyers on Counseling Clients Through Bad News and Other Legal Realities VaCP 6
2016 Anatomy of a Modest Means Collaborative Case: Streamlining the Process IACP 3
2015 Wheel of Awareness and Letter to Your Client DCACP 1
2015 Unconscious Communication/Managing the Most Challenging Clients IACP Forum 3
2015 The Power Paradox IACP Forum 1
2015 Moving from Self to Community: In Self-Awareness, Community and Influence IACP, Pre-Forum Institute 6
2015 Marketing Collaborative Practice for the Experienced Practitioner IACP Forum 1.5
2015 How Can The Collaborative Model Be Adapted in Order to Make It More Responsive to the Clients' Needs DCACP 1
2015 Feedback Skills for More Satisfying and Effective Teamwork IACP, Pre-Forum Institute 6
2015 Ethics in Collaborative Practice: Limited Scope Representation and Informed Consent CPNV 1
2015 Essential Elements of Dignity IACP Forum 1
2015 Dividing Retirement Benefits Upon Divorce Virgina CLE 2
2015 Delving Into the Heart of Conflict CPNV 1
2015 Building Your Collaborative Practice; Virginia Case Law and Legislative Update for the Collaborative Professional; and Information Security for Collaborative Professionals and What Collaborative Professionals Need to Know About Electronic Evidence VaCP Annual Meeting 4.5
2015 Attachment Theory DCACP 1
2015 Assessing for Domestic Violence and Effectively Diffusing Conflict IACP Forum 3
2015 (Ethics) Technology Traps ALPS 1
2015 (Ethics) Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Fairfax ADR Section 1.5
2014 Understanding Attachment Style and Its Application in Collaborative Divorce Case Yuval Berger, MSW, RSW & Lisa Alexander, B.A. LL.B; VaCP Annual Meeting 7.5
2014 Tools for Tackling Complex Divorce Cases (Advanced Level) IACP Forum 3
2014 The Peacemaking Circle IACP Forum 1
2014 The Brain and Making Decisions CPNV 1
2014 Program/Meeting DCACP 1
2014 Program/Meeting DCACP 1
2014 Mortgage Qualification in Divorce M. Hofberg; CPNV 1
2014 Mid-Life Issues DCACP 1
2014 Mediator Ethics Virginia Office of Dispute Resolution 2
2014 Gray Divorce (Advanced Level) IACP Forum 1.5
2014 Finding Money Harmony in Collaborative Divorce CDRP 6
2014 Extramarital Affairs and Impact on Children DCACP 1
2014 Ethics Technology Traps IACP Forum 1.5
2014 Divorce & Financial Issues: Training for Collaborative Professionals CDRP/CDA 6
2014 Collaborative Practice and the Human Brain Pauline Tesler 8
2014 Collaborative Differences in Professionals: Building Bridges DCACP 1
2014 Client Pain and Challenges for Collaborative Professionals DCACP 1
2014 Challenging Ethical Questions in Negotiation (Webinar) VBA 1
2014 33rd Annual Family Law Seminar on Marital Agreements VSB 5.5
2013 Understanding Sexual Addiction DCACP 1
2013 The Meaning of Money CPNV 1
2013 Streamlining the Collaborative Process: The Collaborative Roadmap MCPC 7
2013 How You Process Information When Working In Small Groups DCACP 1
2013 Gray Divorce CPNV 1
2013 Ethics Guidelines for Collaborative Practice Tri-State Collaborative Task Force 2
2013 Ethics Guidelines for Collaborative Practice DCACP 2
2013 Collaborative Practice: The DCACP Model DCACP 1
2013 Collaborative Conversations about Support: A Model Between Fear and Fairness CPNV 1
2013 Brave New World for Mediation Virginia Joint ADR Committee 3.5
2012 Virginia Mediation Network Fall Conference Continuing Education VMN 10
2012 Virginia Collaborative Professionals Annual Meeting and Continuing Education VaCP 4.5
2012 Unique Approaches in Collaborative Divorce Mont. Co. Bar Assn. 4.5
2012 IACP Forum Plenary Session and Workshops IACP 12
2012 Fees In Collaborative Cases CPNV 1
2012 Empirical Findings Regarding Children and Divorce CPNV 1
2012 Coping with Anxiety and Depression through the Divorce Process CPNV 1
2012 Advanced Resolution Skills for the Civil Family Law Practitioner I was instructor 3
2011 Virginia Mediation Network Fall Conference Continuing Education VMN 9
2011 The Ethics of Negotiating in Mediation VA Joint ADR Committee 2
2011 Preventing Real Property Pitfalls in Divorce VaCP 2
2011 Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Process VaCP 3
2011 IACP Forum Plenary Session and Workshops IACP 6
2010 Virginia Mediation Network Fall Conference Continuing Education VMN 6.5
2010 Lawyers Behaving Badly in Mediation VA Jt. ADR Comm. 1
2010 IACP Forum Plenary Session and Workshops IACP 7
2010 Continuing Mediation Credits VMN 5.5
2010 Continuing Mediation Credits VA Jt. ADR Comm. 1
2010 Collaborative End Game CDA 6
2010 Annual Family Law Seminar: Spare the Child I was instructor 4
2009 The Impact of Collaborative Practice on Mediation Virginia Mediation Network Panel 1.5
2009 Jumpstarting Your Collaborative Practice: Tools for Engaging Collaborative Cases CPTI 2
2009 IACP Forum Plenary Sessions and Workshops IACP 8
2009 Fitting the Forum to the Fuss: Helping Clients Choose Mediation, Collaborative Practice or Cooperative Practice Lande 2
2009 Financial Neutral Workshop Debora May, CPA, CFP, CDFA 4
2009 Emotional Dynamics of Collaborative Divorce: Understanding Our Clients and Improving Our Team Functioning CPTI 2
2009 Collaborative Models: Which One is Right for Your Case? Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson 5.5
2009 Collaborative Boot Camp (Advanced) DCACP 7
2008 When and How to Use Mediation in Cases Involving Elderly Clients Virginia State Bar 1.5
2008 Virginia Beach, Collaborative Law with a Capital C – Lawyers as Healers of Conflict Virginia State Bar 1.5
2008 The Power of a Team: Moments of Impasse CDRP 8
2008 Solutions for the Future Interest Based Neg. Virginia Bar Association 1.5
2008 Plenary session and workshops (Fall Conference) IACP 12
2008 Intermediate Collaborative Training Pauline Tesler 4
2008 Difficult Conversations DCACP 1
2008 Collaborative Practice: Negotiation Skills, Team Communication and Ethical Issues VaCP 4
2008 Collaborative Boot Camp DCACP 7
2007 Virginia Mediation Network Fall Conference Continuing Education VMN 6.5
2007 Virginia Mediation Network Conference: Expanding Options with Property Distrib. In a Divorce Case I was instructor 1.5
2007 The Role of the Child Specialist in Collaborative Practice DCACP 1
2007 Breaking Impasse, or Tips to Unstick the Stuck VA Joint ADR Committee 2
2006 Modern Families: Courageous Conversations about Culture, Diversity and Divorce IACP 1.5
2006 Compelling Findings from Clients; Moving Collaborative Practice INto the Future IACP 3
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