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Albert Bonin, (Lawyer/Mediator)

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   4000 Legato Road, Suite 400
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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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Albert Bonin, (Lawyer/Mediator)

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When you need an experienced and committed family law collaborative professional, you can turn to attorney Albert Bonin for professional, compassionate and effective representation. For almost three decades, Mr. Bonin has been handling difficult cases involving property, custody, parenting time, support and matters across state and international borders. When you choose to work with Mr. Bonin you are not just receiving the benefit of a highly skilled negotiator, you are also enlisting the help of a problem solver who is well known for his ability to resolve conflicts. Mr. Bonin works through negotiation, mediation and the collaborative process to help clients achieve their goals for their family and their future. The collaborative process is a less stressful alternative to traditional methods for resolution. Mr. Bonin will ensure that throughout the collaborative process all professionals are mindful of the uniqueness of your case and individual needs. In your first meeting with Mr. Bonin he will assist you in determining the best method for your unique circumstances whether it be the traditional approach, meditation, collaborative or combination of the above methods. Please view Mr. Bonin's collaborative video on his firm's website www.shoun.com for more information. For over two decades, Mr. Bonin has been included in the treatise, The Best Lawyers in America, and he is listed as one of the Metropolitan D.C.'s best family law attorneys every year in The Washington Post Magazine and in Super Lawyers. For years he has received the highest attorney "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a leading site rating legal professionals. He is also proud to have served as a past President of the Fairfax Law Foundation and The Virginia Collaborative Professionals. Mr. Bonin has been chosen as one of the Ten Leaders in Matrimonial and Divorce Law in Northern Virginia since 2007. ShounBach has had more "Ten Leaders" than any law firm in the nation. SET APART FROM THE REST Part of what distinguishes Mr. Bonin and his firm above different law firms is that Mr. Bonin limits the number of cases he accepts. He understands that an attorney may have many clients, but a client only has one attorney. Therefore, he only takes on a few cases at a time in order to provide a level of service that exceeds the client's expectations. Aside from the honors mentioned above, Mr. Bonin has held several positions in local, state and national organizations. He is a Past Chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Circuit Court Committee, Mr. Bonin received the "Chair Award" for outstanding service. He is a lifetime member of the Colorado Bar Foundation and a member of the Society of Fellows and the Fairfax Law Foundation. Mr. Bonin is also proud to be a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has served as a chapter President of this prestigious organization. Additionally, he is also a fellow of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Bonin is licensed to practice in Virginia, Colorado and D.C. In Colorado he was the recipient of the Outstanding Professional of the Year Award on two occasions. He served as the chair of the Colorado Supreme Court Ethics Committee. He was listed by 5280 magazine as one of Denver's top lawyers. He was coauthor of the two-volume manual, Domestic Relations Forms and Practice, by Lexis Law Publications. Mr. Bonin has had the unique privilege of lecturing nationally and internationally on all aspects of family law. Mr. Bonin is a member of the Virginia, Fairfax, Prince William, District of Columbia and Colorado Bar Associations, as well as the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia.

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Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia

Collaborative Services


Albert Bonin has limited his practice to helping client’s resolve family law issues for almost three decades. He handles the more difficult and complex cases involving property, custody, parenting time, support and matters across state and international borders. ~Not only is he recognized as a highly skilled litigator, he is also well known for resolving conflicts that arise through mediation, negotiation and the collaborative process. ~Mr. Bonin has been included for over two decades in the treatise, The Best Lawyers in America, and is listed annually in The Washington Post Magazine as one of the Metropolitan D.C.’s best family law attorneys. He has been selected since 2007 as one of the Ten Leaders in Matrimonial and Divorce Law in Northern Virginia. He is a past President of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals. Visit the ShounBach website at www.shoun.com for more information.

Education


Licenses


Licensed in Virginia, D.C. and Colorado ,J.D.

Professional Activities


PRIOR:
Past President Fairfax Law Foundation.
Past President, Virginia Collaborative Professionals.
Chair, Fairfax Circuit Court Committee 2011-2012; Recipient of Chair Award 2011.
Member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Former Chapter President.
Member International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Speaker at the 25th Annual Conference, Harrogate, England, 2011.
Member, Northern Virginia Collaborative Professionals & International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Former Board Member, Family Law Section, Virginia Bar Association.
Member Society of Fellows, Fairfax Law Foundation.
Lifetime Achievement Award and Professional of the Year Award, 1997 & 2001.
Former Co-author, Colorado Domestic Law Practice two volume set; Lexis Law Publishing.
Former President, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association.
Former President, Interdisciplinary Committee on Child Custody.
Founder and Former Director, National Center for Legal Education.
Past Chair, Supreme Court Committee on Advocacy and Ethical Issues in Family Law.
Lifetime Member, Colorado Bar Foundation.
Previously served as a Settlement Master.

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
2007 Three Day Core Interdisciplinary Team Training CDTT 20
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
2004 Virginia Mediation Skills and Process Virginia CLE 19
2004 Virginia Family Law Mediation Virginia CLE 20
Additional 15 hours Intermediate/ Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative, or basic professional coach training
2009 Collaborating Down Under - Sydney, Australia Many Different Instructors 10
2008 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Pauline Tesler 6
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
2021 VIRGINIA’S UNIFORM COLLABORATIVE LAW ACT: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE CPNV: Jennifer A. Bradley, JD; Anne (Jan) W. White, JD; Karen L. Keyes, JD 1.5
2021 Introduction to Collaborative Law Virginia State Bar 2
2021 How to Bring in the Other Side When They Resist Forrest (Woody) Mosten 2
2021 37th Annual Family Law Conference Virginia CLE 6
2020 The Psychological and Ethical Dimensions of Collaborative Practice David A. Hoffman, Collaborative Attorney & Mediator 6
2020 Substance Abuse Recovery Issues CPNV: George Young. Natalie Goldberg 1.5
2020 Complex Issues in Divorce and Custody cases AAML various presenters 5
2019 What’s IACP Got To Do With It? Chris Farish .5
2019 VaCP Annual Conference: Collaborative Boot Camp Barbara Burr -
2019 Masterclass: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Standards & Ethics (but were afraid to ask) IACP Webinar 1
2018 The Hotline: The Fall Tour of Virginia ALPS 3
2018 Tax Laws and Mediation Keith Lindahl 1.5
2018 Malpractice Dennis Quinn, Carr Maloney 1
2018 Collaborative Video: Message Of Collaborative Professionals I was presenter, co-producer and writer with Teresa Cole , Phyllis Palombi, & Paul Smollar 1.5
2018 Child Focused, Empirically Based Parenting Plans Lisa Herrick 1.5
2017 Divorcing the Wealthy Dana Colgan, Sanford Ain, Maureen Glackin, Joseph Estabrook, Justin Cherfoli, Kelly Powers and others 5
2016 VaCP Client Science for Collaborative Professionals Marjorie C. Aaron 3
2016 VTLA Annual Divorce Seminar Vickie Wiese, Annie Jacobs, Michele Nelson Ph.D, James Korman, Ronald Tweel, The Hon. Stanley Klein, Thomas Spahn 6
2016 CPNV Challenges When There is Substance Abuse or Addiction in a Collaborative Case I was the instructor. 1.5
2015 VaCP - Virginia Case Law & Legislative Update for the Collaborative Professional Mike Fancher, Christopher Macturk, Sharon Nelson and John Simek 7.5
2015 Internation Academy of Matrimonial Law - National Meeting Lisa Herrick, Barbara Burr 12
2015 As Family Court Judges See It - Common Mistakes Made by Attorneys in Divorce I was the moderator. 6.5
2014 Understanding Attachment Styles and its Application in Collaborative Divorce Cases Yuval Berger MSW, RSW and Lisa Alexander, B.A LL.B 7
2014 Collaborative Practice and the Human Brain Pauline Tesler 7
2014 CPNV Mortgage Presentation Margie Hofberg 1
2013 Overcoming Barriers to Settlement Nine Meierding 7
2013 Everything You Wanted to Know About Divorce and Tax Keith Lindahl 1
2012 Updates on Collaborative Protocols Paul Smollar, Jan White & Susan M. Butler 1.5
2012 Roadblocks to Financial Resolutions in Collaborative Cases Debora E. May, Gigi Robson & Lonnie Broussard 1
2012 Challenges in the Collaborative Process Challenges in the Collaborative Process 2
2011 Preventing Real Property Pitfalls in Divorce Kelly Lise Murray 2
2011 Navigating Emotional Currents: Delving Beneath the Surface of the Collaborative Process CPTI: Lisa Herrick & Kate Scharff 3
2011 25th Annual IAML Conference - Harrogate, England I was the instructor. 10
2010 Annual Advanced Domestic Relations Practice Seminar Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 3
2010 120th Summer Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association Virginia Bar Association 6
2010 11th Annual Networking and Educational Forum IACP 5
2009 The Basics of Divorce Law for Non-Lawyers I was instructor 3
2009 Intermediate Collaborative Training with Pauline Tesler Collaborative Law Society of Northern Virginia 2
2009 Fairfax Bar Association Las Vegas Conference Fairfax Bar Association 3.5
2009 71st Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting Virginia State Bar 1.5
2009 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Virginia CLE 6.5
2008 VBA Family Law Virginia CLE 4
2008 Solving Difficult Domestic Relations Problems Using the VADER Software Pangean Systems, Inc. 2
2008 Intermediate Collaborative Training Virginia CLE 2
2008 Illustrative Evidence in Family Law Cases Fairfax Bar Association 2
2008 Family Law Hot Topics Fairfax Bar Association 3
2008 Domestic Relations Attorneys and Judges Fairfax Bar Association 1.5
2007 Three Day Core Interdisciplinary Training C.D. 10
2007 Circuit Court Practice: Views From the Bench Virginia CLE 4
2005 Family Law Mediation Virginia CLE 12
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