Overview

Ms. Clark practices family law in a civilized and constructive manner, without the posturing and acrimony that often accompanies legal disputes. She works diligently to negotiate informal resolutions in an otherwise adversarial process. Ms. Clark believes that the parties in family law proceedings always benefit from informal resolution of their differences. Informal negotiated agreements give the parties the power to decide the important issues confronting them. This approach also minimizes legal costs and preserves the community assets, benefiting both the parties and minor children. Ms. Clark also mediates the issues parties face when their marriage is dissolving. Mediation is a non-adversarial, cost-effective, private and confidential settlement process that gives the parties control over both the outcome and the process. As a mediator, Ms. Clark assists the parties in clarifying their disputes, understanding and communicating their different perspectives, needs and interests. She works with the parties in considering various options for settlement and in assisting the parties in reaching a fair agreement.


Bar Admissions:

California, 1998

Education:

Oakland College of Law, Oakland, California, 1998
J.D.
Honors: With Great Distinction

University of California, Berkeley, California, 1975
B.A.


Published Works:

Beyond the Bar, GP Solo Magazine of American Bar Association and West Online Publication


Professional Associations and Memberships:

California State Bar
Member

Alameda County Bar Association
Member