ABOUT JANE FREIDSON
• B.A. Grinnell College
• J.D. NYU Law School
• New York
• Federal District Court
• Federal Circuit Court
• Thurgood Marshall Award (Association of the Bar of the City of New York)
• Family Divorce and Mediation Council of Greater New York
• National Lawyers Guild
• Prisoners’ rights lawyer, Prisoners’ Legal Services of NY
• Public defender, The Legal Aid Society (NYC)
• Union organizer, District 65/U.A.W.
• Private Practice, 1995 to present
• Divorce mediation theory and practice, trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and NY Peace Institute
• Lawyer for Children, qualified by NYS Office of Court Administration
• Qualified by National Institute of Trial Advocacy as a trainer in trial advocacy
• Guest faculty member at Benjamin Cardozo Law School’s annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Program
Jane Freidson is a divorce lawyer and divorce mediator with more than thirty-five years of trial experience in New York City courts. Her private practice has been limited to family law issues since 1995.
Jane trained as a divorce mediator after it became clear to her that contested divorce litigation does not generally end well for anyone other than the lawyers. As a divorce mediator, Jane works to help you and your partner make choices about how to resolve your family finances, care for your children, and restructure your lives after a separation.
Jane’s extensive experience as a trial lawyer sets her apart from most of her peers in the mediation world and allows her to help you and your partner evaluate your options in a real-world framework, informed by evolving New York divorce law. Jane's work as an attorney for children gives her a nuanced appreciation of the consequences that can result for children if their parents do not make informed decisions during the divorce process.
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