Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the country, has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for 30 years. She sits on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association's Section of Dispute Resolution as the Membership Chair and is one of the Section's Mediation Committee Co-Chairs. Susan also sits on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA).
Susan is an online mediation expert and has been training mediators to take their practice online for more than two years. Susan personally has operated on a fully online basis as a family law mediator for several years and currently works with clients throughout the country and the world. She is passionate about expanding access to mediation as a dispute resolution practice to an ever expanding public searching for alternatives to the adversarial litigation approach. Susan founded Learn to Mediate Online in order to help fellow mediators and professionals to ethically and efficiently integrate an online platform into their practice and to help them take their practice to the next level through effective marketing, practice optimization and more!
Susan is also the Creator and Host of the iTunes top podcast, The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. and the critically acclaimed The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast for dispute resolution professionals!
Susan has a listenership of millions through her podcasts and personal appearances and has a substantial following on various social media platforms.
She has expanded her Learn to Mediate Online Training Programs to include instruction in:
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Social Media Primer for Professionals
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Innovation emboldens this dialogue, with topics including the new wave of online dispute resolution (ODR), with an offering of useful platforms to keep mediation both amicable and outside of the court, and diversifying your legal brand through use of social media and podcasts.
Each year SCMA presents the L. Randolph Lowry Award to a member of the dispute resolution community who has honored and inspired us through their passion and dedication to education in the field of dispute resolution.
The award is named in honor of L. Randolph Lowry, one of the founders of SCMA and an educational leader of the mediation movement in Southern California for many years. Lowry taught law at Pepperdine University and established the Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He is currently the President of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
The recipient of the 2020 L. Randolph Lowry Award is Susan Guthrie. Susan was a visionary and leader in moving towards on-line mediation during the past 5 years and took her leadership in this area to the next level during 2020. As the Covid-19 situation put a screeching halt to the in-person mediation process that we had been accustomed to, Susan proactively reached out and made available to thousands of people at all levels, education and tips on how to mediate in the new online world. Her programs were in such demand that she put a temporary halt on her mediation practice to devote full time to this effort.
The Learn to Mediate Online Training Program
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