Public Service

Boards and Commissions

Member, United States Sentencing Commission Victims Advisory Group, December 2012 to present

President, Children's Law Center Emeritus Board, Washington, DC, 2011 to present

Honorary Board Member - Children's Health Care is a Legal Duty (CHILD, Inc.), Sioux City, IA, 1999 to present

Founder, President and Executive Director of The Children's Law Center, Washington, DC, 1996 - 2011

Member - Government Relations Committee, UJA-Federation of New York, Westchester, NY, 2004 - 2010

Member - ABA Section of Litigation, Children and the Law Committee, Child Welfare Subcommittee, Washington, DC, 2001-2002

Chair - The Mayor's Committee on Adoption Law Reform, Washington, DC, 1999 - 2000

Secretary - The Mayor's Advisory Council on Permanent Homes for Children, Washington, DC, 1999 - 2000

Co-chair - DC Metro Chapter of the National Association of Council for Children, Washington, DC, 1997 - 2000

Founder - DC Superior Court Permanency Mediation Project, Washington, DC, 1999 - 2000

Member - DC Superior Court Remedial Project Advisory Committee, Washington, DC, 1999 - 2000

Member - DC Superior Court Family Division Advisory Rules Committee, Washington, DC, 1999 - 2000

Member - DC Superior Court Family Division Model Court Committee, Washington, DC, 1999 - 2000

Participant - Fourth Annual Children's Initiatives Forum, Washington, DC, 1999

Member - The Charleston Condominium Board of Directors, Arlington, VA, 1996-2000

Fellowships

Senior Fellow, Center for Adoption Research - UMass Medical School, 2002 - 2004

Legislative Fellow, United States Senator Frank Lautenberg, 1993 - 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 to present

District of Columbia Bar Association, 1993 to present

New York State Bar Association, 1991 to present

National Association of Counsel for Children, 1995 to 2008

American Bar Association, 1995 - 2005

American Bar Association Section of Litigation, 1995 - 2005

American Bar Association Section of Litigation - Children's Law Committee, 1999 - 2005

New York State Citizens' Coalition for Children, Inc., 2000 - 2005

North American Council on Adoptable Children, 2001 - 2004