The entire Levitt Law Group staff participated for the second year in a row in the Salisbury Santa program for needy children.
Our staff gathered and wrapped Christmas presents for a needy child, and delivered them to Elder Services of Merrimack Valley which works with Salisbury Santa in providing the gifts for distribution.
Andrea Wells marked her 10 year anniversary with the Levitt Law Group in 2012!
During her 10 years with us, Andrea has handled many different kinds of family law and guardian ad litem cases, and has expanded her work to include mediation and collaborative law in addition to traditional litigation. Andrea is also interested in expanding her practice in the area of adoption. We congratulate Andrea for being part of our office for 10 years and for sharing with us her experience, sense of humor, and commitment to providing quality legal services.
Karen has done a lot of public speaking and education in 2012.
This includes being a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, where Karen talked to law students about Collaborative Law for divorce and other family law disputes.
Karen was also part of the 4TH Annual Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education ADR and the Law Conference held in Boston on October 22, 2012, where she was on a panel with Dr. Gina Arons, Dr. Robin Deutsch, Attorney Jessica Block, and Attorney John Wofford. The panel presented on “Behavioral Science: the Psychology of ADR”.
Karen Levitt continues to serve on one of the committees of the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners (IACP).
In 2012, she was on the IACP Training Task Force. Karen also attended the IACP annual Forum in Chicago in October 2012 which had over 500 attendees from all over the world.
Karen Levitt continues being active in the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC).
Karen is one of the founders and a past president of MCLC. In the spring of 2012, Karen left the MCLC Board of Directors on which she served for 12 years, to pursue other endeavors with MCLC. Karen is Co-Chair of the Advanced Training Committee and is on the Strategic Planning Committee. She has been invited to and has joined the Pilot MCLC Mentorship Program which she helped to develop with the Membership Committee and where she is one of the Mentors to newly trained collaborative attorneys and other practitioners.
Along with Emily Weber, Karen is Co-Chair of the MCLC Tri River practice group where attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and other collaboratively trained MCLC members from other disciplines come together to talk about and enhance their collaborative practice skills for the benefit of clients.
Karen has also continued to be part of the MCLC law student internship project, where law students from New England Law Boston participating in the law school’s Mediation and Dispute Resolution Clinic intern with Karen to learn about Mediation and Collaborative law.
In an effort to keep up-to-date on the new Massachusetts alimony reform law that went into effect on March 1, 2012, the attorneys of the Levitt Law Group attend conferences.
Andrea Wells joined Karen Levitt and Emily Weber in attending numerous conferences and educational programs throughout the year. Keeping up to date on new laws benefits not just the attorneys in our office, but our clients as well.