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Lorna Jaynes

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Phone: (510) 795-6304
Fax: (510) 405-9022

110 J Street
Fremont, California 94536

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I practice law in accordance with my values. These include respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every individual, and justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. Consistent with these values I provide innovative legal tools to resolve disputes, including mediation and Collaborative Law.

Divorce is not primarily a legal problem. It is an emotional problem with legal consequences. And in most cases, traditional litigation only serves to exacerbate both the emotional and financial problems, and is a poor way to deal with the legal consequences. There is a role for litigation, however, where a spouse is unable to be honest and respectful, or where there is addiction or domestic violence.

Education

J.D., University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA, 1999
Dean’s List
Sr. Articles Editor, Santa Clara Law Review
AmJur award Legal Research & Writing
Comment published in Santa Clara Law Review, Emissions Trading: Pollution Panacea or Environmental Injustice

B.S., University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada, 1982
Biology & Psychology

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

California, April 2000

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Callifornia Bar Association, Family Law Section

Santa Clara County Bar Association

Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section

International Association of Collaborative Professionals

Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley

Collaborative Practice East Bay

Association for Conflict Resolution

Mediators Without Borders, Founding Member

International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers

Founding Member, Academy of Professional Family Mediators.

Awards

Recipient, 2006 Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono Service