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Cultural Awareness, Tips, and Tools for Today's Legal Practitioner

SKU: ADR3500
Total Credits
2 - 2.6
Price$125
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Description

This presentation focuses on the characteristics of "culture", understanding another culture, cultural influences and a self-training guide to cultural awareness.

The presentation will be a practical one with usable tips to apply for the participant's cultural awareness development - what that means and how to incorporate tools into their practice to facilitate understanding and enable more productive representation, negotiation, and dispute resolution.

Lecturer Bio

Donita M. King, Esq

Donita M King is the owner of Donita King Law Offices, PLC (formerly CMG Collaborative Law Offices, PLC), and Adjunct Professor, Mediation, at T.C. Williams School of Law (University of Richmond Law School).

Donita is an arbitrator, and Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator at all levels – civil and domestic (including cross border and international parental abduction prevention mediation and Hague issues), FINRA (“Financial Industry Regulatory Authority”) Arbitrator and Mediator, Virginia Agricultural Mediator, and Collaborative Practice attorney and trainer.

Licensed as attorney in Pennsylvania (1978), Virginia (1999), and District of Columbia (2003). Trainings include Virginia CLE – “ The Art of Commercial Mediation” (Cotrainer, 2018); Advance Mediation Skills – Civil and Family; Multi-party Mediation; Communication Skills for Interest Based Negotiation; Impact of Personality in Negotiation and Mediation; Impact of Culture in Negotiation and Mediation; Specialized Skills and Strategies in Negotiation; Ethics and ADR; the Virginia Judicial System; Interest Based Negotiation for Collaborative Professionals; Collaborative Team Training; Intermediate Collaborative Training; and Group Facilitation. Previously, Donita spent 24 years as an in-house corporate attorney of fortune 100 insurance and financial services companies, leaving the industry in 2002. She is a former managing attorney of The Prudential, and her last corporate position was General Counsel responsible for the Legal and Compliance Departments of one of the Genworth companies (Richmond, VA Operations). Her responsibilities included litigating and managing major litigation, regulatory, employment and labor, commercial and a variety of other legal matters.

Donita was 2015 Chair of the Virginia Bar and Bar Association’s joint ADR Council and was for several years on the Virginia Governor’s Dispute Resolution Council. She is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (“IACP”), a founding member of Virginia Collaborative Professionals (“VaCP), a member of Collaborative Professionals of Richmond (“CPR”), a FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, formerly “NASD”) authorized arbitrator (now Chair status) and mediator, and a member of the VA, PA, and D.C. Bars.

Donita received her B.A. in Economics from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pennsylvania. While at La Salle, she was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (the National Honor Society of Economics) and was awarded a Ford Fellowship to study Advanced Economic Theory at the University of California/Berkeley. In addition, she obtained her series 6 securities license when she worked for Genworth, and for many years held the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriting Certification (C.P.C.U.), a recognized insurance industry designation.

Donita has mediated over 5,000 cases (in various substantive areas, civil and domestic relations, including those involving multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi -religious aspects.). She is fluent in Spanish



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