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Barbara Burr

Burr Law Firm
Attorney
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-347-9002
Fax: 202-247-9004

Family matters. At the Burr Law Firm, we understand that separation and divorce is a traumatic time filled with all sorts of conflict -- emotional, financial and relational. We believe, however, that conflict -- properly handled -- also can be an opportunity for learning and healing. Through good counsel and careful guidance, we ensure that clients not only endure, but use these difficult times as a gateway to a positive and peaceful future.

Ms. Burr helps each client choose the best dispute resolution process for their goals -- whether those goals be to minimize the parties\' pain; protect the emotional health of the children; preserve the family\'s financial stability; control the timing of the process; protect the parties\' privacy. She then works with clients in a partner-like relationship to obtain and share information, evaluate options and make sound decisions. In this way, Ms. Burr guides each client through the challenges of conflict and difference to the relief of respectful and realistic resolution, always keeping in mind that family matters.

Practice Group Membership

  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, Inc.
  • DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Professional Activities

  • DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Treasurer
  • Women\'s Bar Association of DC, Board Member
  • DC Bar, Family Law Section
  • Maryland Bar, Bar Association of Montgomery County Family Law Section
  • DC Family Law Self-Help Center Expert

Education

  • University of Washington, BA, magna cum laude, 1984
  • Harvard University Law School, JD, cum laude, 1989

Collaborative Practice Training - Participant

  • Basic Collaborative Law Training, 2006 (16 hours)
  • Intermediate Collaborative Law Training, 2006 (16 hours)
  • Intermediate Collaborative Law Training, 2006 (8 hours)
  • Mediation Training, 2006 (40 hours)
  • Intermediate Collaborative Law Training, 2007 (16 hours)
  • Negotiation and Collaborative Skills Seminar, 2008 (6 hours)
  • Training for Collaborative Trainers, 2008 (30 hours)
  • Advanced Collaborative Training, 2008 (7 hours)
  • Training for Collaborative Trainers, 2008 (30 hours)
  • Intermediate and Advanced Collaborative Training, 2008 (24 hours)
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training, 2008 (24 hours)
  • Non-Defensive Communication, 2009 (7 hours)
  • Advanced Collaborative Law Training, 2009 (16 hours)
  • Deepening the Practice Webinar, 2009 (18 hours)
  • Understanding and Managing High-Conflict People, 2010 (6 hours)

Collaborative Practice Training - Instructor

  • Collaborative Boot Camp Training, 2008 (7 hours)
  • Two-Day Collaborative Practice Training, 2009 (16 hours)
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training, 2009 (22 hours)
  • Collaborative Boot Camp Training, 2009 (7 hours)
  • Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills Training, 2009 (30 hours)
  • Creating a Deep and Durable Collaborative Parenting Plan, 2010 (6 hours)

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