Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Attorney Norma Izzo Milner Elected President of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona

Phoenix (February 27, 2013) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon is pleased to announce that family law attorney Norma Izzo Milner has been elected president of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona’s executive board. Below is a complete roster of the new officers:

President: Norma Izzo Milner

Vice President: Michael Juilfs

Secretary: Donna Heller

Treasurer: David Horowitz

Member at Large: Craig Cherney

Member at Large: Vicki Carpel Miller

Member at Large: Mike Buck

Member at Large: Andi Paus

Past President: Ellie Izzo

Izzo Milner is a leader in the Phoenix and Scottsdale collaborative divorce community. In addition to serving as President of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona, she is working to spearhead efforts for the Arizona State Legislature to adopt the Uniform Collaborative Law Act and for the Maricopa County Superior Court to create an administrative order safeguarding the principles of collaborative divorce.

“As an adult child of divorce, my own experiences have made me a more empathetic lawyer,” states Izzo Milner. “I understand what these families are facing. I am grateful to be involved in a legal process where broken lines of communication can be restored and spouses can take ownership over the final outcome of their divorce.”

Izzo Milner is a frequent presenter at professional and civic organizations regarding the collaborative process, and teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution as an adjunct professor at the Phoenix College of Law. She is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and has completed advanced training in interdisciplinary collaborative divorce, including over twenty hours of collaborative divorce continuing legal education credit. Izzo Milner encourages use of the collaborative model not only in divorce cases but in all types of family law matters, including paternity, relocation, child support, and even post-judgment actions.

If you have questions regarding collaborative divorce in the Phoenix or Scottsdale area and wish to schedule a consultation, contact Norma Izzo Milner at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC at 602-495-2748.

About the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona
The Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona is a group of attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals dedicated to the practice of a less destructive form of family law. Collaborative Law, or Collaborative Practice, is a new way for individuals to resolve disputes peacefully and respectfully. It is an approach to dispute resolution which does not include the traditional court system. Collaborative Divorce is a specific area of Collaborative Law which gives people facing divorce the opportunity to resolve their issues amicably and with dignity by offering the invaluable resources of attorneys, financial specialists, and mental health professionals all at one time and in one place. Collaborative Divorce is for people who wish to work cooperatively with their partner in resolving issues, while maintaining control of their situation and working creatively to find answers that will work in the best interest of all parties, instead of leaving it up to the courts.

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
Jennings Strouss & Salmon is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing legal counsel for nearly 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation; real estate; sports and entertainment; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


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Friday, February 22, 2013