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Nancy B. Shuger
Nancy B. Shuger

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Baltimore, MD
USA
410-903-7813

Description of Practice

NANCY B. SHUGER began her practice as a trained mediator in 2011 after serving for 18 years as a trial judge, handling civil and criminal matters, and settling hundreds of civil cases. Her mediation practice is multi-cultural, focusing primarily on family, small business, and congregational matters. She is accustomed to dealing with diverse individuals and cases; she is experienced in, and enjoys, working with self-represented litigants. She helps parties achieve realistic results,as an alternative to, or in the context of,litigation. She offers a positive way for parties to resolve conflict without the stress, cost, and uncertainty of litigation. She helps participants discover common interests and resolve disputes themselves. Her view is that mediation can be effective whether the parties desire to address differences in an ongoing relationship, or to reach a mutually agreeable solution to a single dispute. Her approach is calm and focused; her analytical skills are excellent; and her concern for neutrality is deep. Her practice areas include: adult family; business; civil--general; community; congregations; contracts; cross-cultural; discipline of athletes; divorce--parenting and child access; education--conflict in schools; elder; employment; ethics; home owner and condo associations; insurance; landlord-tenant; same-sex couples; life-cycle event mediation; marital mediation; nursing home; parent-teen; personal injury--auto torts, premises liability;sports; weddings; workplace. She is located in Baltimore and offers services throughout Maryland and other states.

Professional Background

NANCY B. SHUGER served for 18 years as a judge on the District Court of Maryland, handling civil and criminal matters.(Now she sits part-time as a judge, in addition to working as a mediator.) Before that she held several public lawyer positions, including service as an Assistant Attorney General and Principal Counsel to the Maryland Department of Human Resources; Managing Attorney of a rural legal aid office in Washington state; Faculty in a clinical law program of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; and Advocacy Director of the Maryland Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Experience

NANCY B. SHUGER brings over 20 years of experience as a trial judge to her career as a mediator. She has conducted settlement conferences in tort and contract actions, and settled hundreds of civil cases, including matters involving custody and visitation and landlord-tenant and other housing disputes. She is experienced in, and enjoys,working with self-represented litigants.

Degrees

J.D. University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 1974; recipient, Am. Jur. Prize for Contracts, Bernstein Prize for Maryland Law Forum Article, and Luther Martin Prize for Moot Court.

B.A., Cum Laude, Cornell University, 1971.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2006        Maryland Admin.Office of the Courts, 40 hours (Civil Mediation)
2006        Baltimore Mediation Center, 20 hours (Domestic Disputes)rdine University School of Law, 18 hours (Advanced Family Mediation)
2010        National Judicial College, 40 hours (Civil Mediation)
2012        National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, 12 hours (Family Violence; Parenting Plans)
2013        Pepperdine U.School of Law, 18 hours (STAR I )
2014        Pepperdine U.School of Law, 18 hours (Family Law Mediation)
2015        Pepperdine U.School of Law, 18 hours (Congregational Peacemaking)
2016        Pepperdine U.School of Law, 18 hours (Advanced Family Mediation)
2016        National Judicial College, 1 hour (Dismantling Stereotypes in Negotiations)
2017        Pepperdine U.School of Law, 18 hours (Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution)

Approach

NANCY B. SHUGER views mediation as a creative, positive way for individuals, families, businesses, congregations,and organizations to resolve conflict. From her years a trial judge, she is accustomed to dealing with diverse individuals and cases; she is experienced in, and enjoys, working with self-represented litigants. She helps parties achieve realistic results, either as an alternative to, or in the context of, litigation. She offers a creative, positive way for individuals, businesses, families, congregations, and other organisations to resolve conflict without the stress, cost and uncertainty of litigation. She helps participants discover common interests and resolve disputes themselves. Her view is that mediation can be effective whether the parties desire to address differences in an ongoing relationship, or to reach a mutually agreeable solution to a single dispute. Her approach is calm and focused; her analytical skills are excellent; and her concern for neutrality is deep.

Fees

NANCY B. SHUGER's fees are based either on an hourly rate or on a fixed fee schedule, as determined in consultation with the parties. She is open to discussing flexible payment arrangements. Discounts are available for military members and their families. Evening and weekend sessions are available.

Other Information

NANCY B. SHUGER is located in Baltimore and offers services throughout Maryland and other states.

NANCY B. SHUGER is a member of the ADR Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Women's Law Center of Maryland, and The Simon E. Sobeloff Law Society. She also is a panel member of Resolute Systems, LLC and Consolidated Legal Concepts, Inc. Mediation Program.

NANCY B. SHUGER has served on many professional and community boards. For over 10 years she has served as an officer and trustee, and has been active in governance, at her synagogue, Beth Am, in Baltimore.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • General
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Nursing Home
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Postal Service
  • Prenuptial
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Special Education
  • Sports
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediation Trainer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.





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