About Iska Ziver

I come to the legal profession with a rich and varied professional career. I have worked in a large corporation, owned and run a small business and participated in managing an arts organization. I started my legal career in 2001 representing children in Family Court. Through this work, it became clear to me that there must be a better way to resolve these deeply personal family issues that bring people to the court house, which many times is ill-suited to provide adequate resolutions. In the past ten years, I have developed my knowledge and training in mediation and collaborative law. In addition to my private practice, I am a volunteer mediator at Community Dispute Resolution Center in Ithaca, NY, and am currently the vice-president of the Ithaca Area Collaborative Law Professionals practice group. I also volunteer as a legal presenter for the Parents Apart Program in Tompkins County, a six-hour class that offers parents information and guidance in helping their children adjust to their separation and divorce.

I am divorced, have two adult children, and also teach ballroom dance at Cornell University.

Education

  • JD, Cornell Law School, 1994
  • BS, Business Administration, State University of New York at Albany, 1981 magna cum laude
  • Licensed to practice Law in the State of New York, 1995

Professional Activities

Professional Training

  • 2001, Attorney for the Child training, NYS Third Department
  • Yearly, Attorney for the Child continuing education, NYS Third Department
  • 2005, Mediation Training, Community Dispute Resolution Center of Tompkins County
  • 2005, Mediation Training, Center for Mediation in Law
  • Yearly, Advanced Mediation Training, Center for Mediation in Law
  • Yearly, Advanced Mediation Training, NYS Council on Divorce Mediation
  • 2006, Basic Collaborative Law Training
  • Yearly, Advanced Collaborative Law continuing education
  • 2011, International Academy of Collaborative Practice Forum, San Francisco, CA
Attorney Advertising. This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.
© 2011 Iska Ziver | Website Design and Development by Flourish Design Studio Inc, Ithaca New York