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Attorney Emeritus Richard Mandell

Attorney Emeritus Richard Mandell

Tel: 845.294.2616
Fax: 845.294.3861
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Richard-Mandell-HeadshotAttorney Emeritus Richard Mandell is a former Child Support Magistrate and is one of the most highly respected divorce mediators in the state. He has been the prime mover in Orange County with regard to innovative programs for divorce and separating parents for the last thirty years. He started the Dispute Resolution Center in Orange and Sullivan Counties. He wrote statewide training manuals for mediators on custody and visitation issues and he organized the first educational program in Orange County for parents going through custody disputes and then lectured in the PEACE Program and the Parents Apart program since the mid-nineties.

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Bar Admissions:
New York, 1974

University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1964-67
Dartmouth College, B.A. 1960-64

Honors and Awards:
Outstanding Service Award, Orange County Bar Association, 2014
Rose Rosen Award, Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan County, 2002
Liberty Bell Award, jointly presented by Orange County Bar Association and Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan County, 2001

Past Employment:
Support Magistrate, Orange County Family Court, 1985-2004
Founder and Executive Director, Orange County Mediation Project (now known as Dispute Resolution Center of Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, and Putnam Counties), 1982-1985
Private practice of law, Partner in Mandell and Charde, Warwick, NY, 1975-1982
Counsel to the Mayor’s Development Offices, Office of the Mayor, New York, NY, 1970-1974

Other Experience:
Organization of the Orange County Collaborative Divorce Practice Group and the Early Neutral Evaluation Program, Co-author of training materials for custody and visitation mediation and the PEACE parent education program,
Staff Attorney, Tolland-Windham Legal Aid Program, Willimantic, CT, 1969-70
Michigan Law School Fellowship to National University of Mexico, Mexico City, 1968