Monday, February 16, 2015

Fran Brochstein's Resume



Bar Admissions

2009                 Admitted to the U. S. Supreme Court
1991                 Admitted to State Bar of Texas


1990                 J. D., South Texas College of Law
1990                 Summer Internship with the 247th Harris County Family Court
1989                 Tulane Law School summer school in Jerusalem, Israel
1976                 B. S., University of Houston in Business Technology
1972-74            Attended University of Texas in Austin
1972                 Graduated from Bellaire High School


Additional Mediation, Collaborative Law & Ad Litem/Amicus Training

2014                 AVDA Pro Bono Legal Training  - Service by Publication

2013                 Parenting Coordinator Training

2012                 Arbitration Training & Domestic Violence in Mediation Training

2011                 Elder and Adult Care Family Law Mediation Training & CPS Mediation Training

2009                 Amicus/Ad Litem Training & Thought Resolution Protocol Mediation Training

2007                 Advanced Mediation Training & Transformative Mediation Training

2005                 Family Law Mediation Training – DRC & Amicus Attorney Training                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
2004                 Basic Mediation Training – DRC

2003                 Advanced Collaborative Law Training

2001                 Basic Collaborative Law Training

2000                 Ad Litem Practice in Family Law Courts


Current Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas & Houston Bar Association

Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) & Family Law Sections

College of the State Bar of Texas

Houston Bar Foundation – Life Fellow           

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) – Houston Chapter & the National Organization

Association of Attorney-Mediators (AAM)

Texas Association of Mediators (TAM)

Texas Mediator Roundtable

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA) – Credentialed Mediator since 11/2008 and now an Credentialed Advanced Mediator since 11/2012

Current Board Positions:

Association for Conflict Resolution – Houston

Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity – Houston Alumni


Honors & Awards

2013 & 2014     Named one of the best family law attorneys in Houston by Houstonia Magazine

2005-2014        Volunteer at the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center & Houston Volunteer Lawyers

2008-2011        Equal Access Champion – from the HBA, Houston Bar Foundation & HVLP

2008                 Outstanding President of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity - Houston Alumni Senate

2002                 Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Pro Bono Work  - Houston Volunteer Lawyers

1992                 AIDS Advocate Award from the Bar Association for Human Rights

1989                 Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity – Outstanding Member at S. TX. College of Law

1989 & 1990     Who’s Who Among Law School Students

1990                 STCL Student Bar Award for Outstanding Service

1989                 STCL – Dean’s list – Spring Semester


Trainer on Mediation

Harris County Dispute Resolution Center – Family Law Mediation Training

Manousso Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Training


Former Non-Profit Board Positions:

National President - Phi Gamma Nu Business Fraternity, 2007 and 2008
President - Houston Alumni of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, 2006 and 2007
Board member - Steven’s House, 1995 – 2003
Board member - International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers, 2004-2008
President – American Business Women’s Association – Galleria Chapter, 1983
Board member – Houston Blood-donor Volunteers, 1979 & 1980



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