Diana K. Bangert-Drowns
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Attorney Bangert-Drowns has earned a BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® listing for her professionalism and ethics.
- New York, 1988
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
- Wayne State University, J.D., 1984
- University of Michigan, B.A., 1981
Associations and memberships
Albany County and New York State Bar Associations (1988—present); State Bar of Michigan (Member, 1984—1987); Capital District Women’s Bar Association (Member, 1993—present), Board of Directors, 1993—1997); Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District, Board of Directors, President-Elect; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Collaborative Practice Trainings
June 2014: Navigating Emotional Currents of Collaborative Divorce, presented by Lisa Herrick, Ph.D., and Kate Scharff, M.S.W. (2 day training)
June 2013: Advanced Collaborative Practice Training, presented by Victoria Smith, JD, C.Med., Cert. CFM (FMC), and, Sheila Brown, MSW, RSW, Acc.FM (2 day training)
March 2012: Mediation Training, 2 day program presented by Mediation Matters
February 2010: Taking it to the Next Level, 1 day program presented by Paula Tessler
June 2009: Intermediate Collaborative Training: Interest-Based Negotiation Skills, Resolution of High Conflict Collaborative Cases, and Ethical Considerations in the Collaborative Process
April 2008: Basic Collaborative Law Training (2 day training)
In addition to the above, Diana regularly receives continuing legal education in the area of matrimonial and family law, and monthly seminars on the subjects of collaborative practice and matrimonial law.
Data shows that approximately one-half of first marriages end in divorce. The statistics are even more daunting for second and third marriages, with up to three quarters of those marriages failing. Though many divorces are bitter and destructive, it is possible to end a marriage with dignity, and where there are children, to restructure the family in a way that is best for everyone.