Nancy Foster is a lawyer-mediator who has focused on non-adversarial processes for resolving divorces for more than 22 years. She is the Director and principal mediator and trainer at the Northern California Mediation Center in northern San Rafael. Her passion is the study and practice of communication and negotiation skills. She fosters respect and reciprocity in conflict resolution through non-defensive yet powerful communication. Nancy has presented at numerous law schools and conferences. She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, has served as President of the Northern California Mediation Association, Vice-President of Marin County Women Lawyers, is Secretary on the Board of Collaborative Practice Marin, is Program Chair for the ADR Section of the Marin County Bar Association and is an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Family Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution.