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Mr. Bort has practiced family law for more than twenty five years, and is a member of Doris Jonas Freed Matrimonial Inn of Court, a member of the Chester County Bar Association, the Delaware County Bar Association, a member of the PBA Family Law Section, the Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section, the Montgomery Bar Association Mediation Committee, and the PBA Alternative Dispute Committee.

Mr. Bort is a Mediator with the court-connected Custody Program of Montgomery County since 1999, previously a Director of the Board of the Montgomery Conflict Mediation Center, an Arbitrator with the U.S. District Court (EDPA), and Delaware County Court of Common Pleas and Montgomery Court of Common Pleas.

Professional Training and Certifications

  • Mediation Training, Community Dispute Settlement Program, 1994
  • Child Custody Mediation Training, 1995 (CDSP 40 hrs.)
  • Divorce & Custody Mediation, 1999. (AFM approved 40 hrs.)
  • Special Topic on Ethics: Dual Professions and Mediation, November 2000
  • Custody Mediation Orientation Program, 1999 and 2001
  • Mediation Process, Purpose & Perspectives, November 2002
  • The Impact of Grief and Loss in Family Mediation, 2004
  • Hot Topics in Mediation, February 2004
  • Creativity in Mediation, March 2004
  • Training for Mediation Coaches, September 2004
  • Spin, Counterspin: How Lawyers Manipulate Mediators, September 2006
  • Expand Your Practice and Productivity as a Client Coaching Mediator, November 2006

 

Past and Present Professional Organizations

  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Academy of Family Mediators
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, Delaware County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, Chester County Bar Association
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Delaware County Bar Association
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Montgomery County
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Mediation Committee, Montgomery County Family Law Section

 

Dispute Resolution Experience

  • Mediator, Court-connected Custody Program, Montgomery County
  • Mediator, Center for Resolutions, Media, Pennsylvania
  • Mediator, Montgomery County Mediation Center, Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Mediator, Community Dispute Settlement Program, Media, Pennsylvania
  • Mediator, Private (1994-Present)
  • Arbitrator, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Arbitrator, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas
  • Arbitrator, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas

 

Presenter

  • From Issues to Process: The Choices that Lead to Peace - Institute for Individual and World Peace
  • Center for Resolutions-Custody Mediation Training, October 2006
  • Introduction to Montgomery County Custody Mediation Orientation Program, 2001 – 2011
  • People’s Law School, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2003 and 2004

 

Other Relevant Experience

  • Member of Board of Montgomery Conflict Mediation Center 2009 – 2013
  • Trustee of Dunwoody Village, a non-profit continuing care retirement community since 2013
  • Main Line Today top Lawyer 2012, and 2013