Michael Aurit

Michael wrote an article for Mediate.com about the successes and challenges for individuals pursuing ADR early in their careers.  He champions the choice and further calls on the ADR community to "help create an environment where the inclusion of young mediators is not a matter of if or how, but simply a matter of yes, and now."  Michael started his own mediation firm in Scottsdale, Arizona after graduating with his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from The Straus Institute at Pepperdine Law.  Discussing his own career path, he wrote:

"Beginning my own journey to build a private family mediation practice was met with a fair share of naysayers and less than supportive professionals at the local, academic, and organizational levels. With time, and a great deal of persistence, I was lucky enough to find those inspiring few, at each level, who gave me the courage, perspective, and the tools move forward and keep me going as a young professional mediator. It is amazing what can happen when some dedicated support is matched with a dream."

You can read the full article here:  http://www.mediate.com/articles/AuritFuture.cfm

Michael is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona and the State Bar of California. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Academy of Professional Family Mediators. He is a member of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, where he has served as National conference faculty. He is also a member of The Association for Conflict Resolution and Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators. He is a contributor to The Huffington Post.