Melissa Listed among SuperLawyers in Washington, DC

SuperLawyers has again listed Melissa Kucinski on its list of the Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in DC for 2023 and its list of the Top 100 D.C. SuperLawyers for 2023. SuperLawyers evaluates lawyers annually, and measures its candidates against twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement as part of its selection process.

Melissa presents on mediation in Abu Dhabi, UAE

On April 28, 2023, Melissa co-presented on the topic of international family mediation, cross-jurisdictional mediation, and U.S. mediation practice before approximately 130 family lawyers from across the globe at a conference in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Melissa was joined by co-panelists from Australia, England, South Africa, and Singapore.

Melissa Co-Chairs Conference in New York

On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, Melissa co-chaired a conference for the New York State Bar Association on advanced issues in the Hague Abduction Convention. Melissa routinely serves as expert and consultant on issues of international parental child abduction. Melissa co-chairs the NYSBA’s International Family Law committee.

Melissa named Interruptor on International Law

Melissa was named an Interruptor on International Law by Melissa has joined a list of leading women in the field of international law who are interrupting an otherwise male-dominated profession by showcasing her expertise in the field of international family law. See the list of extraordinary international law interruptors here.

Melissa to Present to American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Melissa will present at the AAML’s annual Maryland-Virginia-D.C. retreat on April 15th, where she will speak about Golan v. Saada, the most recent Hague Abduction Convention case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2022. The case was remanded, and has had some significant further proceedings. The case itself is still ongoing. Read more …

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Melissa appointed co-chair of AAML’s International Law Committee

Melissa has been appointed as the Co-Chair of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer‘s International Law Committee. The AAML is a membership organization that requires the highest standards in practice and ethics for family lawyers throughout the United States. Membership requires an extensive application, recommendation, and examination process, followed by an invitation to join.

Melissa co-presents on representing children in their parents international abduction cases

On October 18th, Melissa, a seasoned child’s attorney and author of the American Bar Association’s handbook on representing children in domestic and international cases, co-presented with James Netto of London, England for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts on the ins and outs of representing minor children in their parents’ international parental child abduction …

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