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Morna Ellis

Morna Ellis is a dispute resolution professional with substantial experience in both civil and domestic relations disputes. She has served as a neutral in more than two thousand cases, referred from both the courts and the private sector.  Ms. Ellis has been certified as a mediator by the Supreme Court of Virginia since 1994 and is an approved trainer and mentor. She is a member of the American Bar Association, International and Family Law sections; Virginia State Bar; Virginia Bar Association; International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP); Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP); Collaborative Professionals of Richmond (CPR); and Richmond Divorce Collaborative Professionals (RCDP). Ms. Ellis serves on the ABA Section of International Law Task Force on International Parental Child Abduction Mediation, the Virginia State Bar/Virginia Bar Association Joint ADR Council and has served on numerous Supreme Court of Virginia committees related to mediation, including the Training and Standards Committee. She teaches Collaborative Law at the University of Richmond, and is a frequent speaker on mediation and dispute resolution. Ms. Ellis was the founder and director of Commonwealth Mediation Group, Inc. (CMG), which provided ADR services, including mediation and training to courts, businesses and individuals for more than fifteen years. She is President of CMG Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to help resolve disputes amicably in our community by offering affordable alternative dispute resolution solutions and training. She is also a founding director of ACCORD Global, llc., incorporated in 2010 to provide ADR services to global families, addressing parental child abduction and relocation issues and training to professionals on cross border issues. Ms. Ellis is a partner in CMG Collaborative Law Offices, plc.

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