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Inside the Mediation Room with Guest Lara Traum

In this episode, Michael and Karen interview Lara Traum. Lara is an attorney and mediator in private practice, offering assistance in prenuptial, postnuptial, matrimonial, parenting coordination, and trust and estate matters.

Lara received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, cum laude, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and graduated with a Concentration in Family and Matrimonial Law and a Jacob Burns Medal for Scholastic Achievement. She received a B.A. from NYU. 

Lara is fluent in Russian and works with members of various cultural communities. She is the current President of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Zamir Choral Foundation, and a past director ont he Boards of COJECO (Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations) and the Townsend Harris Alumni Association.

Lara’s writing on mediation and family law has appeared in numerous publications, including her 2023 ABA Book “Effectively Representing Clients in Family Mediation” (coauthored with Forrest S. Mosten and Hon. Elizabeth Potter Scully), as well as chapters in other books and articles in academic journals. She has also worked as an assistant mediation trainer with Forrest S. Mosten.


Lara Traum

Lara Traum is a lawyer and mediator with Roytberg Traum Law and Mediation, PC., offering assistance in prenuptial, postnuptial, matrimonial, and trust and estate matters. She is fluent in Russian. Lara has been actively practicing as a mediator under NYS Unified Court System approval since 2013. She has completed training… MORE >


Michael Aurit

Michael Aurit helps aspiring and experienced mediators reach their greatest potential. He is a nationally respected professional mediator, prominent mediation trainer, and inspiring thought leader. As Director and Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Arizona, he has helped thousands of people resolve their divorce and child custody… MORE >


Karen Aurit

Karen Aurit believes that mediation is best taught from the inside out. She is a trailblazing mediation entrepreneur and trainer, mindfulness expert, and Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. As Director and Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Arizona, she has helped thousands of people resolve their… MORE >

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