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Nancy Shuger
Nancy Shuger

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Nancy Shuger

NANCY B. SHUGER began working as a trained mediator in 2011 after serving 18 years as a trial judge, handling civil and criminal matters, and settling hundreds of cases. Her practice is multi-cultural, focusing primarily on family, small business,workplace and congregational matters. She is experienced in dealing with diverse individuals and cases; she enjoys working with self-represented litigants. She helps parties achieve realistic results,as an alternative to, or in the context of,litigation. She offers a positive way to resolve conflict without the stress, cost, and uncertainty of litigation. She helps parties discover common interests and resolve disputes themselves. She views mediation as effective whether parties desire to address differences in an ongoing relationship, or to reach a mutually agreeable solution to a single dispute. Her approach is calm, empathetic, and focused; her analytical and listening skills are excellent; and her concern for neutrality is deep. Her preferred mediation style is facilitative. Most often she uses the facilitative, transformative, and evaluative models in combination as the situation requires. She is located in Baltimore and offers services throughout Maryland and other states.


NANCY B. SHUGER served for 18 years as a judge on the District Court of Maryland, handling civil and criminal matters.(Now she sits part-time as a judge, in addition to working as a mediator.) Before that she held several public lawyer positions, including service as an Assistant Attorney General and Principal Counsel to the Maryland Department of Human Resources; Managing Attorney of a rural legal aid office in Washington state; Faculty in a clinical law program of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; and Advocacy Director of the Maryland Council on Developmental Disabilities.

ADR Experience

NANCY B. SHUGER brings over 25 years of experience as a trial judge to her career as a mediator. She has conducted settlement conferences in tort and contract actions, and settled hundreds of civil cases, including matters involving custody and visitation and landlord-tenant and other housing disputes. She is experienced in, and enjoys,working with self-represented litigants.
Mediation is provided remotely by audio and video conferencing.

Approach

NANCY B. SHUGER views mediation as a creative, positive way for individuals, families, businesses, congregations,and other organizations to resolve conflict. From her years a trial judge, she is experienced in dealing with diverse individuals and cases; she enjoys working with self-represented litigants. She helps parties achieve realistic results, either as an alternative to, or in the context of, litigation. She offers a creative, positive way for individuals, businesses, families, congregations, and other organizations to resolve conflict without the stress, cost and uncertainty of litigation. She helps parties discover common interests and resolve disputes themselves. She views mediation as effective whether the parties desire to address differences in an ongoing relationship, or to reach a mutually agreeable solution to a single dispute. Her approach is calm, empathetic, and focused; her analytical and listening skills are excellent; and her concern for neutrality is deep. Her preferred mediation style is facilitative. Most often she uses the facilitative, transformative, and evaluative models in combination as the situation requires. She is committed to continuously improving her skills so she can provide excellent service as a mediator.

Education

J.D. University of Maryland Carey School of Law, 1974; recipient, Am. Jur. Prize for Contracts, Bernstein Prize for Maryland Law Forum Article, and Luther Martin Prize for Moot Court.

B.A., Cum Laude, Cornell University, 1971.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Nursing Home
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Special Education
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Parenting Coordinator

Mediations

125

Fees and Provisos

NANCY B. SHUGER’s fees are based either on an hourly rate or on a fixed fee schedule, as determined in consultation with the parties. She is open to discussing flexible payment arrangements. Discounts are available for military members and their families. Evening and weekend sessions are available.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • 2006 - Maryland Admin.Office of the Courts, 40 hours (Civil Mediation)
  • 2006 - Baltimore Mediation Center, 20 hours B Baltimore Mediation Center, 20 hours (Domestic Disputes) s)rdine University School of Law, 18 hours (Advanced Family Mediation)
  • 2010 - The National Judicial College, 40 hours (Civil Mediation)
  • 2012 - National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, 12 hours (Family Violence; Parenting Plans)
  • 2013 - Pepperdine U.School of Law, 18 hours (STAR I )
  • 2014 - Pepperdine U.School of Law, 18 hours (Family Law Mediation)
  • 2015 - Pepperdine U.School of Law, 18 hours (Congregational Peacemaking)
  • 2016 - Pepperdine U.School of Law, 18 hours (Advanced Family Mediation)
  • 2016 - The National Judicial College, 1 hour (Dismantling Stereotypes in Negotiations)
  • 2017 - Pepperdine U.School of Law, 18 hours (Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution)
  • 2019 - The National Judicial College, 1 hour (10 Ways to Achieve Settlement)
  • 2019 - Maryland State Bar Ass'n, 4 hours (Ethics, Emerging Trends, Practice Tips)
  • 2019 - The National Judicial College, 15 hours (Advanced Civil Mediation)
  • 2020 - The National Judicial College, 1.25 hours ( Civil Mediation in a Time of Social Distancing)
  • 2020 - Pepperdine U. School of Law, 1 hour (Cross-Cultural Challenges in COVID-19)
  • 2021 - Pepperdine U. School of Law, 1 hour (The Power of Reconciliation and Apology: Global Perspectives)
  • 2021 - Maryland State Bar Ass'n, 2 hours ( Standards of Conduct for Mediators)
  • 2021 - Maryland State Bar Ass'n, 20 hours (Divorce Mediation: Property and Financial Issues)
  • 2023 - Maryland State Bar Ass'n, 4.5 hours (Ethical Fading in Mediation)

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