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Ms. Saltmarsh’s Academic Credentials & Awards:

Family Law, Collaborative Law, Mediation, WillsFlorida State University, B.A. , magna cum laude, Honors in English, 1978

Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Iota Tau honoraries (Florida State University)

University of Texas, J.D., 1986

American Jurisprudence Awards in Marital Relations & Divorce, and Wills & Estates, 1986 (UT School of Law)

Givens Distinguished Scholar 1974-75

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Scholar, U.S. Congress, 1976

Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1992-Present

Member, Courthouse Security Committee, Travis County Commissioners Court, 1991-92

Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law, 2017-Present

Pro Bono Award, Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, 2009

Past Chair, Women Lawyers’ Section, Williamson County Bar Association

Past Chair, Family Law Section of Austin Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors of Austin Bar Association, 2017-Present

Board Member, Collaborative Divorce Austin, 2017-Present

Member, Preservation Committee of Austin Bar Association, 2019-Present

Member, Pro Bono Committee of Austin Bar Association, 2019-Present

Member, Texas Family Law Specialists

Member, Travis County Family Law Advocates

 

Specialized Training in Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution:

Settlement Week Training, beginning in 1990, for Travis County District Courts, Austin

Basic Mediation Training, 1998, Texas Senate and Texas A & M University System

Family Law Mediation Training, 1998, South Texas College of Law

Basic Collaborative Law Training, 2003, Tampa

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, November 2010

Basic and Advanced Collaborative Law Training, Nova Southeastern University, 2017

New Ways for Families Training Seminar, High Conflict Institute, 2013; NWFF Update Training, 2015

AFCC Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2018

Multiple CLE seminars featuring Mediation, Collaborative Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution topics, 1990-Present

Member of Central Texas Collaborative Law Group, 2001-2002, 2008-2010

Member of Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, 2010-Present

Board Member of Collaborative Law Texas practice law group, 2010-Present

Member of Collaborative Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2010-Present

Mediated Family Law and other legal disputes since 1990

Mediated Family Law and Personal Injury cases during Travis County and Williamson County Settlement Weeks

Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections of the Austin Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas

 

Professional & Community Service:

Recipient, Pro Bono Award, Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, 2009

Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

Travis County Bar Association, Judicial Affairs Committee, 1992-93, 1996-98, and 2010-Present

TCBA/AYLA Mentor Program Committee, Member, 1990-94 and 1996-98, and Chairperson 1993-94 and 1996-98

Travis County Bar Assoc. Legal Services to the Indigent Committee, Member, 1991-93, and Co-Chairperson 1992-93

Travis County Bar Association Board of Directors, 1991-92

Austin Young Lawyers Association, Co-Chairperson, It’s the Law Committee, 1990-92

Travis County Women Lawyers Association