About Alan L. Nobler 

 I have been an active practitioner working with families since 1968.

In 1999 I decided that I was no longer comfortable walking the line between litigation (adversarial representation) and mediation / collaborative work.  In late 1999 I officially stopped doing litigation cases to concentrate on settling cases according to the needs and interests of the parties.  When cases cannot be settled through mediation or collaboration I have been successful connecting my clients with litigators who can best represent them in court.

 I have been a trainer in Collaborative Practice since 2000 and have spoken to the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Idaho.  I served on the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Public Education Committee and primarily train for Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley throughout California and Hawaii.  I have conducted classes for IACP in San Antonio, Vancouver, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles.  I have spoken to the Silicon Valley Bar Association and to the San Francisco Bar Association.

 A graduate of San Jose State University in 1964 (B.S. Business) and the University of Santa Clara in 1968 (Juris Doctor), I was admitted to the California Bar in 1968.  When the State Bar of California first certified Family Law as a specialty in 1980, I took the necessary tests to complete the specialty certification, achieving certification that same year.  I have also become a certified mediator with Santa Clara County and am a qualified Alternate Dispute Resolution provider for the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

 In addition to the continuing education required by the Bar to maintain certification as a family law specialist, I have also taken classes in and taught the collaborative process.  For my first 30 years in practice, I also did traditional civil litigation.                               

 I am currently the Chair of the Association of Collaborative Law Attorneys (NoCourt.org) and a member of the Collaborative Law Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.  I have been an active member of the California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and served on their board for many years. 

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