Jocelyn Wurzburg Mediation

5159 WHEELIS, STE 101
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 38117-4519
Phone: (901) 684-1332
Fax: (901) 684-6693
wurzburg@mediate.com

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ABOUT JOCIE

Memphis' First Professional Mediator

Read an article about me from Rhodes College “Energized by Issues”

Bar Admissions (retired from law as of 2005):

Tennessee, 1980
U.S. Federal Court, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Education:

Over 600 hours of Mediation Training

University of Memphis  Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, TN , 1979, J.D.

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN , 1965, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology


Positions:

Solo Practitioner, 1982 – Present
Williams, Benham & McDaniel, Associate, 1981 - 1982


Honors:

Shelby County Diversity Award. 2008

Women of Achievement, 1990, for Courage

National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1981, Community Service

Fifty Women Who Make a Difference, 1st Class, 1997 Women’s News of Memphis


Past / Present Appointments:

Present
Tennessee Gov Bredesen has appointed me to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, our state’s anti-discrimination commission.

1996 – Present
Tennessee Family Law Code Revision Commission,
Appointed by Tenn Bar Association

1976 - 1977
U.S. Commission for the Observance of International Women's Year,
Appointed by President  Gerald Ford

1972 - 2000
U. S. Commission on Civil Rights, , State Advisory Committee Chair 

Appointed originally by the Hon. Arthur Fleming

1976 - 1977
Minority Business Resource Center of The Federal Railroad Admin.
Appointed by Secretary William Coleman

1969 - 1975
TN Commission for Human Rights,
Appointed by Gov. W. Dunn,

Union of American Hebrew Congregations: Chair of the Changing Jewish Family Comm.  
Appointed by President Eric Yoffe

1976-2002
Union of American Hebrew Congregations: Commission on Social Action,
Appointed by President Alex Schindler

Commission on Arson of Churches
Appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist

Beale Street Historic Foundation and the Police/Community Relations Committee
 Appointed by Mayor Wyeth Chandler 

Family Law Code Revision Commission (rewriting all Tennessee Family Law)
Appointed by the Tennessee Bar Association

Present  / Past Affiliations: 

(Professional Association listed under Services)

Founder,  Mediation Association of Tennessee

Memphis Bar Association, 1981-present 

Chair, Section of Family Law, 1995 - 1996   & ADR Committee

Founder,  Panel of American Women, Memphis Chapter  1968 - 1975

Founder, Jazz Society of Memphis

Various women and human rights organizations : NAACP, NOW, AARP, Women’s Political Caucus, NARAL, LWV, ACLU, Concord Coalition, Common Cause.   (e-mail for a full list of associations)

Representative Clients:

Shelby County Government

United States Postal Service

E.E.O.C. Panel

Dept. of Justice, ADA claims (Key Bridge Foundation)


Classes / Seminars Taught:

Mediation,

Various Bar Associations for CLE

Basic 40 hour course in Mediation

Student Peer Mediation Training - All Shelby County High Schools


Personal

Born 1940 and reared in Memphis, Tn

Three children, two grandchildren

Divorced

Beginner Banjo frailer and guitar picker – but I play a competent stereo!


Certification of mediation specialist is not currently available in Tennessee. Approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Alternate Dispute Commission under its Rule 31 for civil law and family law cases.


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