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Nancy Cleaves

Adjunct Faculty


Master of Science in Legal Administration MSLA

Professional Biography

Nancy entered the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in 2000 and has successfully mediated over 3500 cases in Carson City, Douglas County, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and surrounding areas in Northern Nevada for more than 18 years. She is a member, or has been a member, for the following mediation panels:

  • Nevada 1st, 2nd & 9th Judicial District Courts, Custody & Juvenile Dependency Mediator
  • Federal IV-D Services Custody Mediator for Nevada's 2nd Judicial District Court
  • Nevada Department of Education, (NDE) Special Education Mediator & IEP Facilitator
  • Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County Custody & Justice Court Mediator

She has a private mediation practice in Carson City, Nevada, offers ADR Program Design Consulting and co-facilitates a 30-hour Advanced Divorce/Custody Mediation Training annually. Nancy has obtained over 230 hours in Advanced Mediation Certifications and has mediated over 3,500 cases.

She has a Master of Science Degree in Legal Administration (MSLA) from University of Denver, College of Law n/k/a Sturm College of Law and a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Social Science (Social Work/Sociology) from the University of Wyoming.