APFM 2019 Annual Conference


This address was recorded at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators in Boston, Massachusetts.

Presented by Larry Jones and Ken Neumann.


Larry Jones

With over thirty years of experience, Lawrence Jones is one of the most well-known names and respected figures in New Jersey’s legal community (see career highlights). Distinguishing himself first as an attorney, then a social advocate, and then as a Superior Court Judge, Lawrence Jones has devoted his professional life to practical problem solving, and has helped develop and shape laws while educating the public on relevant issues. Retiring from the Bench in 2017, Jones currently writes and speaks on legal issues, and serves as a mediator and arbitrator in contested cases.

Kenneth Neumann

Kenneth Neumann is a Founding Board member of the ACADEMY OF PROFESSIONAL FAMILY MEDIATORS and was an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Family Section. He is a Founding Board Member and Past President of the NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON DIVORCE MEDIATION. Ken also serves on the Board of the ASSOCIATION OF DIVORCE FINANCIAL PLANNERS. Ken has received training as both a family therapist and as a Clinical School Psychologist. He has been working with parents and children going through the divorce process for over 35 years. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and has been actively involved in the training of family mediators since 1983.