Robin was trained at the Center for Family and Divorce Mediation in New York City, at the Center for Mediation in Law, at the Westchester Mediation Center, is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation and is an accredited mediator. She is also an attorney admitted to practice in New York since 1978 with extensive experience in the Westchester Courts and has worked closely with families and individuals for over 35 years.
Robin understands that mediation is about open and complete disclosure between parties and she creates an atmosphere where people feel safe to share their thoughts, feelings and needs. Robin works with the parties to create a plan as to how they will continue to support themselves and their families while ensuring the parties maintain control over the decisions which will affect their lives now and in the future. Robin educates the parties about the law so that they can make informed and intelligent decisions and encourages the parties to seek individual legal advice particularly at the conclusion of the process.
Robin Bauer, Esq. was admitted to the Bar in 1978. She graduated 5th in her class (1977) at the Washington School of Law (American University Law School, Magna Cum Laude). Robin’s first employment as an attorney was with the 9th Judicial District Grievance Committee, where she was employed for three years.
Robin joined the Westchester Legal Aid Society on September 22nd 1980 and has been employed at Westchester Legal Aid continuously serving in many capacities: She has tried cases: supervised the Yonkers region; supervised problem solving courts; argued cases before the Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division; and was instrumental in creating and presently handles the Mental Health court. She is the attorney supervisor for the Social Work Department and the office’s representative on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board. Robin Bauer is the president of the Board of Pre-trial Services. She was on the committee when the department of probation received a grant implementing Restorative Justice and participated in their training as a mediator.
Robin has served as a parent advocate in her local school district. She has also served on the board for National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI).