About Nuria Gonzalez-Martin
Dr. Nuria Gonzalez-Martin is a family, civil and commercial mediator, certified by Mexico City’s Supreme Court, as well as a professor and senior researcher at the Law Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (since 1996).
As part of her ongoing comparative research in cross-border child abduction and protection issues, she is working to expand the use of ADR, as well as Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), for use in international family law cases. She is an advocate for the implementation of a group of highly trained and specialized international family mediators, who are bilingual and bicultural, in order to be truly effective in cross-border family cases.
She leads the efforts for the creation of a bi-national mediation program between Mexico and the United States for cases involving international parental child abduction and participated in a training event organized by the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C. in 2013. She was a speaker at the II International Family Mediation Training, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C. in 2015. She has organized and held conference events, which have included the participation of central authorities from Mexico and the US, including the State Department and the California Attorney General´s Office. The most recent was held in April 2018 at Stanford School of Law.
Dr. Gonzalez- Martin’s mediations are characterized by true empathy and rapport with the parties and their attorneys. She is committed to the implementation of a culture of peace.
Dr. Gonzalez-Martin earned the position of reserve judge at Sanlucar La Mayor, Seville, Spain through public competition and merit examinations, as published in the “Boletin Oficial del Estado” (Spanish Government official newsletter) on February 3, 1994. She held this position through 1995, participating in multiple civil and penal cases.
- Dr. Gonzalez-Martin, as a counselor to the Mexican Foreign Affair Ministry, has led mediations in a number of cases of international parental-child abductions involving the Mexican Central Authority, leading to a number of agreements in this field.
- She has mediated multiple local family, civil and commercial cases in Mexico City.
- In California, she has participated in the Palo Alto Mediation Program as an active member.