DIANE FENER: Teacher, Lawyer, Author.
I'm a teacher, lawyer and writer whose job is helping people make their voices heard. You can listen to me each week on my free podcast, "LIfeLines." You can talk to me in person or on the phone at:
Diane Fener, Attorney At Law
The Law Office Of Diane Fener, Esq.
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite F-207
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (917) 426-7099/Fax:(212) 591-6073
EDUCATION: I earned my undergraduate degree from Boston University in liberal arts and wrote for local newspapers while studying Government at Brandeis University. I then moved to Washington, D.C., where I earned my Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown Law School.
Legal Experience. After completing my education, I was admitted to the bar association in New York; California; Washington, D.C. & Virginia. I began my legal career as a staff attorney for The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworksi and later served as Assistant Public Defender for the Virginia Public Defenders where I managed a three-year Innovative Demonstration Project with funding from the US Justice Department. I subsequently moved to New York and worked at Raoul Felder & Partners and at The Bronx Defenders. I am an active member of the New York State Bar Association and am appointed to the Committee on Families and the Law. I am also an active member of the New York City Bar Association where I am appointed to the Senior Lawyers Committee. I hold NY State Fiduciary License #649437 for guardianship assignments and I am an Attorney Emeritus in the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project. I've represented hundreds of clients in court trials and was recognized as a legal expert by: Dateline NBC, The New York Times, The Journal of The American Bar Association.
Teaching Experience. Licensed to teach school and certified to train attorneys, I'm equally at home in a courtroom or a classroom. In 2017, I was appointed Visiting Professor at The Center for International Legal Studies, a project of Boston University, and presented college-accredited lectures on constitutional law. In 2016, I was invited to direct Classroom Connect, a project of The University of California at Irvine’s Center for Citizens Peacebuilding, where I helped create an online curriculum for teaching conflict resolution. Throughout my career, I've presented lectures to college students and led workshops for lawyers about the workings of the justice system.
Writing Experience. I've been writing articles in newspapers and professional publications throughout my career. In 2018, I produced a weekly podcast where I interview writers about the process they use to convey their stories. You can listen to these episodes for free by clicking on the show title here: "Lifelines."