About Joryn

Joryn Jenkins Book Mentor

  • Graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature at age 19, in 1976
  • Obtained her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown when she was just 23 years old
  • Taught as a full-time professor at Stetson University College of Law
  • Lexis published her first book, Florida Civil Motions Practice, in 1994
  • She also opened her own law firm in 1994

    • Joryn's first case as a sole practitioner was a successful appeal to the Florida Supreme Court


    • Won the Federal Bar Association 1997 President’s Award


    • Earned the prestigious A. Sherman Christensen Award, presented in the United States Supreme Court (awarded to only one person annually since 1986) in 2001


    • A federal judge once explained that Joryn's most admirable traits are her “dedication, innovative spirit, and hard work.”


    • Published War or Peace in 2014, and, shortly thereafter, in quick succession, published:
      • I Never Saw My Father Again (2014)
      • A Free Divorce Handbook (2014)
      • Managing Your Collaborative Practice for Passion & Profit  (2015)
      • Changing the Way the World Gets Divorced  (2015)
      • A Free Divorce Handbook, How to Organize a Collaborative Divorce Pro Bono Project(2015)
      • From Lawyer to Law Firm, How to Manage a Successful Law Business (2016)
      • Champions of Collaborative Divorce, Changing the Way the World Gets Divorced
      • The Divorce Puzzle, Connecting the Pieces Collaboratively (2017)
      • From Rookie to Rainmaker, How to Grow Your Law Business (2017)
    • While practicing primarily family law, has also handled nearly fifty appeals, most of them successfully


    • Established Open Palm Press in 2016


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