Associations & Memberships
The Florida Bar (Member, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, 1993-1995; Civil Procedures Rules Committee, 1989-1993; Simplified Forms Committee, 1993-1995, Chair, 1993-1994; Elder Law Section, 1999—, Advanced Directives Committee; Family Law Section, 1986— Member, Professional Ethics Committee, 2000— Chair, General Masters Committee, 1994-1995; Executive Council, 1992-2004; Nominating Committee, 1998— Legislation Committee, 1993—, Legislation Secretary, 1998-1999; Litigation Support Committee Chair, 1997— Chair Emeritus, 2001-2002; Vice Chair, Ethics & Attorney Fees Committee, 2001 - 2002; Member, Membership Committee, 2001-2002; Chair, Public Service Committee, 2002— Mental Health Professionals in Litigation Committee, Chair, 1994-1997; Rules Committee, 1989-1994 and 2003— (Chair, 2003-2004); General Master's Committee, Chair, 1994-1995; Nomenclature Committee, Chair, 2000-2001 and 2004-2005; Appellate Practice & Advocacy Section, 1995— Member, Legal needs of Children Committee, 1993 -1996; Public Interest Law Section, 1993-1996; Member, Legal needs of Children Committee, 1993 -1996; Author: "Discovery Sanctions: Does the Dog Bite?," Florida Bar Journal, December, 1990; "Know Your Mental Health Experts: Unlicensed Psychologist is an Oxymoron", Commentator, November, 1994; "Psychological Testing in Child Custody Evaluations," Commentator, February, 1995; "Jurisdiction in Child Custody Cases, Florida Dissolution of Marriage," Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 3rd ed; "Maximizing Tax Savings During Divorce Through Careful Selection of Tax Filing Status," Editor, Commentator, December, 1998. Senior Attorney, Department of Children & Families, O.P.S. Termination of Parental Rights, 1996 -1997; Of Counsel, Lieberman & Haber, P.A., 1992-1993; Karlan & Gerson, P.A., Vice President, 1987-1992; Owner, Law Offices of Charlotte E. Karlan, 1984-1987; Law Clerk to Hon. John J. Crews, Circuit Court, 1980-1983. Dade County (1992-1995), South Miami-Kendall (1987-1995), American (Member, Family Law Section, 1984-2007) Bar Association; First Family Law American Inn of Law Court, 1999-2006;.