Anne Reiser

French (mother tongue), fluent in English, good understanding of German and Italian.
  • 1984 : Admitted to practice at the Geneva Bar.
  • 1982 : Master’s Degree in Law, University of Geneva.
  • 1977 : Classical Studies Degree from the Collège Calvin, Geneva.
  • 1976 : American High School Diploma from Doylestown Academy, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
Member of the Geneva Bar Association, member of the Swiss Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the International Association of Lawyers, the American Bar Association and the Ichoba Association for the Regulation of Family Disputes.
  • Member of the Examination Board for Admission to the Geneva Bar.
  • Lecturer in Matrimonial Law on the ECAV course at the University of Geneva
  • Speaker on the University of Fribourg’s Masters Course on International Divorce law and Children in Divorce law (Prof. Christina Fountoulakis).
  • Lecturer in Matrimonial Law on the Geneva Bar Association’s Annual Seminar on Continuing Education (‘Law Marathon Programme’)
  • Lecturer in Matrimonial Law on the Swiss Bar Association’s Specialist Matrimonial Law Certification Course for practising Swiss attorneys.
Anne Reiser is regularly interviewed on Swiss national television and radio (‘RTS’) and on Geneva local radio (‘Radio Lac’) about developments in family law. She is regularly published in the main Geneva newspapers and political periodicals (‘Bilan, Le Temps, la Tribune de Genève, Le Matin Dimanche’). See Publications and Media section for more.
  • 2008 – 2017: Speaker at the yearly Colloquium on Cross-Border Law, which brings together members of the Bars of Thonon-les-Bains, Geneva, Vaud, Valais and of the Chamber of Notaries of Geneva and Savoy;
  • 2006-2016: Lecturer in Marital Law for the Swiss Training Center for Investment Professionals (‘AZEK/CIWM’)
  • 2005 – 2010 : Lecturer in Estate and Matrimonial Planning after retirement in Switzerland and abroad at the United Nations (‘UN’) and the International Labour Organisation (‘ILO’);
  • 2007 – 2010 : Associate Judge of the Geneva Cantonal Social Security Tribunal.
  • 2004 à 2008 : Member of the Observations on Crime Jury of the Visions du Réel Documentary Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland
  • 1996 – 2003 : President of the Geneva Bar Association Consultation Service.
  • 1996 – 2002 : Former member of the Board of the Geneva Bar Association.
  • 1985 – 1998 : Member of the Commission of Experts for the Federal Accounting Certificate Examination set by the Swiss Association of Commercial Employees.
  • 1985 – 1991 : Membre du Comité du Centre d’Études Économiques et de Gestion.
  • 1985 à 1991 : Member of the Committee of the Geneva Centre for Economic and Management Studies.
  • 2014: Founder of the ‘Association Ichoba’, the only multidisciplinary ADR centre for Swiss and International Matrimonial and Children disputes in Geneva. The centre was founded in November 2014 with the collaboration of tax lawyers, notaries, mediators, legal experts, social workers, children psychologists, psychiatrists and family psychotherapists.
  • Moderator, legal contributor, and speaker at the Neuchâtel Family Mediation Association’s Seminar on Family Mediation, in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Amicable and Jurisdictional Conflict Management Methods and the University of Neuchâtel;
  • 2007: Seminar organiser and round-table participant at the Seminar on the Consequences of Family Breakdown for Single-Parent Families in collaboration with the Haute École de Travail Social of Geneva;
  • 2003/2004 : roject leader, coordinator and organiser of a mock trial at the University of Geneva to celebrate the University’s Centenary Academic Holiday (“Dies Academicus”), in cooperation with the Unité Passerelle Science Cité, the Education Office and Deans of the Faculties of Law and Medicine of the University of Geneva; the Administration of Justice; the Geneva Bar Association ; the School and Media Office of the Geneva Department of Public Education; and Léman Bleu Television.
  • O2000 – 2002: Organiser of open days in Geneva courts, during which judges and attorneys answered questions from the public.
  • Organisation of the event ‘Journées de la Permanence de l’Ordre des Avocats’, in which judges, attorneys-at-law, public officials, court officials and other participants were invited to gather in a public forum and engage in debates concerning the social and judicial treatment of specific subject areas (such as employment, accidents or family matters), in collaboration with the Geneva Bar Association, the Administration of Justice and the Geneva Canton Administration.
  • 1999-2000: Organiser of a six-month training course for attorneys serving as child guardians in preparation for the coming into force of the new Swiss divorce law (in collaboration with the Service for the Protection of Minors; the Medical Educational Service of the Youth Office; the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of the Geneva Hospitals; the General Child Guardian Service of Geneva; and the Judicial Administration of Geneva, and the Geneva Bar Association.
  • 1985-2000: Lecturer in Commercial Law at the Geneva School of Management and Communications, and at the IFAGE School.
  • 1985-1990: Organiser of conferences on business law issues at the Geneva Centre for Economic and Management Studies