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Education
- Brandeis University, B.A., American Studies with Legal Studies Program, 1990
- St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D.,  1993
- Alamo Area Law Enforcement Academy, Basic Police Course, TCLEOSE certified police instructor, 1994
- A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center. Basic Mediation Training, 2005

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The Advanced Building Blocks of Mediation - Family Law, 2008

Professional History
- Law Office of Barbara E. Scharf-Zeldes.  San Antonio, Texas, Solo Practitioner, 1996 - Present
- Group Legal Services.  San Antonio, Texas, Staff Attorney, 1994 - Present

Professional Activities and Affiliations
- District 10 Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Member, 1996 - 1999
- San Antonio Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present
- San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Member, 1995 - 1999
- San Antonio Family Law Section, Member, 1998 - Present
- Family Law Section of the State Bar, Member, 1998 - Present
- Bexar County Women's Bar Foundation, Bench Brunch Raffle Chair, 2002
- San Antonio Elder Law Section, 2004 - Present
- Real Estate, Probate and Tax Section of the State Bar, 1998 - Present
- District Courts Committee, Member, 2005 - Present
- College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2004 - Present
- Bexar County Women's Bar Association, Elder Law Handbook Committee, 2007

Community Involvement
- Brandeis University Alumni Admissions Council, 1990 - Present
- Young Women's Division Chair, Jewish Federation of San Antonio, 2000
- Co-Chair, Community Relations Council, Jewish Federation of San Antonio, 2002 - 2003
- Chair, Community Relations Council, Jewish Federation of San Antonio, 2003 - 2005
- Director, Barshop Jewish Community Center, 2001- 2002
- Trustee, Congregation Agudas Achim, 2002- Present
- Chair, Z'havah, Congregation Agudas Achim, 2007
- San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind, Director and Committee Chair, 2007 - Present
- San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2007 - Present
- Rotary Club, Member, 2007 - Present
- SA 100, Member, 2007 - Present
- Catholic - Jewish Chanukah Commemoration Commitee, 2007 - Present
- The Patient Institute, Board of Advisors, 2008 - Present

Articles and Presentations
- Author, The Living Will: A Right to Die, Centurion, Dec., 1994
- Author, Child Support & the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas, Centurion, Jan., 1998
- Author, Child Support & the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas, Grapevine, Jan., 1998

- Author, Why are They Bothering Me Now?, Centurion, Apr., 2000
- Author, Guardianships, Grapevine, Dec., 2000
- Author, Who is in Control of your Medical Decisions?, Centurion, 2006 and Grapevine, 2006
- Author, The Living Will, Centurion, 2006 and Grapevine, 2006
- Author, Who's Handling My Money?, Centurion,  2006 and Grapevine, 2006
- Author, Do I Need a Living Will?, Centurion, 2006 and Grapevine, 2006
- Author, Brighten Your Client's Day,San Antonio Lawyer, Sep. - Oct., 2007
- Author, From Lassos to Law: Judge Polly Jackson Spencer, San Antonio Lawyer, Nov. - Dec., 2007
- Author/Speaker, Hot Topic: Wills & Probate, Extreme Family Law Makeover 2008, Feb. 29, 2008
- Author/Speaker, Cogs in the Wheel - When Family Law & Guardianship Meet, Feb. 12 -13, 2009
- Author/Speaker, Probate & Family Law Interactions, Advanced Elder Law Seminar, Houston, Mar. 5, 2009