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Charlotte | Central Piedmont Community College Harris Conference Center

Thursday-Friday, December 8-9, 2016

Thursday Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:15a
Thursday Program: 8:55a-5:30p
Friday Program: 9:00a-4:30p

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Basic training in a new practice method for litigators, mediators, and employment, construction, estate, and business lawyers – and anyone else looking for a quicker, less expensive way to resolve disputes without destroying important relationships

Collaborative Practice is an alternative to any form of dispute resolution that leaves the relationship between the parties broken and the parties themselves frustrated by a loss of control over the way personal and business problems are being handled.

In Collaborative Practice, all parties – each represented by counsel – work in a cost and time effective manner to achieve a settlement that reflects the needs and interests of all, including an agreement that the collaborative lawyers will not take the matter to court themselves if the effort fails.

This concept works best when the disputing parties have an ongoing relationship with each other or with third parties that they wish to maintain.

Beside prompt and efficient resolution, other benefits include complete privacy of the proceeding with no public record, as well as allowing the parties to maintain control of the outcome – with no judge, jury or arbitrator dictating the result.

Planned by the NCBA Dispute Resolution and Labor & Employment Law Sections

Guest Speaker Michael Zeytoonian Sponsored by Lawyers Mutual

Product Information
Product Date:
December 08, 2016
  • Collaborative Practice in a Nutshell
  • The Paradigm Shift
  • The Collaborative Process (Part 1)
  • Initial Case Assessment and Attorney/Client Meeting
  • Demonstration of Initial Meeting with Client
  • Attorney Preparation for Collaborative Sessions
  • Demonstration of First Collaborative Session
  • Debrief of the First Collaborative Session Demonstration
  • Interest-based Negotiations
  • Ethical Considerations in Collaborative Practice
  • The Collaborative Process (Part 2)
  • Demonstration of Second Collaborative Session
  • Demonstration of the Post-Session Attorney Session
  • Debrief and Q&A
  • Collaborative Communication Techniques
  • Demonstration of Third Collaborative Session
  • Debrief and Q&A
  • Demonstration of Fourth Collaborative Session
  • Debrief All Collaborative Sessions and Q&A
  • Panel Discussion
  • Break-Out for One-on-One Initial Client Interview
  • Building a Collaborative Law Practice
  • What Did You Learn?
Civil Collaborative Practice Training

Registration Tuition Options: 



Early Bird
    Save $75 by registering early!
LIVE CHARLOTTE early bird expires 
December 1

Early Bird and Membership discounts will automatically be applied at checkout.
NCBA Dispute Resolution Section Member $550 $625
NCBA Labor & Employment Law Section Member $550 $625
NCBA Member $570 $645
NCBA Paralegal Division Member $395 $470
Non-Member $645 $720
CLE Passport is not accepted for this program. Please use standard pricing in chart. 
Please call the NCBAF CLE Department to register for the categories to the right: 800.228.3402
Full-time LANC Attorney (NCBA Member) $395
1st Year Licensed in NC (NCBA Member) $323

LIVE CHARLOTTE Program Location and Local Hotel Accommodations:

Program Location
Central Piedmont Community College Harris Conference Center
| 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 Directions | 704.330.4611 

Suggested Local Hotel Accommodations
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel | 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 Directions | 704.392.1200


Speaker Information
Denise Smith Cline   [ view bio ]
Amy Cox Gruendel   [ view bio ]
Aida Doss Havel   [ view bio ]
John W Ong  [ view bio ]
Christopher D Osborn   [ view bio ]
John L Sarratt   [ view bio ]
Mark A Springfield   [ view bio ]
Danae C Woodward   [ view bio ]
Michael A Zeytoonian   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 14.00
General: 13.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
CLE Premier Pass
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