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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday Registration: 8:15a
Tuesday Program: 8:55a-1:00p


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Planned by the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section

Registration Options:

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  • Click here to register for Day Two Advanced program providing all of the tools to enable the participants to hold themselves out as collaboratively trained attorneys


Tuesday, November 7

Collaborative Law Basic Training | 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.

Besides 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.

Morning Session
8:15a | Registration
8:55 | Welcome and Introductions
9:00 | Collaborative Practice in a Nutshell
9:30 | The Collaborative Process
10:30 | Break
10:45 | The Collaborative Process (continued)
11:45 | The Paradigm Shift
12:30p | Lunch
Morning CLE Credit: 3.25 Hours

Afternoon Session
1:00 | Collaborative Communication Techniques
1:45 | Breakout for One-on-One Initial Client Interview
2:30 | Break
2:45 | Ethical Considerations in Collaborative Practice
3:45 | Building a Collaborative Law Practice
5:00 | Adjourns
Day 1 CLE Credit: 7.0 Hours includes 1.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Wednesday, November 8

Transforming Impasse from Obstacle to Opportunity | The training for day two, presented by Mark Springfield and Stephen Sulmeyer, complete the basic training for those who have not had previous training, and build on the one or two-day basic collaborative law training to give participants a greater understanding of what contributes to impasse and some advanced tools for reaching settlement in difficult collaborative law cases. 

In addition to incompatible positions, impasse in negotiations can often be caused by such things as a failure to adequately address the emotional concerns of the parties; insufficient attention to the needs of the parties for greater mutual understanding of what is of primary importance to them; and reluctance of the professionals to be adequately open and vulnerable to the often unsettling aspects of the parties’ emotional needs. 

Participants learn how to distinguish and work differently with the “legal case” and the “emotional case,” how to recognize and work effectively with the parties’ sometimes subtle “emotional outcroppings,” and acquire tools for going beyond basic interest-based negotiations to get to the heart of disputes and resolve the real issues that are preventing agreement.

8:15a | Registration
8:55 | Welcome and Introductions
9:00 | What is Impasse?
9:45 | Revisioning of Conflict
10:30 | Break
10:45 | Getting to the Emotional Truth of the Case
12:45p | Lunch
1:15 | Impasse and Vulnerability
1:45 | Working with Vulnerability: The Centrality of Empathy
3:00 | Break
3:15 | Mastery of an Undefended Approach
5:00 | CLE Adjourns
Day 2 CLE Credit: 7.0 Hours

Product Information
Product Date:
November 07, 2017
Civil Collaborative Practice Training: Basic Training | Day One Morning Program

Registration Tuition Options:  


Early Bird
Save $50 by registering early!
early bird expires 
October 31

Early Bird and Membership discounts will automatically be applied at checkout.
NCBA Dispute Resolution Section Member $135 $185
NCBA Member $155 $205
NCBA Paralegal Division Member $110 $160
Non-Member $205 $255
CLE Passport 3 tokens 
Full-time LANC Attorney (NCBA Member) $110
1st Year Licensed in NC (NCBA Member) $99

LIVE CARY Program Location and Local Hotel Accommodations:

Program Location

NC Bar Center
8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 Directions | 800.228.3402 | Dorsett Auditorium 

Local Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary Directions 

Rates | $169 
Includes full cooked-to-order breakfast and manager's evening reception

| Click here to register online. Web reservation preferred: select dates and click "add special rate code.  Enter 2691626. 

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

120 Sage Commons Way, Cary Directions

Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday) 
Includes complimentary hot breakfast

| 919.678.0005 
Ask for the NC Bar Association corporate rate

Speaker Information
Jeffrey A Batts   [ view bio ]
Auley M 'Lee' Crouch III   [ view bio ]
Aida Doss Havel   [ view bio ]
Randolph 'Tre' Morgan III   [ view bio ]
John W Ong  [ view bio ]
John L Sarratt   [ view bio ]
Mark A Springfield   [ view bio ]
Danae C Woodward   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 3.25
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