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.
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
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