• Fundamentals Of Collaborative Practice

Fall course from the Center for Advanced Legal Studies

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 - Friday, Sept. 26, 2008
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street, Boston

Fundamentals of Collaborative Practice
An Introduction to Collaborative Dispute Resolution

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and the Center for Advanced Legal Studies

Fundamentals of Collaborative Practice is an interdisciplinary training for lawyers, financial advisors, mental health professionals and other interested professionals in the basics of collaborative dispute resolution. The faculty consists of experienced professionals, many whom have trained other professionals in collaborative practice skills and theory throughout the United States and internationally. The two-day highly interactive program incorporates demonstrations and ‘hands on" participation in a unique and rich environment for learning.

Collaborative practice combines interest-based negotiation with the added security and benefits of attorney advocacy, without the threat of litigation. Divorce coaches help identify goals, interests and concerns while increasing the effectiveness of the process. Financial specialists provide multiple solutions to fit the parties' needs for projections and sophisticated tax analyses. Creative analysis of the issues, use of joint experts and informal team conferences are key components to providing resolution in an atmosphere free of impending litigation. With collaborative practice training you can offer your clients an alternative to litigation which resolves conflicts with dignity and respect.

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