May 20, 2016
Privileged, awed, inspired, encouraged, validated, motivated, and frustrated were all feelings I had during my experience as a law student intern, with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, more specifically the Access to Collaboration Task... READ THE FULL POST 2 comments in this post
May 20, 2016
The IACP Access to Collaboration Task Force is charged with administering the Access to Collaboration grant program and monitoring the progress of grant recipients, as well as collecting and disseminating to IACP members information about Access to Collaboration.
In additio... READ THE FULL POST
January 26, 2016
Are you interested in serving on the IACP Board of Directors?
IACP is the world’s umbrella organization for Collaborative Practice professionals. We are seeking applications for the IACP Board of Directors from individuals who share a passion for advancing IACP&... READ THE FULL POST
October 29, 2015
Have you had a Collaborative "ah-ha" moment?
We're holding open this spot for conversations you want to initiate.
Go ahead - post away - we're eager to see where this takes us!... READ THE FULL POST 2 comments in this post
October 28, 2015
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Collaborative Practice, we invite professionals from around the world to share their reflections and thoughts on this moment in our Collaborative history.
What do you see looking back on the past 25 years?
What ... READ THE FULL POST
October 26, 2015
Who would have imagined from the struggles and vision of one soft-spoken, peace-loving man from Minnesota, 25 years ago, that we would all be here in Washington, D.C. this week! That tens of thousands of professionals around the world would be trained in furtherance o... READ THE FULL POST 1 comments in this post
August 19, 2015
In 2015, Montana became the 12th state to enact the Uniform Collaborative Law Act.
When we started this blog, we only had 4 enactments. Steadily, more practitioners and state lawmakers see the wisdom of this act as a way to promote Collaborative law and to bring some standa... READ THE FULL POST
December 23, 2014
Expanding Our Thinking About Love, Compassion and Forgiveness in Our Work.The most recent edition of the Collaborative Review focused on articles about love, forgiveness and compassion in Family Law. Our hope is to stimulate a dialogue, around the Be-Fulfilled &ldqu... READ THE FULL POST 1 comments in this post
October 27, 2014
Forgive me readers for I have sinned.
It has been over one year since my last post, and for that, I seek penance.
In my defence, I have been incredibly immersed in work as a Bencher with the Law Society of Alberta, specifically chairing the Access to Justice Committee - a jo... READ THE FULL POST
September 08, 2014
Our Practice Group has been around since the late 1990's. We have had three iterations of a Participation Agreement and current leadership has prepared a new third iteration of Protocols; all ambitious efforts which required great amounts of time. These efforts, however... READ THE FULL POST
August 26, 2014
Are you a newly-trained Collaborative practitioner who is frustrated? Have you gone through basic training, joined the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and paid membership dues into a local practice group, yet you have not had your first Collaborative ca... READ THE FULL POST 1 comments in this post
July 17, 2014
Our codes of professional conduct require “competency.” Sustainable professional practices require more; they require excellence. Collaborative Practice requires community. Communities only survive if they adequately protect and nurture their members’ inter... READ THE FULL POST
July 15, 2014
One of the key skills to being a good Collaborative attorney is “letting go.” In order to let a client and a couple self-determine their resolution, we have to let go of the idea of winning and losing, the idea of what “should” happen, and the idea th... READ THE FULL POST 2 comments in this post
July 10, 2014
Registration is open for IACP’s 15th Annual Networking and Educational Forum!
October 23 - 26, 2014 - The Westin Bayshore
What’s new this year?Deeper Learning – For the first time ever, this year all Saturday afternoon workshops will be three h... READ THE FULL POST
July 07, 2014
I can’t imagine a better starting for Collaborative Practice in our country. We wanted to introduce Collaborative Practice in civil disputes and so invited Paul Faxon, Susan Miller and Linda Cohan to provide an introductory training in Madrid. In order to help bus... READ THE FULL POST
July 03, 2014
Is your Practice Group struggling with how to attract more Collaborative work?
Too often our members take Collaborative Practice training and then wonder “Where are my Collaborative cases?” They may also look to you, their Practice Group leader, aski... READ THE FULL POST
April 15, 2014
Hillel the Elder taught, “If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?” These watchwords came to mind when I was asked me to become a featured blogger on Be-Fulfilled.org. They came to mind when I was aske... READ THE FULL POST
December 04, 2013
I don my armor with its collected dents from hard fought battles.
Who can remember which were wins and which losses?
Weren’t they all both?
Even the wins, I think, were more loss than win.
It is hot in here.
Perhaps a foreshadowing of my end.... READ THE FULL POST 3 comments in this post
December 03, 2013
[From left to right: Marcello Rodante, Adolfo Braga, Tania Almedia and Olivia Furst]
A very warm and hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Marcello Rodante, Adolfo Braga, Tania Almedia and Olivia Furst, IACP members and founders of the Brazil’s Collaborative Practice in Fam... READ THE FULL POST 3 comments in this post
December 03, 2013
Emotional trauma in divorce often interferes with good decision-making. But there are ways we can support clients to navigate these troubled waters so they can separate the two and make decisions that serve them emotionally, financially and legally. READ THE FULL POST 3 comments in this post
December 03, 2013
IT TAKES THE LITTLE THINGS*
In one of my first practice group meetings as a newly trained Collaborative Practitioner more than five years ago the thought came to me that Collaborative Practice is similar to a sports team. To have success as a Team there needs to... READ THE FULL POST 4 comments in this post
August 23, 2013
Despite its institutional stance against the Uniform Collaborative Law Act I remain a member of the American Bar Association. I do so because the ABA is a strong voice for Pro Bono legal services and, as reflected in David L. Hudson’s article in the June 20... READ THE FULL POST
August 22, 2013
In the June 2012 issue of the ABA Law Journal David L. Hudson Jr. wrote:
One of the most urgent challenges facing the U.S. justice system is finding ways to increase public access to affordable legal services, but growing numbers of people aren’t waiting for the legal ... READ THE FULL POST 14 comments in this post
August 22, 2013
I am inspired to write by the upcoming Forum as well as Talia’s videos of her meetings in Collaborative communities across Europe.
After a dozen years of attending IACP Forums and various conferences around the world, in addition to innumerable board and ... READ THE FULL POST 1 comments in this post
August 22, 2013
Recently, I worked on a case where the couple suspended the Collaborative process so they could work on their divorce on their own.
The Wife Was Being Fair
My client, the wife, asked that she experience no financial repercussions due to the divorce. After all, it was only &l... READ THE FULL POST 4 comments in this post