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Perishable Skills

by Mark Weiss July 09, 2013

  Who doesn’t want to be on their top game? If we want to “play” at that top level, we have to combat the phenomenon that gradually and subtly erodes our skills to work effectively in Collaborative cases. Specifically, I am talking about protecting the...  READ THE FULL POST

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How are you educating others about the benefits of Collaborative Practice? by Linda Wray, Nancy Williger and Randy Heller

by Guest Blogger June 03, 2013

What contributes to a “successful” Collaborative case? What causes a case to be regarded as less than “successful”? How often is a full Collaborative team used in your Practice Group? What is the rate of settlement of Collaborative cases in your Prac...  READ THE FULL POST

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UCLA enacted in Washington!

by Talia Katz May 06, 2013

Congratulations to King County Collaborative Law and it’s Legislative Committee on the recent passage of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act in Washington! Last Friday's signing by Gov. Jay Inslee brings the total number of jurisdiction...  READ THE FULL POST

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La Ville Lumièreparis!

by Talia Katz May 02, 2013

Members of AFPDC in Paris from left to right:   Dominique Maugeais, Charlotte Butruille-Cardew, Nolwenn Leroux, Sandrine Henry-Guillermard, Audrey Duroselle, Dominique Hazan-Villouz, Nathalie Ganier- Raymond, Lorraine Bertagna, Cathereine Bourgues Habif, France Valay-Va...  READ THE FULL POST

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When in Rome!

by Talia Katz May 02, 2013

Seated from left to right: Corinna Marzi, Marco Calabrese, Paola Bucciarelli , Francesca Ballanti, Francesca Massi, Maria Rita Teofili, Donatella;  Standing: Antonella, Maria Rita Consegnati, Marina Petrolo, Alessia Capilupi, Adriana Galimberti I apparently found just t...  READ THE FULL POST

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What About Men? Discussing Spousal Support in an "Inclusive" Fashion

by Robert Harvie May 02, 2013

Our laws relating to alimony or spousal support have evolved greatly in the past 20 to 30 years - primarily, or rather, almost solely in response to a deeper understanding and appreciation for the roles that women play in a marital relationship.  Women who are employed ...  READ THE FULL POST

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My Apologies

by Kevin Scudder May 01, 2013

Three years ago I took a Vow to do no more litigation. After twenty years of litigating I had had enough of the damage to my clients, and to myself, that I experienced in litigation. I developed a non-litigation retainer agreement and integrated the fact that I would not tak...  READ THE FULL POST

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by Talia Katz May 01, 2013

What an inspiring meeting with the Board of AIADC! This practice group of 120 (and growing!) is among the most committed and enthusiastic I’ve had the opportunity to meet. The group has invested heavily in training and it shows. In depth trainings are held on a re...  READ THE FULL POST

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Great meeting in Zurich!

by Talia Katz April 19, 2013

What a wonderful day I had in beautiful Zurich, meeting with local leaders Katja Ziehe, Miriam Spiegel, Michael Salzer, Carola Reetz, Peter Dunner, Nina Lang and members of the Zurich practice group. This was the first practice group meeting I attended during this visit to E...  READ THE FULL POST

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Collaborative Leadership in Ireland

by Talia Katz April 19, 2013

From left, Patricia Mallon, Seamus Boyle, Jemima Brookman, Eoin O'Connor, Muriel Walls, Orlaith McCarthy, Mary O'Neill, Catriona Murray, Joe Maguire, Colm Murphy. What an amazing day I spent in Ireland! I was invited to attend the board meeting of ACP, the Irish national CP ...  READ THE FULL POST

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An afternoon with Resolution in London

by Talia Katz April 18, 2013

Great meeting on Monday with the leadership of Resolution! Pictured are Kim Beatson, Sarah Lloyd, Jo Edwards and Colin Jones. Resolution is the premier organization in England for family law – supporting family lawyers, mediators and Collaborative practitioners through...  READ THE FULL POST

Meet Anne from Glasgow

by Talia Katz April 15, 2013

I had such a lovely time today meeting with Anne Dick, from Glasgow, representing Consensus Scotland. Anne was kind enough to travel to London to meet with me here. By all accounts, the Collaborative community in Scotland is thriving! After catching their collective breathe ...  READ THE FULL POST

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My day in Lille, France

by Talia Katz April 15, 2013

If you’ve not yet met, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Dominique Lopez-Eychenie and Brigitte Bogucki, two Collaborative lawyers who have been at the forefront of the development of Collaborative Practice in France. In our day together in Lille, we spoke a lot abo...  READ THE FULL POST

The UCLA --- Moving Forward by Harry Tindall, J. Mark Weiss and Maury White

by Guest Blogger April 09, 2013

How do you get the UCLA to become law? We will be discussing this topic on an upcoming phone bridge hosted by the IACP Practice Group Development Committee. IACP members will receive more details about this presentation via email very soon.   In the meantime, we would l...  READ THE FULL POST

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Those Crazy Minnesotans... "Here they go again"

by Ron Ousky April 08, 2013

We are about to do something a little crazy in Minnesota.  Yes, again. We have publicly proclaimed our intention to grow Collaborative Practice by 50% in our community in one year. And we intend to succeed.    Why have we put so much on this solitary goal...  READ THE FULL POST

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Options for Consideration

by Mark Weiss April 08, 2013

In Collaborative Practice, we work with clients so they can choose the best available solution for them. Choosing the best available solution implies that the clients have considered alternatives before making their selection. Of course, this only works if there are several ...  READ THE FULL POST

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Meeting our friends in Europe!

by Talia Katz April 08, 2013

I am about to embark on a very special and exciting adventure – a journey which will provide some invaluable face time with our Collaborative colleagues in Europe. I’m on my way for two weeks of travel in and around France, England, Ireland, Switzerland and Italy...  READ THE FULL POST

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Blaming the Process

by Mark Weiss April 07, 2013

When has litigation failed? I sometimes hear litigators assert that the Collaborative process has “failed” and give harsh criticism about the process. You may have heard a litigator expound on a client story and blame the Collaborative process for the experience....  READ THE FULL POST

Strategic Planning for Practice Groups by Catherine Conner and Talia Katz

by Guest Blogger March 07, 2013

Does your Practice Group have a Strategic Plan?   Do you want one?   Practice groups often grapple with the issue of long-range planning. It’s easy to get bogged down in the day to day details of running an organization and much tougher to maintain focus on b...  READ THE FULL POST

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It's Not About Faith...

by Robert Harvie February 05, 2013

  Collaboration: It's Not About Faith, It's About Hard Work: I might take some heat for this post.  If so, fine.  I've never been one to smart too much from criticism. I read a post today in the Wisconsin Law Journal written by lawyer Gregg Herman, who suggest...  READ THE FULL POST

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by Kevin Scudder February 04, 2013

 A TRIP TO THE DOCTOR While we all hope that we can duck and dodge the viruses and germs that come our way every season, it just is not possible to be of good health all the time.  Some days we wake up and find ourselves under the weather.  Our pulse may be ra...  READ THE FULL POST

Guest Blog by Stu Webb

by Guest Blogger January 16, 2013

How to Avoid the Claim that “YOU AREN’T VERY COLLABORATIVE” You know, to be truthful, authentic Collaborative work requires working from our authentic selves. Why? The disclaimer provision (the requirement of withdrawal from representation if sett...  READ THE FULL POST

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Confidence to Collaborate

by Kevin Scudder January 15, 2013

In a local blog post I recently wrote about what it takes for consumers to have Confidence in Collaboration.  In this post I focus on the importance for professionals to have the Confidence to Collaborate.  Without our having confidence in our own ability to collab...  READ THE FULL POST

The Safety Checklist

by Mark Weiss January 15, 2013

“Participation Agreement signed? Check!” “Client meeting scheduled? Check!” “Safety for all? Uhh …”   Collaborative Practice trainers and practitioners often talk about the importance of “safety” or a “safe en...  READ THE FULL POST

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Grief - The Birthplace of Healing, Repair and Transformation

by Cat J. Zavis January 15, 2013

Whether it is in the context of a divorce, a death, an illness, or when we see tragedies unfold around the world or in our own backyard, we react.  Some of us want to DO something, anything to try and fix what happened or to get out of our own pain.  So of us want ...  READ THE FULL POST

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