Civil Collaborative Law
Buoyed by the passage of a family collaborative law statute by the Texas Legislature in 2001, practitioners of collaborative law have preached an appealing gospel to litigants fed up with the raw emotions, uncertainties, and financial demands of a divorce system too often characterized by a lawyer-driven, “scorched earth” approach to cases. So far, the influence of collaborative law has been felt primarily in the family law realm, but its adherents are pushing for a wider audience, saying that its voluntary, non-adversarial nature makes it ideally suited for companies seeking to resolve a business dispute while salvaging an underlying relationship.
A lower cost, less combative approach that eschews “scorched earth” in favor of preserving business relationships? No wonder most lawyers are slow to embrace collaborative law.
Michael Zeytoonian (http://www.zeytooniancenter.com/) and Kathy Clark (http://www.servantlawyership.com/) are both featured speakers and Peter Munson, Chair of the Drafting Committee for the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. More below
Announcement from Global Collaborative Law Council:
The DALLAS BAR ASSOCIATION COLLABORATIVE LAW SECTION and the
GLOBAL COLLABORATIVE LAW COUNCIL Present the 5TH ANNUAL CIVIL COLLABORATIVE TRAINING September 23-24, 2009 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
TWO DAY CIVIL TRAINING 15 hours of Texas CLE Including 4 hours ethics, pending
Civil Collaborative Law Training Comes To New York!
The practice of law is experiencing change.
Learn how interest-based negotiations can work for your clients both in transactions and dispute resolution.
CIVIL COLLABORATIVE LAW:
The Cutting Edge for the “New Lawyer”
July 20-22, 2009
NYU Law Campus, New York City
245 Sullivan Street (Furman Hall, Room 328)
Sponsored by the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP),
the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, the NYU Mediation Clinic,
and McLaughlin & Stern, LLP
The Texas Collaborative Law Council (TCLC) is going global.
On January 15, 2009, the TCLC Board voted to change its name to:
GLOBAL COLLABORATIVE LAW COUNCIL(GCLC)
They report that GCLC is an organization that is going to change the way conflict is managed and civil disputes are resolved worldwide.
The Board's decision was based on the need to provide an organization for lawyers and other professionals all over the world who are involved, or would like to be involved in the practice of Civil Collaborative Law.
While Collaborative Law/Collaborative Practice originally arose in the family law arena, many lawyers have realized that it is an appropriate tool in other civil cases. In Civil (non-family) cases, it is still in the early stages.
Probate, employment, medical error, and business formation and dissolution are among the most common areas where civil collaborative is the tool of choice.
Avoiding Litigation (Paperback)
by Sherrie R. Abney (Author)