| A COLLABORATIVE TEAM APPROACH TO MANAGING CONFLICT
Law, Money & Broken Promises
Sponsored with the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
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Date: Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14 2005
Location: Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, MA
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Why should you attend? Because collaborative law is a new approach to the practice of law that could change your perspective on practice. Lawyers who are practicing collaborative law say that one advantage is that this approach makes it possible for clients to have a relationship when the process is over.
What makes it different? It is a dispute resolution process based on a non-litigation approach to problem-solving. Currently, the most common use of collaborative law is in divorce cases, but it is also applicable to the break-up of family-owned businesses and other business situations.
The process of dissolving a partnership, whether marital or business can be painful and frequently destructive. Collaborative law employs cooperative strategies rather than adversarial techniques to solve disputes. This conference brings together attorneys, mental health providers and financial advisors to learn about the collaborative process, develop relationships, and learn how to work together as a team. Come and learn about this new way to connect with your colleagues and to serve your clients.
Attend and Learn:
- A detailed knowledge of the collaborative process
- How to connect with other professionals in a team approach
- How to advise clients who don’t want an adversarial process
- The difference between divorce coaching and couples therapy
- To provide the necessary financial information in the team model
Day One-May 13, 2005 9:00 Welcome and Introductions
Rita Pollak, Esq.
9:15 Fundamentals of Collaborative Law
Douglas Reynolds, Esq., Karen J. Levitt, Esq. Rita S. Pollak, Esq.
10:45 Role-play of Traditional Four-Way Meeting and Collaborative Four-Way Meeting
Daniel J. Finn, Esq., Paula Noe, Esq. (the wife)
Stuart B. Robbins (the Husband) & Doris Tennant, Esq.
12:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 Describing The Role of Each Professional in the Team Process
- Child Specialist - Patricia Arroyo, Ph.D.
- Financial Specialist - Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA
- Client Coaches - Sanford Portnoy, Ph.D.
- Lawyers - Doris Tennant, Esq.
2:45 Demonstration of the Team Process
4:00 Q & A
- Patricia Arroyo, Ph.D. (child specialist)
- Robert Bordett, CFP, CDFA, (financial specialist)
- Daniel J. Finn, Esq., Doris Tennant, Esq.
- Paula Noe, Esq. (the Wife)
- Stuart Robbins, Esq. (the Husband)
- Sanford Portnoy Ph.D. (the Coach)
Day Two-May 14, 2005 9:00 Welcome and Q & A
9:15 Communication and Awareness Issues
David Hoffman, Esq. & Cathy Heenan, Ed.D.
10:00 Understanding the Collaborative Law Process Agreement
Daniel J. Finn, Esq. & Doris Tennant, Esq.
11:15 Concurrent Workshops on How to Interact with Clients and the Team
- Client Coaches - Sanford Portnoy Ph.D.
- Child Specialists - Patricia Arroyo, Ph.D.
- Financial Specialists - Robert Burdett, CFP, CDP
- Lawyers - Daniel J. Finn, Esq., Paula Noe, Esq., Rita Pollak, Esq. & Stuart Robbins, Esq.
12:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 Team Role Plays
3:30 What Are We Agreeing to Do by Being a Part of the Collaborative Law Team?
Cathy Heenan, Ed.D. & Rita Pollak, Esq.
4:00 Q & A and Concluding Remarks
Stuart B. Robbins, Esq. President of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
MASSACHUSETTS COLLABORATIVE LAW COUNCIL
Attorneys Committed To Resolving Legal Conflict Without Litigation
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Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14 2005
Tuition is $295; $265 for MCLC members and attorneys admitted to the Bar after 2002. Course book and refreshments included in the tuition charge. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please submit a written request via fax 617-305-3099.
Space is limited. Registrations at the door are welcome, but please register in advance to reserve a seat and your written course materials or call to confirm space availability.
Written requests for cancellations received via fax or email 24 hours prior to the program will be granted a refund, minus a $15 charge. If you cannot attend, you can send a substitute, otherwise you will receive the written course materials.
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, MA
Approved for CLE Credit in NY, RI, NH, VT & ME. There are 11.5 credits for LICSW, LSW, LCSW & LSWA.
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