January 20, 2018

Practice Development Institute

June 22-23, 2018
Chicago, IL
ABA Offices

This two-day workshop on June 22-23, 2018, led by Forrest "Woody" Mosten, provides a practical model for implementing client-centered peacemaking strategies in your profession, including unbundled legal services and innovative dispute resolution tools. Participants will learn new ways to help clients while staying out of court, and explore the personal and ethical dimensions of collaborative problem solving.

Please join us for this unique, energetic, and rewarding training to learn:

  • Ideas and resources to help you make the transition to satisfying and income-generating peacemaking work
  • Important issues to consider before establishing a mediation and/or collaborative practice
  • Proven models and methods of practice that Woody Mosten and his colleague David Hoffman have developed over a combined 60 years in mediation

Who Should Attend?

Interdisciplinary practitioners will benefit from this training, including:

  • Lawyers
  • Mediators
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Paralegals
  • Financial Professionals
  • Educators
  • Clergy

Master Trainer:

Forrest "Woody" Mosten, Forrest S Mosten Law & Mediation Office, Los Angeles, CA

He has spent his career as a financially successful mediator, collaborative lawyer, and unbundled legal coach. His best-selling books Mediation Career Guide, Collaborative Divorce Handbook, and Unbundling Legal Services have given lawyers tips for building their practices. He is dedicated in making sure that peacemakers are financially self-sufficient.

Woody has assembled a team of Assistant Trainers whom he personally taught to be instructors in this course:

Gary Direnfeld, Interaction Consultants, Ontario, Canada
A therapist and collaborative coach who speaks on practice development throughout North America.

Brian Galbraith, Galbraith Family Law Professional Corporation, Ontario, Canada
A senior partner in a law firm who is a sought-out speaker and trainer in practice development and technology.

Nancy Retsinas, Retsinas Collaborative Law Center, Vancouver, WA
A mediator and family lawyer who works both alone and in an interdisciplinary team with mental health professionals.

Carl Michael J. Rossi, Collaborative Practice Chicago, Chicago, IL
Both a lawyer and therapist who has been the moderator for the Yahoo Collaborative Listserve since its inception.

Kevin R. Scudder, Law Offices of Kevin R Scudder, Seattle, WA
A collaborative lawyer and mediator who has improved and revised the Practice Development Self Survey, originally authored by Woody Mosten.