Collaborative Law Committee

To explore use of Collaborative Law in family and non-family settings; monitor and advise the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Council about developments in the field; encourage the use of CL; help the Section build bridges with other, related organizations; and educate the Section, the ABA, and the public about the use of CL.

An Introduction from the Collaborative Committee

Collaborative Law is a dynamic, flexible yet highly structured approach to negotiations. It focuses clients on their interests while helping to focus lawyers on advocacy in problem solving. Do not mistake it for people sitting around a table singing campfire songs: it is a system designed from the ground up for difficult situations and personalities. Our articles this month give a sense of some of the new, creative thinking among practitioners in both family and business cases.

If you are trained in Collaborative Law, or just interested in learning more about it, the Collaborative Law Committee wants YOU as a member. Membership in our committee is free with your Dispute Resolution section dues, so join us. Our mission of expanding the understanding and use of Collaborative Law is carried out through energetic member participation in our sub-committees and informative monthly conference calls. Please visit our Committee’s ABA Connect page to learn more about our work and how you can get involved, or contact one of us.

Jeffrey Fink
Irwin Kuhn
Collaborative Law Committee Co-chairs            

Featured Articles

Nominees for Section of Dispute Resolution Officer and Council Positions

The Nominations Committee has announced the nominees for Section of Dispute Resolution Officer and Council Positions.

Meeting of the Membership on August 1

The Nominees will be voted on by the Section Membership at the Annual Meeting of the Membership held in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting and Section Council meeting on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 2:30 PM EDT.

The primary item of business at the annual meeting of membership will be voting on the slate of nominees for the leadership positions.

 

Online Resources for Dispute Resolution Professionals

We have pulled together resources to help you practice online and virtually. See our new Online Practice Tools web site.

The Ultimate Guide to Online Dispute Resolution for Advocates

In this webinar Susan Guthrie and Colin Rule will cover the tech, the ethics, and the practicalities of online and virtual proceedings for attorneys and advocates.

The webinar will be LIVE on Tuesday, July 28th at 1pm EDT

In this webinar Susan Guthrie and Colin Rule will cover the tech, the ethics, and the practicalities of online and virtual proceedings for attorneys and advocates. This program is FREE for members of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution.

This Land is Your Land (No, It’s Mine!): The Role of Dispute Resolution in Land Use, Zoning, and Urban Planning

August 12 - Some of the fiercest political fights aren’t between Republicans and Democrats but instead pit property owners and developers against neighbors. These fights can last years and cost millions. How can dispute resolution professionals help? In this session, you’ll go behind the scenes of the land development process and learn how your skills can translate into the arena of planning and zoning.