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Collaborative Law Training (Autumn 2014)

October 9-10, 2014 (Thursday and Friday)

The Uniform Collaborative Law Act (RCW 7.77) took effect in Washington in July 2013. Now is a great time to become trained in Collaborative Law.

This Collaborative Law training is taught by a highly experienced interdisciplinary team. You will learn from trainer-practitioners with solid real-world experience. At this exciting training, you will learn:

  • Skills and procedures for handling a Collaborative case from beginning to end.
  • The progressive stages of the Collaborative Law process.
  • The roles and function of each Collaborative professional team member, including the lawyer, financial specialist, coach and child specialist.
  • Essential insights to help you understand and work in the Collaborative Law model, and to help you facilitate negotiations of agreements using a consensual client-centered process.
  • How to successfully navigate through some of the challenging situations clients can pose during the Collaborative Law process, and interventions to keep on track.
  • An introduction to interest-based negotiations, facilitation and other skills to bring a collaborative case to successful conclusion.
  • How to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team.
  • The emotional dynamics of conflict and of marital dissolution, and how to work with those dynamics.
  • Ethics and ethical issues that face the Collaborative professional.
  • How to develop a successful Collaborative practice.

All attendees receive a comprehensive manual on Collaborative Practice and a CD that contains valuable checklists, forms, handouts, and articles. This skills-focused training is taught by an interdisciplinary Collaborative team (lawyers, coach, and financial specialist), and includes demonstrations and hands-on practice.

What Makes This Training Different. This two-day training is taught by a nationally-recognized training team. The trainers have extensive experience conducting basic and advanced trainings. Their unique curriculum is interesting, interactive, and based on adult learning principles. Each of the trainers practice Collaborative Law nearly every work day.

This training meets the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Minimum Standards for a Collaborative Basic Training, which is a requirement for membership in many local Collaborative Law organizations.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days

Credits: 12.25 CLE credits (incl. 0.5 ethics) approved. Approved for 6.5 CEUs (provider #1975-272) for Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors by the National Association of Social Workers through Collaborative Professionals of Washington

Faculty: Anne Lucas, LMHC; Teresa Sisk, CDFA; and J. Mark Weiss, JD.

Tuition: $495 (before 9/12/14), $525 (after 9/12/14)

A group discount rate of $475 per person is available for groups of 2+ when all registration forms and payment are received together by mail. Sorry, online registration and payment is not available to be eligible for the group discount. For a registration form, please contact  us at or (206) 249-9145.

Location: Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown-Lake Union, 800 Fairview Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109. (206) 624-6000.

Training Details


Our Basic Training is held at Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown-Lake Union, 800 Fairview Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109. See map:
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