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Who is the Collaborative Law Training Group

The Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group grew from a collective vision that there might be a more effective way to teach the concepts and skills of Collaborative Law. We are an interdisciplinary group whose Collaborative experiences and diverse professional and personal backgrounds provide a unique backdrop for designing exceptional training programs. Each of us brings hands on knowledge of the challenges for all levels of practitioners and we use that to infuse our courses with practical tools and tips.

Our goal is to design and conduct trainings that draw on adult learning principles and set the bar for training standards.

The Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group’s experiences and diverse professional backgrounds provide a unique backdrop for designing exceptional training programs.  We  create trainings that meet the needs of beginning and advanced practitioners and are dedicated to constructing trainings that inform and inspire the practice of Collaborative Law and Collaborative practitioners.

Anne Lucas

Anne Lucas is the Clinical Director of the Evergreen Clinic in Kirkland where she has had a therapy practice specializing in couples for the last 13 years.  In addition to her therapy practice, Anne is a Collaborative Coach participating in over 130 collaborative and mediation cases over the last six years in both King and Kitsap Counties.  She has a growing mediation practice and has been an Affiliate of Alhadeff and Forbes Mediation in Seattle for two years.

In addition to her therapy and Collaborative practice, Anne is also a trainer and teacher.  She is one of four founders of the Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group and through that organization has trained future Collaborative practitioners throughout the United States and Canada.  She is adjunct faculty er at Saybrook University/LIOS College teaching master’s level therapists and is a supervisor for post-graduates seeking licensure.  Anne has been very active in the Collaborative community creating and serving as chairs of several practice groups, including King County Collaborative Law where she has served on the Executive committee for three years with her last position being that of president. You can learn  more about her private practice at


Mark Weiss

J. Mark Weiss

Mark Weiss is a full-time Collaborative Law attorney, mediator, and trainer, and among the most experienced Collaborative practitioners in Washington. Mark has taught and written extensively on Collaborative Practice, dispute resolution, and substantive legal matters, and conducts trainings throughout North America and abroad. Mark has received numerous honors, including the 2005 Attorney of the Year award from the Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. In November 2008, Mark was rated among the Top 25 family law attorneys in Washington State by Washington Law and Politics magazine. Mark is rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mark was formerly a Board member and Secretary of King County Collaborative Law, Board member of Collaborative Professionals of Washington, Trustee of the King County Bar Association, Chairperson of the Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section, and President of the Washington chapter of the AAML.  He has also served as the Treasurer and as a Board member of the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners. Mark is a founder of the Seattle Collaborative Family Law Practice Group, and a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders.

What people say…

“What a great training! You stimulated us and taught a better means of doing what we do.”

“I’m a convert! Thank you so much for making me excited about my practice again.”

“Probably the best CLE I’ve ever attended.”

“Reinvigorating, encouraging, skill building.”

“Thoughtful and intellectually challenging.”

“Most comprehensive and coordinated info to date.”

“Lots of information and not overwhelming”

“This has really opened my eyes…”

“A great training!”

“You are training rock stars!!”