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Interested in Collaborative Law? There is lots to learn. Here are some books and web sites to get you started.


Collaborative Process for Professionals

Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution Without Litigation, by Pauline H. Tesler (Available from the American Bar Association)

Collaborative Process for Clients

The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method that Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids – Without Going To Court, by Stuart Webb and Ronald Ousky

Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life, by Pauline H. Tesler and Peggy Thompson


The Mediator’s Handbook, by Jennifer Beer

Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate, by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro

Practicing Narrative Mediation: Loosening the Grip of Conflict, by John Winslade and Gerald Monk

The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict, by Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger

Bringing Peace Into the Room: How the Personal Qualities of the Mediator Impact the Process of Conflict Resolution, by David Bowling and David Hoffman

Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution, by Kenneth Cloke

The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution, by Kenneth Cloke

Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication, by Sharon Strand Ellison

The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict, by The Arbinger Institute

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni


Getting to Yes: Negotiation Agreement Without Giving In, by Roger Fisher and William Ury

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Doug Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen

Getting Past No by William Ury

The Power of a Positive No: Save the Deal, Save the Relationship, and Still Say No, by William Ury



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