Expanding Your Collaborative Practice Beyond Divorce

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In this 60-minute session, members of the Board Members of the Global Collaborative Law Council will provide attendees with an introduction to the Civil Collaborative Practice structure, an understanding of the use of interdisciplinary teams and roles in a commercial setting,  and a path to expand Collaborative Practice into their non-matrimonial areas as part of their dispute resolution toolkit offerings.  

  • Date: February 9, 2023
  • Start time: 11:00 A.M. PST (please check your local time here)
  • Length of Webinar: 60 minutes
  • Pricing: Free for IACP members - *Please login to your profile prior to registering*/$50.00 for non-members.


Joryn Jenkins assisted her first collaborative divorce client in 2002. Having practiced for over 42 years, her law firm, Open Palm, now leads Florida in offering peaceful divorces. Joryn has published 11 books, including seven about the collaborative process, managing a collaborative workplace, and marketing a collaborative practice. Her 12th book, a collaborative fable, will be available in 2023. Joryn founded the Tampa Bay Collaborative Pro Bono Project and managed it for nine years. She led the charge in offering pro bono collaborative services, serving on the team that achieved Florida's first pro bono collaborative divorce, bringing media attention to the concept of collaborative practice. Joryn has appeared on Fox 13, ABC Action News, NBC 8, and Bay News 9, and on radio, nationally, on The Andrea Tantaros Show and The Sam Sorbo Show, among others. She has been featured in The Huffington Post, Real Simple, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Florida Trend, CNBC.com, Today.com, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Tribune, and The World of Collaborative Magazine.

Kevin R. Scudder is a Collaborative Attorney, Mediator, Writer, Trainer, and inspiration behind the Seattle Collaborative Law Center, PLLC based in Seattle, WA.  He is a Board Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP: www.collaborativepractice.com),  Board Member of the Global Collaborative Law Council (GCLC: Global Collaborative Law Council for Collaborative Dispute Resolution), Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Collaborative Law Committee, regular contributor to the Collaborative literary community and Past President of Washington State’s state-wide Collaborative organization, the Collaborative Professionals of Washington.  Kevin is a contributing author to the book issued by the American Bar Association co-edited by Adam Cordover and Forrest “Woody” Mosten on developing a satisfying and profitable peacemaking practice.  Kevin can be reached at kevin@seattleclc.com or through the Seattle Collaborative Law Center, PLLC website at https://www.seattleclc.com/.

Marc Sheridan has represented individuals, closely held and family businesses, and multi-national clients for over twenty years concerning commercial disputes and employment discrimination claims in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and arbitral forums. He has extensive litigation experience representing corporate clients on risk transfer and liability issues involving commercial leases and construction contracts. Building on his litigation and arbitration experience, over the last decade Mr. Sheridan has become a recognized speaker on Civil Collaborative Practice and has trained numerous lawyers and other professionals on Civil Collaborative Practice both domestically and internationally. He presently serves as Co-Chair of the Trainers Networking and Development Committee for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), and the Northeast Regional Director for the Global Collaborative Law Council (GCLC). 

For nearly thirty years, the primary focus of Global Collaborative Law Council Executive Director Melanie Atha’s law practice was representing doctors, nurses and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. She also has significant experience handling products liability cases, probate disputes, employment disputes, worker compensation cases, and business litigation. In June, 2010, she discovered Collaborative Practice and began to devote a lot of professional energy towards bringing Collaborative Practice — particularly civil collaborative law — to Alabama.  She co-founded Alabama’s first Collaborative Practice Group -- Birmingham Collaborative Alliance; worked on the Alabama Law Institute Committee which was responsible for vetting Alabama’s version of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (enacted, 2014); created resources for other professionals to use to market and advance their own Collaborative Practice careers; and served on committees within the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Global Collaborative Law Council, and the American Bar Association which have as their purpose expanding the use of Collaborative Practice.  Currently working as Executive Director of a religious non-profit, Melanie travels full time and enjoys spreading the word about how Collaborative Practice can be used to solve all types of personal and legal conflicts.

February 9th, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Per attendee $50.00