CANCELLED Chicago, IL What Every Collaborative Family Law Professional Should Know--Training to Form and Improve Your Techniques

Date and time: 
June 12, 2020 - 8:00am to June 14, 2020 - 12:00pm
Event type: 
Educational Opportunity

The AAML Collaborative Law Committee Presents: An innovative and cutting edge Seminar aimed at forming and improving your Collaborative Techniques.  Acclaimed Collaborative Professionals will provide comprehensive training to include fundamentals and the joy of rediscovering the foundations and principles of Collaborative Practice.   

Special Guest:
Stuart Webb, creator of Collaborative Paradigm Shift and Founder of Collaborative Practice

Attorney CLE Credits


Schiller DuCanto & Fleck
200 N. LaSalle St., 30th Flr
Chicago, IL  60601


Katherine Miller
Neil Kozek

Mental Health Professional:
Elana Katz, LCSW LMFT

Financial Professional:
Bob Bordett, CFP, CDFA, CPC


  • Neil E. Kozek, Esq., Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”), active member of the Collaborative Law Committee, Admissions Standards and Procedures Committee and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (“IAFL”). Mr. Kozek is also the Author of the Family Law Services Handbook, "Collaborative Law", Chapter 22, Wiley Publishing (2010) (Co-author Jerome Johnson, CPA). Mr. Kozek a founding member and Past President of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (“NYACP”), served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for eighteen (18) years. He has been nominated for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in America”, is a lifetime charter member of Rue Ratings “Best Attorneys of America”, and has been included in the New York Metro Region “Superlawyers” and has received the highest distinction from Martindale Hubble as an AV Peer Review. “Leaders in the Field” has named Mr. Kozek as one of the top 17 Collaborative attorneys in the United States.
  • Katherine Miller, Esq., Katherine was a founding member and a past president of the New York New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, has taught numerous mediation programs in New York and around the country and is recognized as a preeminent mediation trainer. Ms. Miller has taught mediation skills to judges, attorneys, court personnel, mental health professionals in a variety of settings and her trainings through the Center for Understanding in Conflict are certified by New York State Courts to certify mediators for court-referred mediation programs. Katherine hosts the radio show and podcast Divorce Dialogues on WVOX radio and iTunes. Katherine is co-Author of the #1 Amazon bestseller A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Divorce Attorneys in the United States and author of the New Yorker’s Guide to Collaborative Divorce. Katherine is also AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyer.

  • Elana Katz, LCSW, LMFT, senior faculty member and teacher of advanced family therapy and director of the family mediation program at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. Ms. Katz has presented nationally and internationally on family therapy, mediation, and collaborative divorce, including annual meetings of the American Family Therapy Academy, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, in addition to offering specialized trainings in Israel, Spain, South America, and Australia. Ms. Katz was one of the first therapists in New York to become certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and is now a certified EFT Trainer. Ms. Katz has published a number of articles and a book chapter on topics such as mediation and a family systems approach to health care, and has been quoted by the New York Times, the Associated Press, and other media outlets, including National Public Radio.

  • Robert Bordett, CFP, CDFA, founder of Collaborative Practice and Mediation Services, Inc., Divorce Innovations and Sr. Vice President of Consolidated Planning Corporation in Atlanta. Mr. Bordett as a mediator and arbitrator, is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®). As a financial neutral he has worked with couples, families and businesses and served as a mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Bordett has written many articles on financial issues in divorce and has appeared on CNN Sunday Morning News. He has taught classes on financial issues in Collaborative Divorce and mediation throughout the U.S. and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Association of Divorce Financial Planners, National Association of Tax Professionals, the Financial Planning Association and Academy of Professional Family Mediators.

Program Chairs:
Donna M. Genovese
Neil Kozek

Contact email:
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Price info: 

Before 04/01/2020
AAML Fellows - $1195
Non-Fellow Attorneys - $1395
Mental Health & Financial Professionals $795

After 04/01/2020
AAML Fellows $1395
Non-Fellow Attorneys $1595
Mental Health & Financial Professionals $895

Limited to 50 Participants
***Cancellations accepted up until 06/02/20 and will incur a $250 Fee***

Once at the registration page, you may choose to continue as a guest then select the "non-fellow" option. We look forward to welcoming you!