Online Basic Interdisciplinary Training in Collaborative Law

Date and time: 
September 13, 2021 - 6:00am
Event type: 
Introductory Collaborative Practice Training

The goal is to provide a basic training for new(ish) collaborative law practitioners. Collaborative law focuses on resolving disputes by removing the disputed matter from the courtroom setting and treating the process as a way to solve the problem without going to court. Both parties retain separate attorneys whose job is to help them settle the dispute. The Collaborative Law team can include professionals in law, finance and mental health.
This basic training will be presented by the coordinating committee, using materials from
the International Association of Collaborative Practitioners and other sources. The panels will consist of collaborative practitioners: financial experts, attorneys and mental health professionals.
The cost is $600.
18 total CLE credits
(Meets IACP standards)
Participants are expected to attend all sessions to receive 18 credits.

Day 1 – Monday, Sept. 13
8:30 a.m. – Noon
∞ Process Options
∞ Questions and Goals of Training
∞ History of Collaborative Practice and the PCLA
∞ The Paradigm Shift
∞ Introduction to Initial Interview and Building
the Team (Part 1)
Day 2 – Tuesday, Sept. 14 8:30 a.m. - Noon
∞ Introduction to Initial Interview and Building
the Team (Part 2)
∞ Preparing for the First Professional Team
Meeting and First Collaborative Meeting
Day 3 – Wednesday, Sept. 15
8:30 a.m. - Noon
∞ Ethics Concerns
∞ Tools to Keep the Process on Track
∞ Path of the Collaborative Negotiation (Part 1)
Day 4 – Monday, Sept. 20 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
∞ Path of the Collaborative Negotiation (Part 2)
∞ Impasse
∞ Approaches to the Collaborative Process &
Practice Building
Day 5 – Tuesday, Sept. 21
12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
∞ The Neutral Roles
∞ The Workings of the Professional Team
Day 6 – Wednesday, Sept. 22 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
∞ Exploring Options with Full Collaborative
∞ Taking the Next Steps


Virtual over six days

Contact email:
Collaborative Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
Price info: