Randall Velzen

Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan

Velzen Law Office
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
United States
Office Phone: 616-588-5455
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer

I have been trained since 2006 and I have handled many (40-50) cases. I was the President of the Board of CPIM, which is the State of Michigan Collaborative organization and I am a founder of the local practice group, Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan. I am a member of the training team, PRISM perceptive, LLC, which as done 5 of the last 6 basic Collaborative trainings in Michigan since 2009.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law
License(s): Licensed by the State of Michigan as an attorney.

Professional Activities

I am on the family law council and 2 committees for the state bar, family law section, past chair of the family law section of the Grand Rapids Bar, and on the Kent County Court's pilot project committee. I am currently the secretary of the Grand Rapids Bar.

Undergraduate Education

Calvin College, BA (with honors) 1975

Postgraduate Education

Notre Dame Law School, JD, 1978

Comments

I am a member of the international organization (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals), previously on the state board (Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan) and the local organization (Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan). I am 100% committed to the Collaborative practice for all cases that are appropriate.
Training Offered

* 2 - 2.5 day training
* Advanced training on rights and responsibilities of terminating the process, how to have them at 'hello,' and group dynamics.

Training Conducted

As part of PRISM LLC, Deborah Berecz and I have presented at four basic trainings in Michigan. We have presented twice at FORUM for general interest and five or so advanced trainings for the State of Michigan.

Collaborative Training Offered

See above.

Collaborative Training Reference

Natalie Alane (517) 482-2000;
Jennifer Johnson (616) 551-2311;
Erica Wikander (616) 551-0452;
Dennis DeKok (616) 774-4560; and
Margaret Allen (616) 433-7193