Sherri Goren Slovin

2142 Alpine Place
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
United States
Office Phone: 513-399-6262
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP



I have been involved with Collaborative Practice since 1997 and believe that the Collaborative Process can provide a divorce transition with integrity and respect. The Collaborative Process is one part of a continuum of conflict resolution processes a divorcing client can choose. In addition to my law and mediation practice, I provide workshops on Collaborative Practice internationally. I am a proud past President of the IACP. I was recently named Best Cincinnati Family Mediator by Best Lawyers in America.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation, Trainer
License(s): B.A., J.D

Professional Activities

Founding member and past Chair of Collaborative Family Lawyers of Cincinnati, past President of the Board of the IACP. Since 2001 have provided Workshops on Collaborative Family Law. Named to Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Superlawyers, and Top 50 Female Lawyers in Ohio

Undergraduate Education

1976 University of Cincinnati, B.A.

Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Education

1979 University of Cincinnati, J.D.


I have practiced Collaborative Family Law since 1997 and have provided Training and Workshops to lawyers on Collaborative Concepts throughout the country. The majority of my law practice involves Collaborative cases and mediation, although I still choose to appear in court in cases where the same is necessary.
Training Offered

Upcoming trainings:
2-Day Introduction to Collaborative Practice- February 8 and 9, 2007 Frederick, Maryland: For more information, contact Ali Doyle-

Training Conducted

2-Day Introductory Lawyer-Focused Workshop
This introductory workshop helps lawyers understand the paradigm shift, basic interest based negotiation and the power of the collaborative process. It includes lecture, demos and experiential learning and should be seen as the first of several training layers. The workshop is geared to lawyers with no previous collaborative training. Other collaborative professionals are welcome to attend to gain insight into the collaborative process. The ideal introductory workshop is two days to allow participants to experience role-plays and process the paradigm shift necessary to internalize concepts.

1-Day Negotiation Skills Workshop
Collaborative cases present challenging negotiation issues. The workshop moves beyond introductory interest-based negotiation to focus on difficult family law issues by focusing on understanding negotiation styles, the role of Collaborative professionals, strategies for working with difficult clients, collaborative communication and negotiationmapping.
The training is geared for collaborative profesionals who have had basic collaborative law/collaborative practice training and, ideally, have experienced at least one case, (not a requirement).

Collaborative Training Offered

? Annapolis, Maryland, November 3 and 4, 2006; Introduction to Collaborative Law
? Northern Kentucky-October 5, 2006, One Day Introduction Collaborative Workshop
? Bath, England- September 15 and 16, 2006; Resolution ADR Conference; Collaborative Negotiation: Going Deeper, with Victoria Smith
? Ft. Worth, Texas- June 9. 2006; Collaborative Negotiation
? Berkshires May 9, 2006; 1st Annual Retreat of Northeastern Collaborative Practitioners, with Victoria Smith
? Los Angeles, California, April, 2006 with Victoria Smith, Linda Solomon and Scott Clarke. 2 Day Introduction and 1 Day Advanced
? Melbourne, Australia, March 2006; 2 Day Introduction to Collaborative Law
? New York, New York, January, 2006; 2 Day Introduction to Collaborative Law
? Melbourne, Australia Videoconference; November 29, 2005
? Baltimore, Maryland- November 18 and 19, 2005 -2 Day Introduction to Collaborative Family Law/Collaborative Practice and 1 Day Negotiation Training for Collaborative Professionals, with Victoria Smith
? Atlanta, Georgia- IACP FORUM- October, 2005- Negotiating the Collaborative Case Presentation with Victoria Smith
? New Zealand Law Society, Auckland, New Zealand- February 14, 2005
? Milwaukee, Wisconsin. June 17, 2005; One Day Workshop on Negotiating the Collaborative Case
? St. Catharine/Welland, Ontario, Canada- 'Where the Rubber Meets the Road' Negotiating the Collaborative Case. April 15, 2005 With Victoria Smith
? Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,December 16 and 17, 2004; Introduction to Collaborative Practice
? Kansas City, Kansas- September 9 and 10, 2004; Introduction to Collaborative Law
? Orlando, Florida- October 1, 2004
? Wichita, Kansas- October 14 and 15, 2004
? Topeka, Kansas- March 25 and 26, 2004
? Northern Kentucky, March 5, 2004 Advanced Collaborative Family Law Workshop
? Baltimore, Maryland, - February 20 and 21, 2004; Introduction to Collaborative Law
? Springfield, Mo., October 2, 2003; Introduction to Collaborative Law
? St. Louis, Missouri, -May 2 and 3, 2003
? Madison, Wisconsin,-March 10, 2003
? Austin, Texas, February 6 and 7, 2003 (with Chip Rose)
? Topeka, Kansas, February 14, 2003
? Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia, October 24-25,2002
? Houston, Texas, February, 2002
? Lafayette, Lousiana,; January, 2002
? Dallas, Texas, October 2001
? Portland, Oregon, October, 2001
? Ft. Worth, Texas, July, 2001
? Houston, Texas, June, 2001
? Cebu, Philippines, Video-conference presentation to ADR Forum, March 17, 2004
? Madison, Wisconsin, Emerging Issues Institute, WAM Conference, November, 2002

Collaborative Training Reference

Sue Hansen (Milwaukee)

Rita Pollack (Berkshires)

Ali Doyle (Maryland)

James Pirrie (England)
Cathy Gale (Australia)
Diane Wanger (Texas)
I can provide references from any of the trainings I have provided.