The Annual Gay G. Cox Award for Excellence in Collaborative Law has been presented to Denton Collaborative Attorney Camille Milner. The award was announced at the Collaborative Law Conference in Austin and is normally presented at the State Bar’s Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar in August each year. The Covid-19 Pandemic forced that seminar online this year.
Camille Milner is being honored for her contributions to the Collaborative Divorce movement in Texas. Milner was given the award for her leadership role in Collaborative Divorce Texas and for her commitment to growing the collaborative movement.
The annual recipient of this award is a member of Collaborative Divorce Texas who:
- is substantially involved in collaborative practice
- devotes themselves fully to any task undertaken often going above and beyond the call of duty
- exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and ethics
- is passionately committed to transforming the conflict resolution process
Milner served as the president of Collaborative Divorce Texas from 2016-17. She has trained hundreds of Collaborative Professionals across the state. She has served as the editor of the Collaborative Roadmap newsletter for CDT and is the co-author of the book “Build the Brand and Get More Collaborative Cases!”
Camille said, “As someone who was lucky enough to know Gay, this is a very special honor for me. Gay tirelessly worked to promote the Collaborative Process through developing research programs on the international level, forms for our state organization’s members, trained Collaborative professionals throughout the world, and worked in the trenches of Collaborative cases, helping us to promote it through giving clients satisfying experiences in what, for most people who go through litigation, is a heart-breaking and horrific experience in divorce. Gay meant so much to me, as she did to so many in CDT and across the world. I will treasure this recognition for the rest of my life.”
The award is named for the late Gay G. Cox, who was an instrumental pioneer in Collaborative Divorce in Texas. Past recipients include Norma Trusch from Houston, Harry Tindall also from Houston, Linda Solomon from Dallas, Jennifer Tull from Austin, Kevin Fuller from Dallas, Jack Emmott from Houston, and Kris Algert from Austin.
Camille Milner is a graduate of the University of North Texas and The University of Texas School of Law. She is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is also a Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional. She has practiced law in Denton, Cooke, Wise, Collin, Dallas and Tarrant Counties since 1984.