The 12th Annual Collaborative Law Course (Collaborative Law: Avoid Breaking Bad When Breaking Up) will be held March 7-8, 2019 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas. The course is co-sponsored by the Collaborative Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and Collaborative Divorce Texas and will offer over 12 hours of continuing education and 3.5 hours of ethics.
The course will focus on dealing with difficult cases, parties, issues, and teams in the practice of Collaborative Law.
Forrest (Woody) Mosten is the key note speaker. He has been a mediator in private practice since 1979 and is a Collaborative Family Lawyer who specializes in negotiating fair settlements based on informed client consent. Woody is the author of several bestselling books in Mediation, Collaborative Practice, and expanding Legal Access and he travels internationally to train professionals to build profitable peacemaking practices. He co-authored Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice, recently published by the American Bar Association. For more information on Woody please visit his website www.mostenmediation.com.
Additional speakers and topics include:
• Randal Wilhite and Mike Benaglio: Creative Financial Solutions Under the New Tax Law
• Kathryn Murphy: How to Draw Clients to the Collaborative Model and Keep them Satisfied
• Craig Haston, Susan Wright, and Kelly-Ausley Flores: Breaking the Log Jam in Your Case
• Kevin Fuller and Rhonda Cleaves: How to Keep a Good Thing Going: Strategies to Advance the Collaborative Movement
• Jennifer Tull, Lisa Walker, and Larry Hance: How Coaching Can Enhance the Collaborative Experience
• Dr. Hannah Moussa and Dr. Viv Vines: High Conflict Personalities in Family Law (with a follow-up question and answer session moderated by Dr. Deborah S. Lyons)
• Christina Molitor, Rick Soat, Kristal Thomson, and Ellie Saucedo: Case Autopsy – Debrief of a Difficult Case
• Jack Emmott and Dawn Budner: Using Social Media to Ethically Grow Your Collaborative Practice
• Kenneth Wise: View from the Neutral Zone – An Examination of Client, Attorney and Team Dynamics That Affect and Disrupt the Collaborative Process
• Suzanne Blake: Gray Divorce
• Tim Crouch: Getting The Word Out About Collaborative
• Kris Algert and Syd Sharples: Fringe Cases – Is it Right for the Collaborative Law Process
We will also have a Collaborative Divorce Texas membership meeting during the lunch hour on March 7th for CDT members only with lunch provided, and a group social after the workshops on Thursday for all attendees.
Friday morning will see the return of the very popular blogging and social media workshop with Cristi and Graydon Trusler, so bring your laptop and social media passwords!
This year’s Course Director is Amy Lambert and Lisa Marquis is the Assistant Course Director. Amy Lambert is a partner with Friday Milner Lambert Turner, PLLC in Austin and her practice is focused almost exclusively on collaborative law and mediation. Amy spends her free time with her husband, Dave, and four year old daughter, Birdie, and frequently traveling with her mom, sister, niece, and daughter to New York City. Lisa Marquis is a shareholder in the Collin County office of Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, PC based in Dallas. Lisa’s practice is focused on family law while handling a small amount of guardianship and probate matters. Lisa resides in Celina, Texas with her husband of 30 years and enjoys scrapbooking, traveling, book club and wine tasting, as well as being an intermediary between her Longhorn and Sooner daughters.
Register online at https://www.texasbarcle.com/CLE/AABuy1.asp?sProductType=EV&lID=16905
Register before February 21, 2019 to save!