Collaborative Law Section
Provides a forum for lawyers and other professionals who are interested in learning about the collaborative dispute resolution process and advancing their skills in the process. The goals of the Section are: (1) to promote the use of the collaborative process for resolving disputes in various areas of law, (2) to train lawyers and other professionals in the use of the process, (3) to educate the public as to the benefits of the process, and (4) to preserve the integrity of the collaborative dispute resolution process.
Meeting Schedule: The Collaborative Law Section typically meets at noon on the LAST Thursday of each month at the Belo Mansion.
Follow us on Twitter here: @CollabLawTx
UPDATE ~ POSTPONED
(Formerly August 26, 2016 - New Date TBD)
Creative Negotiation CLE and Workshop
Unleash Your Creative Powers for Negotiation:
An Interactive Workshop on New Ways to Tap the Imagination
3 hours CLE
Attention Collaborative Negotiators: Brainstorming is a great way to develop options for resolving disputes, but are you getting everything from it that you could? What other techniques can you use to break out of established patterns and come up with new ideas? How can you overcome psychological obstacles to innovation? Join the Collaborative Law Section on August 26 from 2-5:30p for an interactive workshop by Professor James Hart, Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, and learn new ways to develop creative solutions to your clients’ disputes!
There will be NO monthly section meeting in August
12th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Conference
September 15-17, 2016
The only exclusively civil collaborative law training event nationwide currently slated for 2016, to be held locally in Ft. Worth. Click HERE for information. ONLINE REGISTRATION available at http://www.collaborativelaw.us/events.php.
- DAY 1: Training in the "Basics of Collaborative Law" (7 hours of CLE, 1.75 Ethics)
- DAY 2 & 3: Advanced Civil Collaborative Law Conference (15.5 hours of CLE, 1.25 Ethics)
Other Training Opportunities
Collaborative Basic Interdisciplinary Training September 8-9, 2016 hosted by Scott Clark, CFP, CDFA, Melinda H. Eitzen, JD, and Linda Solomon, LPC, LMFT, LCDC. 2-day overview of the basics of collaborative practice for lawyers, financial professionals, and mental health professionals. Lawyers will earn 12.50 CLE hours with .50 in ethics. To register, please contact Lindy McMahan by phone at 214-416-9010 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for REGISTRATION documents or here for MORE INFORMATION.
Other Section News:
Stay tuned... exciting events are in the works!
Name: Laura Schlenker
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Law Office of Laura Schlenker
Firm Address: 401 Tom Landry Hwy #224632
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75260
Business Phone: 214-923-5071
Name: Ruth Rickard
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Law Office of Ruth Rickard
Firm Address: 5156 S. Colony Blvd.
Firm City, State, Zip: The Colony, TX 75056
Business Phone: 214-663-1010
Name: Elizabeth Chappell
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm Address: 106 N. Denton Tap Rd., 210-209
Firm City, State, Zip: Coppell, TX 75019
Business Phone: 214-614-8304
Name: Brett Christiansen
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Christiansen Davis LLC
Firm Address: 4100 Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 450
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75244
Business Phone: 214-838-3501
Name: Julie Quaid
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Quaid Farish, LLC
Firm Address: 8150 N. Central Expressway, Suite 600
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75206
Business Phone: 214.373.9100
Name: Rocio Christina Garcia
Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor
Firm: Hunton & Williams LLP
Address: 1445 Ross Avenue, Ste. 3700
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75202
Business Phone: 214-880-0011
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Collaborative Law section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $25.00 membership fee to:
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.
For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.