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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 FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month at the Belo Mansion.   

Follow us on Twitter here: @CollabLawTx

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Happy Hour

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Happy Hour co-hosted by Solo & Small Firm & Collaborative Law Sections
Wednesday, May 31 at Mattito's Uptown from 5:30-7:30

 

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Upcoming Section Meetings

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JUNE 2017

JUNE 22-23, 2017

STATE BAR ANNUAL MEETING

Collaborative Law track on June 23:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sitting With, or Running From, Conflict 2 hours (2 ethics) Linda Solomon, LPC, LCDC, LMFT
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Section Membership Meeting
 

JULY 2017

TBD

 

AUGUST 2017

August 23 at the Belo

"Debriefing and Team Communications"
Jodi Lazar

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

September 28

Intake Clinic

 

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Book Recommendations

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Just published by the ABA – Structured Negotiation:  A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits, by Lainey Feingold.  Some of you may have attended the Section meeting in Spring 2015 when Ms. Feingold appeared via skype and presented her Structured Negotiation method to our membership.  Ms. Feingold has used this method, very similar to the Collaborative Process, to achieve settlements and change for disability rights clients involved with entities such as Walmart, Major League Baseball, and local governments.  For more information, and to receive 10% discount on the purchase price, visit http://www.lflegal.com/book/

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Section Officers:

Name: Jodi McShan
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: 
Law Office of Jodi McShan, PLLC 
Firm Address: 4144 N Central Expy Ste 300
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75204
Business Phone: 214-800-2091
Email:  
jodi@jodimcshanlaw.com

Name: Stephen Rizzieri
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: 
L. Stephen Rizzieri, PLLC
Firm Address: 8150 North Central Expy, 10th Floor.
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75206
Business Phone: 214-434-1017
Email: 
stephen.rizzieri@lsrfirm.com

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
Email:  email@elizabethchappell.com

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
Email: bchristiansen@cdfirm.com

Name: Laura Schlenker
Officer Position: Immediate Past 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
Email: laura@schlenkerlaw.com

Name: Angelina LaPenotiere
Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor
Firm: Fannie Mae
Address: 14221 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 1000
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75254
Business Phone: 972-773-7383
Email: 
alapenotiere1@gmail.com


Resource Links

State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section

ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Collaborative Law Committee

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Global Collaborative Law Council

Collaborative Law Institute of Texas

Houston Bar Association Collaborative Law Section

Lubbock Bar Association Collaborative Law Section

Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council


Section Membership:

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:
DBA
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.


Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  


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