Events and Announcements

Runaway Train - Using Collaborative Practice to De-Rail High Conflict Court Cases - September 11, 2019

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: To be announced - refreshments to follow

Presented by an interdisciplinary team of collaborative professionals (lawyers, financial & family neutrals) – The session explores the emerging phenomenon of court-sponsored files being moved out of litigation process into collaborative process, with or without conditions and court-supervision.  The session will offer insights into screening to assess whether a file is a good candidate for conversion and its potential ‘fit’ within collaborative process.   The session outlines the issues the advisors and clients will want to consider when existing court files are converted to collaborative process, transitional issues as neutrals are introduced to the process, helpful procedural decisions as well as the use of a carefully crafted (non-standard) Participation Agreement.

Refreshments will be served following the session.  Come join your  York & Durham  colleagues in a ‘welcome back from summer’ learning and re-connection event.

(NOTE:  This program qualifies for 1 hour social and 1 of your 6 substantive hours)

Fall Dinner Meeting: Streamlined Flat Fee Collaborative Process Presented by Brian Galbraith - September 26, 2019

TIME: 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: To be announced

Dinner following the session. Durham Collaborative Practice/York Collaborative Invited

More and more people facing separation & divorce are choosing to be self-represented…. Why? Could part of the reason be that the desire to manage costs and avoid protracted adversarial process?

Streamlined Flat Fee process is a limited process involving focused screening, set fees, disciplined process… and it works.   Brian Galbraith of Galbraith Family Law Professional Corporation,(an OCLF & IACP Board Member) will share the fundamental elements of the process as well the documents underpinning the process so you and your team can start experimenting with it immediately and  make it your own…The session will canvas:

•        Is it possible for a multi-disciplinary team and their clients to commit to a defined price/timeline collaborative process?

•        What does this process look like?

•        How is it different from what we typically do now?

•        How do we screen clients (and our team) for such a process?

•        What are the critical success factors and the expected variables that change the committed price/timeline?


Dinner following the session.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to make collaborative process known and more attractive to a significant, un-serviced client group

Following the session, dinner will be served. Come join your Durham and York collaborative colleagues and learn how Steam-lined Flat Fee Process may be one part in answering the needs of this large un-serviced client group.

(NOTE:  This program qualifies for 1 hour social and 1 of your 6 substantive hours)

Study Group

Mark your calendars for October 2, 2019, November 6, 2019 and December 4, 2019 for the last Study Groups of 2019.

Holiday Party

Save the date! This year's holiday party will be December 5th.

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