Hello Texas collaborative attorneys,
Welcome to 2021! Did any of you, like me, exit 2020 impressed with the fact that people and entities need better methods of conflict resolution? We are excited to offer several upcoming opportunities to build your skill set, and meet the growing need for professionals who understand that fighting it out in the courthouse or on the news is usually not in the best interest of your client. There is a better way.
Below are several training events coming up this spring, including Basic Training in both family and civil arenas, and the Annual Collaborative Law Course CLE co-sponsored by our section. Don’t let the weeks go by without taking advantage of at least one of these virtual offerings. There are early bird pricing opportunities, so act fast!
Also, we will be offering our first ever CL Section Webinar CLE, **FREE** for members! It is entitled, “50 Ways to Use Your Collaborative Skills, In and Outside of the Process,” with more information below.
Upcoming Virtual Training Courses
Family Law Basic Training: February 11-12
Civil Law Basic Training and CLE: February 18-19
CL Section Webinar FREE CLE: February 26
14th Annual Collaborative Law Course: March 4-5
What is the difference between Basic Training and the Collaborative Law Course?
Basic Training is the 101 course, the foundational building block to equip you to handle a collaborative law case, whether family or civil. Consider it the “nuts and bolts” course, or the one you would have had in law school had it been forward thinking. This training walks you through the process from start to finish, with instruction and hands-on role play, and covers common detours that might happen along the way. It is an essential part of being a competent collaborative law practitioner.
Also, consider this a valuable refresher course, if it has been a while since your first basic training or your last collaborative case. Most serious collaborative law practitioners have taken Basic Training more than once.
The Annual Collaborative Law Course is designed to round out your basic skillset. It is more advanced and nuanced CLE, with speakers on topics such as ethical dilemmas, getting un-stuck, client relations, and practice development. The content is different every year, and always very relevant (Zoom practice, anyone??), but it does not take the place of Basic Training.
The Annual Collaborative Law Course CLE is a great opportunity to hone your skills, and to network with other collaborative law professionals from around the state.
I hope that everyone in our section leverages at least one of these opportunities!
Laura R. Schlenker, Chair
Collaborative Law Section
State Bar of Texas
Family Law Basic Training
Virtual Basic Collaborative Interdisciplinary Training
February 11-12 (two full days)
To meet the demand for another basic training, CDT is holding another virtual Basic Interdisciplinary Training as follows:
Thursday, February 11: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST (1-hour break for lunch)
Friday, February 12: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST (1-hour break for lunch)
EARLY BIRD: thru 11:59 p.m. CST February 5
Members $149; non-members $199; law students $25
REGULAR RATE: February 6 – Noon CST February 10
Members $199; non-members $249; law students $30
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON CST, FEBRUARY 10
Continuing Education is offered (see brochure)
Trainers: Carol Mapp, LCSW, Kate Smith, JD, Richard Price, JD, Thomas Stewart CPA
Civil Law Basic Training and CLE
After many years, a Civil Collaborative Law Basic Training is coming back to Texas (virtually)! It is with great excitement that we share with you the link to register for GCLC and the North Carolina Civil Collaborative Law Association’s (NCCCLA) virtual collaborative law training and 14 hour CLE program on February 18-19.
We invite you to register, and to spread the word by sharing this information with other lawyers, mediators, and professionals interested in civil collaborative work. The program contains a combination of pre-recorded content and virtual live sessions.
Virtual Civil Collaborative Law Training Event
Extra way to Save: Members of GCLC may attend for a significant discount that more than covers the cost of membership. GLCL is the premier worldwide civil collaborative law. Visit here to join or renew your GCLC membership and encourage your civil colleagues to do the same. This is a great way to start building your civil network of collaboratively trained attorneys and other professionals. We are looking forward to seeing you virtually on February 18-19!
Collaborative Law Section Webinar
“50 Ways to Use Your Collaborative Skills, In and Outside of the Process”
Wednesday, February 24
Noon – 1 p.m. CST
1 hour MCLE credit
Speaker: Melinda H. Eitzen
FREE for section members
Presenting our first ever Webinar, free for section members! If you have ever attended a CLE by Melinda Eitzen, you know this will be a don’t miss event. Melinda is a Master Credentialed collaborative divorce attorney and trainer, and is also a gifted presenter. We are proud to offer you this member benefit. Look for registration info coming soon via email and on our website.
14th Annual Course
Collaborative Law: Building Better Collaboration Webcast
Collaborative Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Collaborative Divorce Texas
Thursday, March 4 – Friday, March 5
Thursday: 8:55 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. CST
Early Bird Registration (ends March 5): $445
Regular Registration (after March 5): $495
Collaborative Law Section and Collaborative Divorce Texas Group members: save $25! Texas Bar College and Texas Paralegal Division members: save $25! Attorneys licensed five years or fewer: 50% off registration price!
This course includes a live chat feature that will allow you to interact with participating speakers and other registrants!
Can’t attend on March 4-5?
Register now and view the recording at your convenience. All webcasts are archived after the broadcast and available to review as many times as you like! This webcast will be available for playback on March 30 and the program is MCLE accredited through February 28, 2022.