Dedicate to Collaborate

Reflections from a peacemaking lawyer and mediator dedicated to collaborative problem-solving.

Ron Ousky Advanced Collaborative Practice Training in Vancouver — Register Now

Ron and I are part of a North American training group called Peacemaking Practice Trainers. I'm thrilled he is coming to Vancouver to offer this summer workshop. Ron literally wrote the book on Collaborative Law, and has been in the movement since the beginning. Take advantage of this unique and incredible opportunity to learn from Ron Ousky! July ...
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ABA First Annual Practice Development Institute

ABA First Annual Practice Development Institute
Register Now for the ABA First Annual Practice Development Institute with Woody Mosten​ The American Bar Association Announces its First Annual Practice Development Institute Early Bird Rate Ends June 16, 2017 Check out the Brochure Hotel & Travel Information ​​ Please join Master Trainer Forrest (Woody) Mosten, and a team of co-associate train...
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My Approach To Family Law

My Approach To Family Law
During my first few years of practice, I was dismayed to see families battling in court and judges delivering verdicts with very little information to go on. Instead of searching for mutual solutions, clients and their attorneys were fighting to "win". This approach invariably cost the client and their family a lot of money and heartache.  I k...
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A Few Things I’ve Learned Along The Way…

A Few Things I’ve Learned Along The Way…
Today I celebrate 25 years as a lawyer. Holy smokes it's been quite a ride. When I first started practicing law, I was 27 years old. I was the fourth woman lawyer ever hired in a mid-sized law 'cowboy' law firm whose motto was "shoot first, ask questions later." Litigation was the default problem-solving tool, and I earned my chops in the cour...
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