Access to Collaboration: The committee/task force, recently established with a grant from the IACP, focuses on collaborative options for clients and members including creating a referral panel to be staffed by MCLC members for modest means clients at discounted rates. This committee also works with PEC to distribute the new video content and increase exposure for Collaborative Practice.
Education and Training sub-committees: These come under the umbrella of the V-P of Education and Training. We have 3 sub-committees focusing on the introductory training, continuing education and members’ professional development meeting programming. We are currently seeking members for the Continuing Education sub-committee and the Members’ Professional
Development Meeting sub-committee. The Continuing Education sub-committee develops and implements educational programs throughout the year for members including the annual forum, educational programs/workshops and advanced trainings. The Members’ Professional Development Meeting sub-committee plans the four (4) quarterly members’ meetings per year which usually have both an educational and networking component.
Fundraising: This committee works in conjunction with ED on fundraising initiatives, including working on sponsorships for meetings, soliciting donations, and seeking new avenues of fundraising.
Institutional Affiliation: This committee coordinates with MCFM and other related organizations on programming, calendaring and addressing needs of joint memberships. We anticipate also connecting with other groups in New England and New York.
Legislative Committee: This committee will look at current proposed legislation and make recommendations to the board of directors.
Membership Committee: This committee addresses membership issues including approving trainings (e.g. if people take an intro training outside of MA, what programs might qualify for “additional” training credits, etc.), dues increases and membership categories. The committee members may also assist the Executive Director with content for the e-newsletter.
Mentorship Committee: This committee works in conjunction with the practice group co-chairs to increase visibility and improve benefits of the mentoring program for members. This committee connects in seasoned professionals and newer members into the community.
Public Education: This committee works on public education initiatives, including marketing the Collaborative Law Process to the public, marketing MCLC as a resource for information about CLP and finding professionals in CLP, and educating potential partners and government entities about CLP. PEC has a subcommittee, the Website Committee, which manages the website and is seeking anyone interested in assisting with launching a blog on the website and helping maintain/edit content.
For more information or to indicate your interest (even if you are already serving and wish to continue), please contact Kristin Beane at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 22, 2018