Sep 17, 2019
by Justin Kelsey, Past President of MCLC.

In May of 2014, I attended the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council's day long Advanced Training Forum. The attendees included lawyers, coach/facilitators, mental health practitioners, financial neutrals and other professionals who help divorcing couples. There were the usual discussions about finding better ways to help our clients divorce, finding more clients, and finding other professionals willing to practice collaboratively. And there was also singing.. read more
Sep 8, 2019
by Debra L. Smith, Member of Board of Directors of MCLC

Consider this Scenario: You thought the marriage to the love of your life was going to be forever. After his six month affair with the attractive woman from his department at the ad agency he works for, you just don’t trust him anymore as your husband. You met at... read more
Aug 12, 2019
by Jeff Fink, Past President of MCLC

We don’t always think about ethics in our daily lives. Many lawyers remember legal ethics as one of the less interesting topics on the bar exam. In the Collaborative process, though, ethics are important. They mean “doing the right thing” in the situation. They mean always asking ourselves, “Am I being Collaborative? Is what I am doing now Collaborative?” read more
Aug 6, 2019
by Lynda J. Robbins, Past President and Executive Director of MCLC and IACP.

I still remember standing in my office, opening my mail and reading the initial letter from David Hoffman and Rita Pollak convening a meeting to introduce Collaborative Law to Massachusetts. Having been a mediator and (reluctant) litigator for a number of years, I could feel the excitement building—here was... read more

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