According to the Lawyers Weekly Article on February 11, 2021: "Probate and Family Court crisis requires action”
How can collaborative practice support and fix a broken system?
Cindy Runge and Linda Cohan will facilitate a lively discussion sharing your experiences as well as your ideas on ways to to help fix this system.
Questions to consider:
1. How has this broken system affected your practice?
2. Are you getting more cases or less as a result of the chaos within the probate courts?
3. What are some of your ideas for helping people transition through divorce during this time of crisis?
Linda Cohan, MSW, CPC has over 25 years of combined experience as a clinical social worker, human resource consultant and an executive coach. She has worked with organizations to develop cultures that increase productivity, morale and trust. Linda engages leaders at all levels to create a climate of leadership that gets results. Linda serves on the Board of the Mass Collaborative Law Council (MCLC) and co-chairs the Institutional Affiliation Committee. Linda was part of the faculty team, which led an entry-level Business/Family Collaborative Law training in Madrid Spain in May 2014, in Bilbao, Spain November 2015 and Turin, Italy in October of 2016. She has also presented at the IACP Forum in D.C., the Mass Bar Association and other organizations throughout Massachusetts.
Cynthia is a divorce meditator and family and collaborative attorney in Boston. Cynthia has been practicing in the legal field for 29 years. Cynthia began her career in family law by mediating family cases and then began by taking appointments for care and protections, CRA’s and guardianships. Cynthia moved on to handling divorces, adoptions, marital agreements and all components of domestic relations. Cynthia is a member of the Dispute Resolution section council of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Council for Family Mediation, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys.