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2016 Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training


Benefits of Attending:

▪ Learn the fundamentals of the Collaborative Law model and how to apply it to both Family & Business Law cases.

▪ Develop results-oriented techniques to help clients reach successful resolutions to disputes.

▪ Identify and implement strategies for success with high-conflict clients and how to navigate challenging cases.

▪ Train with experienced professionals who are passionate about the team approach.

▪ Course meets the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) standards for a Collaborative Law Intro Training.

▪ Continuing Education Credits are available (see bottom of this event registration for more details).

Who should Attend: This training is designed for family and business law attorneys, psychologists and other mental health professionals, coaches, social workers, and mediators, financial professionals, child development and co-parenting specialists, and anyone assisting business or family clients in conflict.

Click here to learn more about The Collaborative Team.


Lectures, demonstrations (video and live), role plays, and panel discussions will include these topics:

  • Elements of Collaborative Law Practice
  • Making the “Paradigm Shift”  - Moving from an Adversarial Mindset to a Collaborative Mindset
  • Interests-Based Negotiation
  • The Interdisciplinary Team in the Collaborative Process
  • Ethical Considerations and Dilemmas
  • Overcoming Challenges in Collaborative Law Practice
  • Incorporating Collaborative Law into Your Practice


The faculty consists of professionals with national and international reputations as leading trainers in the field of Collaborative Practice

Gina Arons, Psy.D. is a psychologist, Collaborative Law coach-facilitator, mediator, consultant to attorneys, and former long term board member of Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council.  Dr. Arons has presented at numerous Collaborative Law  conferences in the United States and Canada on introductory and advanced topics and  has a private practice in Lincoln, MA  with services for children, adults, couples and families.

Dawn Effron, J.D., is a collaborative attorney and mediator focusing on family and workplace issues. Dawn teaches the skills that she applies in her practice at Northeastern University School of Law and New England Law | Boston, and in business settings.


​R. Paul Faxon, J.D. practices in the areas of closely-held and family business law, commercial real estate transactions, and legal conflict assessment and resolution.  Paul, a past President of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, has presented numerous times at the International Association of Collaborative Professionals’ annual conference as well as Collaborative Law trainings in the US and Europe.


Jessie L. Foster, MBA, CFP®, CDFA - As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, Jessie illuminates the financial difficulties surrounding divorce for clients, mediators and attorneys. These services entail a broad spectrum from a comprehensive analysis of the short and long-term impacts of proposed settlements, to an evaluation of the tax implications of property division, to spousal and child support, to all of the important retirement and investment decisions that may impact clients and their families well beyond divorce. She is also a trained Mediator and Collaborative Law Financial Neutral.


Justin Kelsey, Esq is the owner of Skylark Law & Mediation, PC, a firm that helps families resolve conflict.  Justin is a Mediator and Collaborative attorney practicing primarily in family law and divorce is the current president-elect of the Masaschusetts Collaborative Law Council, and is also on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.


Amy H. Martell, MA, J.D. is the founder and principal collaborative attorney & mediator at Whole Family Law and Mediation in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Amy has presented at numerous conferences around the country, guest lectured on Collaborative Law at local law schools, and co-authored the chapter on ADR in the recently-released Lexis-Nexis Massachusetts Family Law Practice series.

Barbara Nason, Esq. is a collaborative attorney, mediator and founder of Nason Divorce Solutions, LLC in Dedham, Massachusetts.  Barbara, a former litigator, has been practicing family law for over 20 years and now finds more favorable results for her clients and divorcing couples through out-of-court dispute resolutions. Barbara is the current president of the Masaschusetts Collaborative Law Council .



Location:  Four Points by Sheraton - Eastham, Cape Cod

We encourage you to stay at the hotel where rooms are being held for training attendees.  Attendees are responsible for all room charges.  Group rate available until rooms run out.  Click here to make your room reservations.

Tuition:  By August 19, 2016:  $650**

                After August 19, 2016:  $750**

Lunches and snacks included.

Networking & Social Reception on Thursday evening at a local restaurant is a further opportunity to learn about Collaborative Law practice while socializing with the trainers.  More details to come on this event.
**. Prospective members must complete this training BEFORE they apply for MCLC membership.  New trainees who join MCLC by October 31, 2016 will be eligible for $100 discount on membership dues

Member Rate: Current MCLC members only are eligible for a $100 discount on tuition.  If you have been a member of MCLC previously, you may renew before registering and be eligible for the discounted member rate.

 MCLC MEMBERS: To get the member discount, please log in and return to this page BEFORE you click the "Register Now" button.

Payment Methods: Credit cards/PayPal only. Sorry, no checks.

Cancellation Policy: A fee of $75 will be charged for all cancellations, regardless of cause.  If MCLC is notified of cancellation on or before September 15, 2016, MCLC will refund the applicable registration fee less the $75 cancellation fee.

                                      No refunds will be granted after September 15, 2016.

Tuition Assistance:  A limited number of partial scholarships are available through MCLC Recipients must pay full tuition in advance and will be reimbursed for the scholarship after course completion.  Find out more about Winik Scholarships.  Deadline for scholarship applications is August 25, 2016.

Continuing Education Credits:  

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions.

Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: 10/15/15 through 10/15/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 15 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Licensed Professional Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LPCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs completing the program will receive 15 continuing education hours of credit.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 15 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

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September 22, 2016 7:30 AM through September 23, 2016 5:00 PM
3800 State Highway
Four Points by Sheraton Eastham Cape Cod
Eastham, MA 02642
United States
Event Fee(s)
Per Person $750.00

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