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Introduction to Collaborative Practice

To help you pivot to collaborative practice

Collaborative Practice Online Program

The Collaborative Law process is at the cutting edge of dispute resolution practice today, with an emphasis on problem solving, negotiation and co-operation to settle conflict. The non-confrontational nature of Collaborative Practice enables Lawyers working with other professionals and their clients to respectfully resolve disputes and, ultimately, stay out of Court.

Join Collaborative Family Lawyer, Clarissa Rayward and her team of collaborative experts including financial and mental health experts for an engaging 6 week online program that will add new dimensions to your skills and the services you offer your clients.

Collaborative Practice is now a widely used form of dispute resolution for separating families.  This program is designed to meet the standards detailed in the Law Council of Australia’s “Australian Collaborative Practice Guidelines for Lawyers”.  It will also satisfy the requirements to be classified as a collaborative professional with both the Queensland Collaborative Law Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

You can earn CPD points- self assessed 1 per each hour of attendance.

In this program we will cover

Week 1: What is collaborative practice- An overview- where it came from, what does it look like, the skills you will need and who are the key players.

Week 2: The 4 key skills you will need- Communication, Listening, Problem Solving, Team work

Week 3: The process- the importance of the initial client interview

Week 4: The process- Assembling your team and preparing for and attending your first collaborative meeting

Week 5: The process- further collaborative meetings and reaching agreement

Week 6: A recap- an overview of collaborative practice and where to from here to establish a successful collaborative practice.

LIVE Masterclass schedule-

There will be 7 LIVE Masterclasses throughout the program. The dates and times are listed in the image below! 

Please keep in mind that the below is in QLD/ NSW/VIC time, and if you are based in WA, SA or the NT, you will need to account for your timezone. 

If for whatever reason you cannot make a Masterclass, fear not as these are all recorded and made available to participants.

 

First steps...

Mark your diaries-

There will be 7 LIVE Masterclasses throughout the 6 week program. The dates and times are listed in the image to your right! 

If for whatever reason you cannot make a Masterclass, fear not as these are all recorded and made available to participants. 

You have been emailed calendar appointments for all seven of the masterclasses.  You can also access the zoom links but clicking on each masterclass link below: 

Please tune into the Collaborative Practice Webinar presented by Shelby and myself in the replay below. 

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All the bits!

Meet & Greet!— And a bit about collaborative practice

This week is all about getting to know each other and what the next six weeks will look like.

Lesson one— What is collaborative practice?

This week is all about collaborative practice: where it came from, what does it look like, the skills you will need and who are the key players.

Lesson two— the four key features

This week we’re going to look a bit closer at some of the key features associated with collaborative practice and explore how we can identify our clients’ interests and goals which sit at the heart of the collaborative process.

Lesson three— the intial client meeting!

This week, we’re going to focus on: 💥Assembling your collaborative team 💥 Preparing for the first meeting  💥 The first meeting 💥 Debriefing— with your team and your client 

Lesson four— the importance of the initial client interview

This week, we are getting stuck into preparing for and attending a first collaborative meeting.

Lesson five— the initial client meeting!

This week, we’re going to focus on: 💥Assembling your collaborative team 💥 Preparing for the first meeting  💥 The first meeting 💥 Debriefing— with your team and your client 

Lesson six— A recap!

This week we go over everything you have learned over the past 6 or so weeks together.

Bonus sessions— The Role of the Coach and the Financial Neutral

Shelby, John and Lynda’s webinar on the roles of the coach and the financial neutral is available below!

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Bonus sessions— Webinar: The Role of the Collaborative Coach

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Bonus sessions— Curiosity with Jacinta Gallant

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Where to next?...