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Resources

 

Collaborative Practice has grown tremendously since it was introduced by attorney Stu Webb.  And thus there is a large and growing supply of information about the practice.

This page is a staring point with some general resources.  For more resources regarding the application of CP in a specific area, click on that area in the block to the left.  We'll be adding resources as often as we can.  Collaborative Practice is growing very quickly!

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ABOUT 'TEAMS'

   When you speak with a Collaborative Practice professional, you will hear about how we make use of teams of professionals to increase the efficiency of your process.  Each member of the team is a specialist in working with either the legal requirements, the financial complexities, or the emotional challenges within the process.  Here's a video- from our friends in Ontario - that goes over the various team 'members' and how they help:

 

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 We are proud Sponsors of The World of Collaborative Practice magazine where you can read articles, see videos and hear audio all about Collaborative Practice in all its applications.

The World of Collaborative Practice magazine

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Our Member Sandra Crawford, Esq. was recently part of a panel assembled by the Illinois State Bar Associaion discussing "Alternatives to Court" including Collaborative Practice. 

 

 Sandra has also written a short piece for the Illinois State Bar Association describing things every lawyer should know about Collaborative Practice.

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 OUR LAST CIVIL COLLABORATIVE TRAINING WAS WITH SHERRIE ABNEY ON 2/11-12/2011.

As part of their work, the trainees created up to 30 second Elevator Speeches to describe what they do as Collaborative Practice professionals.  Take a look at the winners as voted by the attendees:

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Stu Webb is the man who started it all. Here's an interview he did:

 

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Here are some available books [most of them discuss CP in Divorce; it's application in other areas is more recent and so less has been written so far]:

 

 

For interested Professionals

 

 Collaborative Practice is actually one of many 'ways' in which changes in the practice of law are being made.  An excellent new book by J. Kim Wright of Cutting Edge Law shares much of this change over the past decade and her website chronicles it 'as it is happening'.

Lawyers As Peacemakers

 

Additional Sources of information include:

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Cutting Edge Law                                Global Collaborative Law Council