Course Description: Per Florida Statute Section 61.56, Collaborative Process is “a process intended to resolve a collaborative matter without intervention by a tribunal and in which persons sign a collaborative law participation agreement and are represented by collaborative attorneys.” This interactive workshop will explore the advantages and the disadvantages of bringing Mediation into the Collaborative fold. Participants will learn various approaches to “Collaborative Mediation.” Participants will also acquire strategies to integrate and promote Mediation and Collaborative Process within the same practice groups.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of bringing Mediation into Collaborative Process.
- Explain various approaches to Collaborative Mediation and provide examples of how each may look.
- Develop strategies to integrate and promote Mediation and Collaborative Process within the same practice groups.
Kevin R. Scudder is a Collaborative Attorney, Mediator, Writer, Trainer, and inspiration behind the Seattle Collaborative Law Center, PLLC based in Seattle, WA. He is a Board Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP; www.collaborativepractice.com), graduate of IACP’s inaugural Leadership Academy, Chair of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Collaborative Committee, regular contributor to the Collaborative literary community [http://www.be.fulfilled.org/ and http://theworldofcollaborativepractice.com/], and Past President of Washington State’s state-wide Collaborative organization, the Collaborative Professionals of Washington.
Most recently Kevin is a contributing author to the book issued by the American Bar Association co-edited by Adam Cordover and Forrest “Woody” Mosten on developing a satisfying and profitable peacemaking practice. Kevin can be reached at email@example.com or through his Seattle Collaborative Law Center, PLLC website at https://www.seattleclc.com/.