Collaborative Training At The Grandover Feb. 6-7


The NCBA has offered five basic training courses in Collaborative Law Practice in the past, and is offering the next one Feb. 6-7 at the Grandover in Greensboro. Click here to view the brochure with all the details.

The Early Bird registration deadline is Jan. 16. Click here to register.

This 14-hour training is for any lawyer who wishes to add the collaborative approach to their practice, including both family lawyers and other civil lawyers, including those practicing in the areas of construction, employment, small business, probate, as well as litigation. Because collaborative is practiced entirely out of court, it is not necessary to have training or experience as a litigator to become a collaborative lawyer.

Indeed, collaborative lawyers agree that they will not themselves take the matter to court if an impasse occurs (though they may take it to mediation). There are no pleadings, formal discovery procedures, motions or trial. Therefore, the collaborative approach can be followed more economically and in less time than litigation or other forms of dispute resolution. This should make it a very attractive approach to many clients.

Collaborative is also client driven, with the clients meeting face to face along with their collaboratively trained attorneys working towards a solution that meets the needs and interests of all parties. It is therefore ideal for disputes where the parties have an established relationship that they wish to maintain.

If you attend the full 14-hour training, you can join other NCBA lawyers who have received this training and are working to establish collaborative practice statewide. For more information on collaborative law or on this course, contact John Sarratt, co-chair of the Collaborative Law Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section at