Collaborative Training In Asheville June 19-20

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The NCBA has offered six basic training courses in Collaborative Law Practice in the past, and is offering the next one June 19-20  in Asheville. Click here to view the brochure with all the details and to register. The early bird registration deadline is May 29. Note that the deadline for special hotel rates is one week earlier: May 22.

Collaborative Practice Training
Wednesday-Thursday, June 19-20, 2019
Renaissance Asheville Hotel

This 14-hour training is for any lawyer who wishes to add the collaborative approach to their practice, whether they are family lawyers or other civil lawyers, including those practicing in the areas of construction, employment, small business, probate, as well as general litigation. Because collaborative law 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 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 jsarratt@hshllp.com