October 13, 2018
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Members of ABD attending:
Immediate Past Chair: Joe Spirito
October 26 – 28, 2018
International Conference for Practitioners from throughout the world.
Anger in Collaborative Divorce
Presented by Vi Ballard, MFT
Vi Ballard presented to the Collaborative class at Loyola Law School.
Elizabeth Potter Scully authored a chapter about the synergy between mediation and collaborative law in the ABA published book, Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice, Forrest S. Mosten and Adam Cordover, (September 2018).
Understanding the Collaborative Process
June 12, 2018 – 1:30-3:00pm
Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Events Center, 11022 Aviation Blvd. Los Angeles, California
Understanding the collaborative process and what makes the collaborative process different from litigation, mediation and traditional lawyer negotiations. We discussed how each member on the team contributes to the collaborative process. We discussed what it means to be “client centered” and the importance of interest based negotiations and communications.
Joe Spirito was a guest appearance on the “Tilden Ten” program on KABC radio. He was interviewed by Royal Oakes regarding the collaborative divorce process.
The global interdisciplinary conflict resolution process known as Collaborative Practice started right here in California! Collaborative Practice pioneers and leaders–Pauline Tesler, Esq., George Richardson, Esq. and Joseph Spirito, Jr., Esq.–graciously agreed to present Fundamentals of Collaborative Practice for LMIC members (1.5 Hrs General). Learn about the tools, rules and infrastructure that sets this process apart from litigation, mediation and arbitration.
As always, our on-demand CLE provides you with free, participatory credits. To watch on your desktop, click here or download the app on your mobile device.
MCLE ON THE GO!
May 30, 2017, 8:30 am to 10:00 am.
Bob Watts, Deborah Ewing and David Kuroda spoke recently to a breakfast meeting of South Bay CPAs. They met at the Lakes Golf Course Meeting Room and promoted the use of collaborative divorce for parties. Their goal was to promote collaborative divorce for their clients, but also to present collaborative divorce as a way of expanding their CPA practices. They were very well received and there was considerable interest. They also had an opportunity to talk about the A Better Divorce group.