introductory interdisciplinary collaborative law training
Sept. 14, 2018 9:00am-7:00pm & Sept. 15, 2018 8:30am-1:00pm
14591 Stony Brook Blvd.
Omaha, NE 68137
In this step-by-step, interactive two-day training, attendees will learn the Collaborative Law approach to conflict resolution and how to incorporate this revolutionary process into their practice. This program will be valuable to all professionals interested in transforming their dispute resolution practice, including attorneys, financial specialists, mental health professionals, and mediators.
*An overview training for paralegals/legal assistants/mediators/other professionals who do not wish to go through the whole training will be offered on Friday Sept. 14 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. This limited introduction will educate participants on the basics of the collaborative process and the different professionals' roles during same.
Who Should Attend: This training is designed for family law attorneys, financial professionals, psychologists, therapists and other mental health professionals, child development and co-parenting specialists, and anyone assisting family clients in conflict.
Curriculum: Lectures, demonstrations (video and live), role plays, and panel discussions will include these topics:
- Elements of Collaborative Law Practice
- Making the “Paradigm Shift” - Moving from an Adversarial Mindset to a Collaborative Mindset
- Interests-Based Negotiation
- The Interdisciplinary Team in the Collaborative Process
- Ethical Considerations and Dilemmas
- Overcoming Challenges in Collaborative Law Practice
- Incorporating Collaborative Law into Your Practice
Faculty: The faculty consists of professionals with national and international reputations as leading trainers in the field of Collaborative Practice.
Morgan Keen Hecht, LCSW, LIMHP
Morgan is a licensed clinical social worker at the state level, as well as a Board Certified Diplomat at the national level. She is an owner/partner of Family Enrichment, Inc. She has practiced in the area of individual and family mental health plus child welfare for over 25 years at Family Enrichment. Her practice includes extensive experience with families in all stages of separation, divorce and post-divorce. Morgan has been working with the Collaborative Divorce process since its beginning in 2005 as both a divorce coach and a child specialist. She is a former co-chair of the local practice group and is a certified trainer for Collaborative Divorce.
Christine Lustgarten, JD
Christine started practicing law in 1993. Prior to entering private practice, Christine served as a Civil Deputy County Attorney at the Douglas County Attorney’s office. Christine’s practice focused on collaborative, divorce mediation and parenting plan mediation. She has helped hundreds of families through the dissolution process with the primary objective being to minimize the negative impact on both the children and parents. As an affiliate of the Concord Mediation Center, Christine currently teaches the ‘What About the Children?’ and ‘Reach Beyond Conflict’ seminars to parents facing divorce. Christine has been working with the Collaborative Divorce process since 2006. She is a former co-chair of the local practice group and is a certified trainer for Collaborative Divorce.
Timothy Wagman, JD, CFP, CDFA
Tim is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Divorce Financial Analysist with Wagman, Stewart & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Tim has been a Collaborative Divorce Financial Expert since 2007. Before working as a financial planner, Tim obtained his JD from Creighton University. Tim is a current NACP Steering Committee member and is a certified trainer for Collaborative Divorce.
REGISTRATION AND TUITION INFORMATION
Tuition: After August 11, 2018: $525**
Mediators/Paralegals/Legal Assistant overview training: $50
**Cont. Education credits, meals and snacks included
Payment Methods: Credit Cards; PayPal; or check
Cancellation Policy: A fee of $75 will be charged for all cancellations, regardless of cause. If NACP is notified of cancellation on or before May 4, 2018, NACP will refund the applicable registration fee less the $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after Sept. 7, 2018.
Tuition Assistance: A limited number of partial scholarships may be available through NACP. Recipients must pay full tuition in advance and will be reimbursed for the scholarship after course completion. Deadline for scholarship applications is August 11, 2018.
Continuing Education Credits: 10.33 hours of Continuing Legal Education including 1 hour of ethics credit for this program is pending. CEU certificates for 14 CEU's will be awarded upon completion of training. CE/CPA credits pending.
Additional Information: Final instructions and materials will be emailed shortly before the training. If you have questions, please email CollaborativeDivorceNE@gmail.com. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know with your registration.