The collaborative process is the best way to manage any family problem which has legal aspects. The beauty of collaborative work is that all the time, expense, and energy is focused on stabilizing the situation and then developing a forward looking plan for the parties.
I have practiced law in Anchorage for 29 years, and throughout that period, I have worked to develop skills to help resolve conflict without litigation. My experience includes commercial, employment, administrative, family law, probate and guardianships, adoptions, child advocacy and juvenile delinquency. I mediate in these and other areas, and offer collaborative legal representation in divorce and separation.
Although I represent litigants in family and other matters, I strongly recommend that separating or divorcing couples consider the collaborative approach as the most dependable way to achieve a fair resolution and a working plan for the future. It is sometimes less expensive, and it is ALWAYS less damaging and more efficient and productive than litigation.
My training relating to collaborative law:
Date Course Instructor Hours
|2016||Your Biases: How it Affects Your Clients & Judicial Decisionmaking||Jeff Rachlinski||3|
|2015||Managing & Mediating High Conflict Disputes||Bill Eddy||12|
|2014||Advanced Collaborative Team Training||Linda Solomon, Melinda Eitzen, Scott Clarke||14|
|2014||Divorce Skills & Advanced Divorce Skills||Larry Rice||13|
|2014||IACP Educational Forum, Vancouver BC||International Faculty||19|
|2013||Advanced Collaborative Team Training||AACP||5|
|2012||Working with Allied Collaborative Professionals||AACP||7|
|2011||Advanced Collaborative Training||AACP||5|
|2010||Advanced Collaborative Law Training||AACP||5|
|2010||Appellate Mediation in Federal and State Courts||Alaska Bar Assoc.||2.5|
|2009||Advanced Collaborative Law Training||Mariette Geldenhuys,||7|
|2008||Basic Collaborative Law Training||Sue Brunsting, Mariette Geldenhuys||14|
|2008||Divorce Mediation Training||Zena Zumeta||24|
|2005||CINA Mediation Training||Bernie Mayer||28|
|2002||Conflict Resolution Training||Bernie Mayer, CDR Assoc.||21|
|2001||Mediation Training||Mary Margaret Golten, CDR Assoc.||40|