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This is a group of lawyers, judges and others who are working to expand the use of Collaborative Law into civil and business disputes.

Collaborative Law is a voluntary dispute resolution process originally developed by a family law attorney who had become disenchanted with the traditional style of litigation.

The purpose of collaboration is not to take advantage of the other party, but to resolve a dispute in a manner that is beneficial to all concerned. In the collaborative process, the parties and their attorneys voluntarily agree to cooperate honestly and in good faith to develop options and possible solutions. If at any point, a party believes that the process should not continue, the collaboration terminates and the collaborative attorneys withdraw. The parties hire new attorneys if the matter resumes in court.

There are many relationships between individuals and business entities that could and should be preserved through the collaborative process. In addition, the process provides a private, confidential setting that does not become a part of the public record. Below are some of the areas of law in which parties with disputes can benefit from using the collaborative process:

Health Care Providers
Intellectual Property
International Disputes
Labor and Employment
Mergers and Acquisitions
Personal Injury
Professional Malpractice
Real Property Transactions
Sports and Entertainment

Global Collaborative Law Council, Inc. ©

For more information about how collaborative law can be employed in these and other matters, see the Global Collaborative Law Council website at www.collaborativelaw.us. Or see http://www.collaborativepractice.com/.

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  • 167
  • Lawyers
  • Nov 8, 2004
  • English

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