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Inter-Practice Group Relations

Practice Group health is essential to the health of Collaborative Practice as a whole. Much of the energy that we put into our practice group work involves intra-Practice Group relations.…

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How Do I Get A Collaborative Case?

Most family law attorneys who have taken an introductory collaborative law training are sold on the concept. It is great for clients because they work together, focus on the future,…

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Your First Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzza Since Divorce? Ugh.

Tweet Like Email LinkedIn Google Plus Are you dreading Christmas? Will it be your first special holiday since your separation? Are you depressed about not having your children for New…

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Top 3 Reasons To Practice Collaborative Law

You may have heard of the reasons clients choose the collaborative method to resolve their legal and family disputes: Respect is fostered. Communication is enhanced. Privacy is maintained. Solutions are…

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It Takes The Little Things

In one of my first practice group meetings as a newly trained Collaborative Practitioner more than five years ago the thought came to me that Collaborative Practice is similar to…

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Good Divorce, Part Two

Last week, I started my discussion of a marvelous article in The Seattle Times Pacific NW section. In this article, Collaborative law was identified as the way to “do divorce”…

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Good Divorce

I recently attended a housewarming party hosted by my niece, which turned into an engagement party when her boyfriend proposed to her. Before he got on his knee, he asked…

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Compromise vs Collaboration

THE REPUBLICANS JUST NEED TO COMPROMISE! THE DEMOCRATS JUST NEED TO COMPROMISE! I am getting a bit frustrated (a bit? a whole lot!) at the posturing and finger pointing in…

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Barking Less

I am sure you have seen this sign on the back of cars and trucks — they are rather ubiquitous (one of my favorite words). When I once again saw…

Collaborative Professionals of Washington is the only state-wide association for legal, financial, mental health and conflict resolution professionals involved in Collaborative Practice across Washington State.

CPW was formed to be the statewide point of contact for the public about Collaborative Practice and coordinates its public outreach efforts with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) as well as with local Collaborative Practice associations to ensure that our message is consistent, professional and far-reaching. CPW serves as a central resource for training, education, networking and standards of practice for individual practitioners, local community practice groups and associations.

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