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Section Newsletter Articles on Collaborative Law

Divorce Corp. movie underscores family court woes, collaborative law offers solution By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, April 2014 Although unexplored in the film, for more than 20 years now the practice of collaborative law has offered a highly desirable alternative for couples seeking a “kinder, gentler” divorce.
Divorce Corp. movie underscores family court woes, collaborative law offers solution By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2014 Although unexplored in the film, for more than 20 years now the practice of collaborative law has offered a highly desirable alternative for couples seeking a “kinder, gentler” divorce.
Collaboration: Why is it so elusive? By Jonathan A. Mintz Trusts and Estates, April 2013 In the context of allied professionals, the four elements of trust help explain why so many collaborative relationships fail—often one or more elements do not exist and with both parties frequently entering the relationship with preconceived biases about the other, the relationship is doomed to fail.
What every young lawyer should know about collaborative law (a.k.a., collaborative practice) By Sandra Crawford and Anna P. Krolikowska Young Lawyers Division, August 2011 Learn about collaborative law and sign up for the ISBA CLE program on October 13th. View the details here. 
What every lawyer should know about Collaborative Law (a.k.a., Collaborative Practice) By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, June 2011 Three things every lawyer should also know about Collaborative Law: (1) there is a favorable American Bar Association Formal Ethics Opinion (Opinion No. 07-447) on the topic; (2) Since October, 2010 there has been a Uniform Collaborative Law Act adopted in several states; and (3) there is an international organization, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, which has also promulgated Ethical Standards for Collaborative Practitioners.
Collaborative law—A brief overview By Maxine Weiss Kunz Young Lawyers Division, February 2008 This article is intended to provide readers with a brief overview of collaborative divorce law, what it is and what it is not.