Section Newsletter Articles on Collaborative Law
Michigan enacts Uniform Collaborative Law Act
Alternative Dispute Resolution
, May 2015
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act into law in June 2014 and it took effect starting in December, making Michigan the 10th state in the country to enact the legislation.
Collaboration: Why is it so elusive?
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 lawyer should know about Collaborative Law (a.k.a., Collaborative Practice)
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
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.
The lawyer as peacemaker and healer
Women and the Law
, January 2006
As we in the western hemisphere in winter in recognition of the season of lights, peace and brotherly love, it seems appropriate to explore the role of the lawyer as peacemaker and healer and give thanks for the opportunity the practice of law gives each of us to “bring peace into room.”