This course will explore the theory and practice of collaborative law – an interdisciplinary dispute resolution process in which lawyers work closely with other professionals help clients resolve disputes respectfully, without resort to court proceedings. The course will provide an understanding of collaborative practice and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes, including mediation, litigation and adversary negotiation; it will also give students the skills necessary to act as conflict resolution advocates and as effective collaborative professionals. Extensive use of simulation and role play will enable students to practice the skills necessary for the collaborative process, both individually and in small groups. Successful completion of the course will meet the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals’ minimum membership standards and will provide students with knowledge of the theories, practices and skills needed to practice collaborative law in both family proceedings and other civil disputes.
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