Family Divorce Solutions Members Lead Successful Collaborative Practice Training
Family Divorce Solutions members including Kevin Chroman, Fred Glassman, Theresa Heyes, and training program coordinator Stephanie Maloney provided Collaborative Practice Training to an enthusiastic group of 45 attendees including five law school students August 12-14 at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
The three-day training program is presented annually by the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association. The curriculum covered topics including the history of Collaborative Practice; role of the professionals and how they work together as a team; qualifying clients and setting expectations for the process; problem solving; and practice outreach. Participants had the opportunity to put their skills to the test during case simulation exercises, working in Collaborative Practice teams.
“Our participants gave us their full attention and were engaged and enthusiastic, especially during the role-playing exercises,” said Stephanie Maloney, training coordinator. “There was so much talent and insight in the classroom. Each of them will be an asset to the Collaborative community and we look forward to working with them to the benefit of our clients.”
Thanks to the effort of Stephanie Maloney and the faculty team, a new, enthusiastic group of Collaborative professionals will now offer this healthy, respectful alternative to traditional litigation. Family Divorce Solutions welcomes all new practitioners to the Collaborative approach and looks forward to its continued growth.