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Collaborative Practice is a voluntary out-of-court process for you and your spouse to resolve the legal, financial and emotional issues of your divorce or separation. You and your spouse are represented by collaboratively trained attorneys. These attorneys are disqualified from representing you in court. Successful teams include coaches for each spouse, the use of a child specialist, and trained divorce financial advisers.
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Collaborative Practice California’s (CPCal) eleventh annual state wide conference recently concluded at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City. This year’s conference saw the largest attendance of any year in CPCal’s history, pronounced CPCal President, Sean Weber. Leading the way was the contingency from LACFLA led by yours truly, Leon F. Bennett.
The weekend’s activities commenced Friday with the Pre Conference Institute, which included advanced collaborative training provided by State and Nationally known Collaborative Professionals. The Conference of Delegates held their annual meeting, where they conducted the business of the organization, including the election of the 2016-17 Board of Directors. LACFLA member, Doug Rosner (Collaborative Probate and Estate Planning Attorney) was elected to the CPCal Board. Congratulations Doug!
The faculty for the weekends work shops included many LACFLA members, including Fred Glassman, Warren Sacks, Joe Spirito, Doug Rosner, Jami Fosgate ,Ria Severance, Mary Ann Aronsohn, Jaye-Jo Portnova, James Walton, Jena Stara, David Kuroda, Vi Ballard, Judy Colish, Paula March, Gloria Flores-Cerul, Lisa Rapoport, and more.
At Conference XI two LACFLA members received the prestigious Eureka Award for outstanding service to the Collaborative Community. Mary Ann Aronsohn and Lisa Zonder were this years recipients. Well deserved. Lisa Zonder was also sworn in as CPCal President for the 2016-17 term. Congratulations Mary Ann and Lisa.
During the Conference, Fred Glassman announced that the California Commission on Uniform State Laws has elicited his assistance in connection with adding California to the list of States enacting the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. Good luck Fred. We are all behind you.
Outgoing President Shawn Weber announced the launch of an extensive public relations and marketing campaign that will promote Collaborative Dispute Resolution Statewide.
Attendees were treated to a Video Conference with CPCals Marketing Specialist, who laid out the multi dimensional and multimedia approach being implemented. CPCal is calling on all members to donate to the campaign. The fund raising commenced with the Delegates deciding to donate their $50 stipends back to CPCal for the marketing campaign. In total, CPCal hopes to raise over $120,000 to promote CDR.
All in all, it was a fabulous educational experience and an incredible opportunity to exchange ideas with Collaborative Professionals from all over California. Here are some pictures of our LACFLA contingency at CPCal Conference XI.
Next years conference will be held in Redondo Beach.
Very truly yours,
Leon F. Bennett
LACFLA INTRODUCES OUR MAY MEMBER OF THE MONTH
LACLFA'S DISTINGUISHED MEMBER
ELEANOR HASPEL-PORTNER, PH.D.
Eleanor Haspel-Portner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and board certified coach specializing in transformational work with individuals, couples, and families. She uses clean therapy and coaching tools, hypnosis, dream and consciousness work, as well as multidimensional Noble Sciences tools. Eleanor has been in private practice in Pacific Palisades, California since 1977.
Eleanor received her Ph.D. from The University of Chicago, Department of Comparative Human Development. With her multidimensional and interdisciplinary background, Eleanor’s passion is to help individuals, couples, and groups synthesize life experiences in practical ways for healthy, successful, and creatively fulfilling lives.
Among Eleanor’s areas of expertise are individuals, relationships, consciousness expansion, life path choices, and clean communication. Eleanor has extensive postgraduate training in multiple psychological, consciousness, therapeutic, and alternative disciplines.
In addition to being a prominent relationship specialist and therapist, Eleanor has is highly versed in Jungian dream analysis, Clean Language, Hypnotherapy, the Buteyko Breathing Method, Noble Sciences Sacred Synthesis tools, Meditation, and Reiki.
Eleanor is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback so clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
LACFLA SPOTLIGHT BOARD MEMBER - MAY
JAMI K. FOSGATE
Burbank Family Law Attorney Jami Fosgate’s goal is to help couples respectfully and cooperatively navigate the difficult and complex process of separation and divorce while minimizing the stress, cost and delay of the legal system. Ms. Fosgate has earned numerous accolades for her work in the field of collaborative law and consensual dispute resolution.
For additional information about Burbank Family Law Lawyer Jami Fosgate’s education, training and experience or to schedule a consultation, please contact Fosgate Family Law and Mediation Center at 818-827-7157.
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New and Seasoned Collaborators come together to master case success and develop a satisfying and profitable collaborative practice. We will learn about practice-enriching topics and discuss your questions, concerns, goals, and cases. The ValleyWhen: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location:21900 Burbank Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Woodland Hills, California 91367Host: Michelle Daneshrad (818) 991-0519 firstname.lastname@example.org West Los AngelesWhen: 1st Friday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Please BYO brown bag lunch.) Location:11340 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 265, Los Angeles, California 90064Hosts:Carol Hirshfield & Jena Stara (310) 207-2500 email@example.com Light refreshments provided. RSVPs are welcomed, but not necessary. Please let us know if you want a monthly LACFLA Study Group in a new location.
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