WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATION
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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Leon F. Bennett
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First and foremost, thank you to outgoing President, Steven Garelick for all of his hard work and dedication to the Collaborative Dispute Resolution community. Steven’s knowledge and experience, and hard work have been invaluable to the continued success of LACFLA. THANK YOU Steven.
2016 promises to be a very exciting year for our Collaborative Community. As we have seen the world of Collaborative Dispute Resolution grow in numbers and popularity, we have also had to accept the challenge presented to the ADR Community by the California Law Revision Commission’s. attack on the Mediation Confidentiality protections of the Evidence Code. We are also likely to see the California Commission on Uniform State Laws revisit the adoption of The Collaborative Law Act in California.
As President of LACFLA for the 2016 term, I am both humbled and excited about the challenges that lie ahead. With the dedicated and hardworking members of the LACFLA Board, 2016 promises to be filled with new learning opportunities for our Collaborative Professionals and new opportunities for the growth of CDR in the greater Los Angeles area.
LACFLA has been the leader in Basic Training for Collaborative Professionals in the Los Angeles area for many years. In addition to the Basic training courses, this year LACFLA will add advanced courses for all Collaborative Professionals. We also expect to continue with our children’s and diversity programs as well as workshops to assist in developing the highest level of collaborative training to our members.
In an effort to expand the development of Collaborative practices in our area, LACFLA will increase it’s role in establishing new practice groups for our members. Practice groups in the Downtown Los Angeles and Eastern Los Angeles County communities will be our first priority. Enhancing the experience of each LACFLA member through educational and networking opportunities is a high priority for this year’s Board.
In the weeks ahead, we will be rolling out our new website. Our members will be quite excited about the changes coming. Better visibility and higher traffic are the goals. In addition our new website will provide our members with opportunities to share their knowledge with others and to promote their Collaborative Events.
In general I expect 2016 to be a year of exciting new developments for LACFLA and its members. This year’s membership offers discounts to practice groups for 100% membership in LACFLA. I hope to see all of you soon.
Very truly yours,
Leon F. Bennett
LACFLA INTRODUCES OUR APRIL 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 - APRIL
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.