Date(s) - Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
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Registration: 8:30 – 9:00
Program: 9:00 – 4:30
Course is designed for Attorneys, Financial Professionals and Mental Health Professionals.
- Be introduced to the theories, practices and skills needed to begin collaborative practice.
- Learn the roles each profession (Attorney, Financial Specialist and Mental Health Professional) plays in the process and what their functions are.
- See demonstrations of how the professionals come together as a team to support the clients in dissolving their marriage and restructuring their family.
- Meet with the other attendees to discuss how to implement Collaborative Practice.
- Have the opportunity to role play case scenarios to practice your new skills.
- Meet the minimum training standards set by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
19 Credits for CEU’s for MFT, LPCC, LEP and/or LCSW attendees.
MCLE’s for Attorneys.
$25 Discount for LACFLA members (not a member? bundle your membership with your registration and your membership will be valid through the end of 2018! contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
Are you a Graduate of the LACFLA training?
If so, attend all three days for only $149 and earn continuing education credits.
Join your Collaborative Colleagues for a Day of Role Play August 18th
Registration: 8:30 – 9:00
Program: 9:00 – 4:30
Cocktail Party* on Thursday, August 17: $25 Cocktail Reception starting at 4:30 pm
*Sponsored by White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, & Hunt, LLP and Law Office of Leon F. Bennett.
Meets the minimum training standards set by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Stephanie Maloney, CPA, CDFA, Chairperson, is a financial professional who is President and owner of Peace Talks Mediation Services and she serves as their Collaborative Financial Mediator. Stephanie is a Collaborative Divorce trainer for Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Associates and Collaborative Divorce Institute of Arizona and an experienced mediation trainer with Peace Talks Mediation Services. She is member of the Institute for Certified Divorce Planners, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, past Collaborative Practice California board member for 6 years, member of Los Angeles County Family Law Professionals, Family Divorce Solutions, treasurer, Southern California Mediation Association, treasurer.
Kevin Chroman, Esq. came to be a strong proponent of collaborative law and mediation quite naturally as he believes that people in conflict typically possess the tools to resolve their conflict. This belief has been reinforced through his experiences with litigation. Divorce is an emotional and psychological event, as well as a legal event with financial consequences. Kevin finds mediation and collaborative law are a safe, cost-saving, and smart alternative to litigation for those who place a value on a cooperative environment, a peaceful resolution for themselves and their family members, and building a healthy future.
Kevin is a Loyola Law School graduate (2000) and presently runs a Collaborative Mediation Clinic at Loyola Law School where he is an adjunct professor. He is a UC Berkeley graduate with a Master’s degree in English Literature from DePaul University. Kevin is a Family Law practitioner; whose practice focuses exclusively on Collaborative Law and Mediation. Presently, he is on the Board of Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA), as well as the state-wide Collaborative organization CPCal (Collaborative Practice California), where he assists in promoting collaborative practice.
James E. Walton, Ph.D., LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology who is a Family Divorce Specialist and Collaborative Divorce Coach who has been in private practice over 23 years. He is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA). He is the co-chair of the Advanced Training Program for LACFLA. He is also the president of Family Divorce Solutions in the San Fernando Valley. He has taught coursework at the Collaborative Practice California (CPcal) annual collaborative law conference and is a statewide speaker for CPcal on the topics of Bias and Diversity. He is a frequent guest lecturer for collaborative law classes at UCLA, Loyola law School and Southwestern Law School, and is a volunteer co-mediator and divorce coach at Loyola Law School.
Fern Topas Salka, JD is a Certified Family Law Specialist, former Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section, and a “Super Lawyer” in Los Angeles Magazine from the inception of the program in 2004 through the present. She has 30 years of experience in advocacy work and four decades of work in consensual dispute resolution. She is a co-founder of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law association and has been the longstanding co-chair of the state Bar Family Law Section Consensual Dispute Resolution Standing Committee. She has volunteered to Superior Court mediation programs, taught law school and continuing education programs and lectured and written extensively about family law, marriage and conflict resolution.
Jeffery S. Jacobson, JD, CFLS is a partner at the Family Law firm of Jacobson Scully Shebby LLP, with offices in West Los Angeles and Hermosa Beach. His practice is devoted exclusively to Family Law, with a special focus on Consensual Dispute Resolution. He is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State bar of California board of Legal Specialization. Los Angeles Magazine recognized him as a Super Lawyer for 2011-2016 and a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2005-2010.
Carol R. Hirshfield, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has over 25 years of experience working with children, adults and their families on both the East and West Coasts. Her expertise includes child development, populations who have special needs, such as learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, developmental disabilities, and autism, and services for families who are engaged in high conflict divorce.
James M. Hallett, JD is an attorney and is a graduate of Yale University and the University of California Berkley School of Law. Board Certified as a specialist in both Criminal and Family Law, Jim is Marindale-Hubbell rated AV and listed in Super Lawyers since 2007. Jim has been president of multiple bar associations, has appeared personally for oral argument three times in the California Supreme Court, and has handled to completion the defense of over 30 death penalty cases. He has lectured and written statewide before many lawyer and mental health groups on subjects including domestic violence, crimes against children, and collaborative divorce. He is a founder and past president of A Better Divorce, Secretary of LACFLA, and has handled to completion over 100 collaborative divorce cases.
Warren R. Sacks, CPA, CFF is a financial and a partner with the accounting and consulting firm of White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, & Hunt, LLP. Warren has over thirty years’ experience in assisting clients through their divorces. Warren has attended numerous basic and advanced collaborative trainings. Warren was the President of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (the Southern California collaborative practice umbrella group) in 2013 and has been on the board since 2005, was a board member of Collaborative Practice California from 2008 through 2013 and the Treasurer of Collaborative Practice California in 2014, and is currently a member in three collaborative practice groups. Warren has presented at most of the LACFLA Collaborative Basic Training since 2010 and presented workshops at the CPCAL annual Collaborative Conferences on several occasions.
All Faculty members are independent professionals, members of LACFLA with experience in Collaborative Practice. All have been trained in at least the minimum training standards set by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
- *Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral LACFLA Provider # PCE3081
- Course completion certificates will be awarded based on attendance indicated on sign-in sheets at the completion of the course evaluations.
- Fees will be refunded if cancelled 48 hours prior to course start date via email to email@example.com. Cancellations within 48 hours will be credited toward the next Basic Training Workshop.
- Requests for accommodations for disability can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there are any questions or issues, please contact our Training Chair at email@example.com