Advanced Collaborative Training December 3, 2021 – Virtual
Date(s) - Dec 3, 2021
9:00am - 1:00pm
Building the Collaborative Case From the Foundation Up
with Catherine Conner
Building the foundation for a successful Collaborative case starts with the first contact with a potential
client. In this workshop, we will explore how to conduct an initial consultation that creates the
opportunity for clients to select the best process and team for them and their family, with a focus on
how to present the option of an interdisciplinary team. We will then look at how to form a team and
start the Collaborative Process in a client‐centered approach that matches the clients’ needs with the
professionals’ expertise. In addition, we will examine how the professional team can assist the clients to
find and understand what is most important to them to reach the best agreement.
1. Assess the most effective method of helping parties in conflict choose a process option that
meets their needs.
2. Identify the steps and process to design and establish a highly functioning interdisciplinary
3. Utilize the strengths of each profession’s knowledge and expertise to help parties’ reach an
agreement that addresses what is important to them.
Cost: LACFLA Members: $150; Nonmembers: $250
Special Offer: Join LACFLA and receive the Member price! Join LACFLA now and pay the annual dues of $225 and receive LACFLA membership for the remainder of 2021 and the entirety of 2022 and only pay the Member rate for this program and future LACFLA programs.
For Members For Non-Members
Catherine Conner’s practice focuses on family law alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, collaborative practice and private judging. She is a collaborative practice and mediation trainer with the Center for Understanding in Conflict. She authored Collaborative Family Law Practice Materials with Steven Neustadter and Margaret Anderson. She was on the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals board of directors from 2008 through 2014 and was the President in 2013. When not working, you can find her on her tractor or in her garden!