2010 Collaborative Law Training

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UF Collaborative Law Training – July 9 & 10, 2010

An Intermediate Training With Pauline H. Tesler
Sponsored by University of Florida, Levin College of Law
Center on Children & Families and Institute for Dispute Resolution

Purpose & Format

This two day intermediate collaborative law training will highlight the lawyer’s role in educating and screening clients and in participating on interdisciplinary teams. The course focuses on lawyers as the clients’ entry point into collaborative practice but will offer all collaborative practitioners the opportunity to raise their level of competency while enriching their overall experience in collaborative practice. The training will begin with an assessment of the participants’ collaborative practices, including identification of obstacles and opportunities for growth. This assessment will then be incorporated into the training agenda where specific techniques and practical ideas will be offered to optimize the collaborative practice and benefit the clients. At the conclusion of the training, the personal and practice group goals and priorities will be re-examined for possible follow up initiatives and projects.

The training will take place at the Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. Continental Breakfast, Lunch and snacks will be provided both days. At the end of the first day a reception will be held at the Hilton Hotel for attendees to have an opportunity to socialize and network with other trainees as well as with Pauline Tesler.


Pauline Tesler, M.A., J.D., is the co-author of the groundbreaking book Collaborative Divorce. She is internationally renowned as a leader in Collaborative Law and has conducted numerous trainings throughout the world. She was a founding board member and co-chair of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (“IACP”) and served as president in 2003. She chaired the IACP standards committee, charged with developing and recommending North American standards for collaborative practitioners, trainers, and trainings. She was the first recipient of “Lawyers as Problem-Solvers” Award given by the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. She has been a member of the San Francisco Collaborative Law Group since 2000 and is founding co-editor of The Collaborative Review (formerly The Collaborative Quarterly).

Continuing Education

Continuing Legal Education Credits by the Florida Bar are pending. Every participant will receive a certificate of attendance.


Numerous hotels are located a short distance from the Levin College of Law. Hotel Blocks are being held at Country Inn & Suites near I-75 on Archer Road, University of Florida Hilton close to College of Law on 34th Street and Hampton Inn Downtown close to restaurants and courthouse downtown. Mention Collaborative Law Training for special rates. Information about other hotels and the Gainesville area can be found at the Gainesville Visitors Bureau.

Registration and Cancellation Policy

Please submit your registration form on line. Then print form, enclose check payable to University of Florida Law Center Association and mail to:

University of Florida Law Center Association
Collaborative Law Training
Attention Tena Canter
PO Box 11412
Gainesville, FL 32604.

There will be no refunds issued. However, anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send a substitute at no additional charge.

The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the university will refund registration fees in full but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

This training will meet or exceed IACP standards. Reserve early as enrollment will be limited.

For additional information contact clt@law.ufl.edu or call 352-273-0613.