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Your Collaborative Attorney has obtained specialized training beyond that which is required of all attorneys. In addition to continuing education requirements established by the State of Wisconsin, the CFLCW member also agrees to ongoing continuing education in the Collaborative Process.

In this video, experienced divorce attorney Christy Brooks, JD, discusses her initial reaction to the idea of Collaborative Practice, why she embraced the approach and provides a very practical summary of the Collaborative Process:

The role of the Collaborative Attorney is straightforward:

  • Provide legal guidance, counsel, and advice to you.
  • Support you in resolving the areas of dispute that arise.
  • Cooperate with other Collaborative team members to guide clients through the process.
  • Share power and authority with all team members, recognizing the unique skills that each professional brings to the process.
  • Work with both clients and the other attorney to create legal documents necessary to complete the process.