Dallas Bar Association

Collaborative Law Section

Provides a forum for lawyers and other professionals who are interested in learning about the collaborative dispute resolution process and advancing their skills in the process. The goals of the Section are: (1) to promote the use of the collaborative process for resolving disputes in various areas of law, (2) to train lawyers and other professionals in the use of the process, (3) to educate the public as to the benefits of the process, and (4) to preserve the integrity of the collaborative dispute resolution process.

Meeting Schedule:

The Collaborative Law Section typically meets at noon on the LAST Thursday of each month at the Belo Mansion.   

Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/#!/DBA_CollabLaw

To view photos from the 2012 Collaborative Law Symposium, click here.

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Section News:

10th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Training

October 8-10, 2014
Dallas Bar Association
Belo Mansion - Dallas
Program and Special Guest Presenters, TBA

If you missed the 9th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Training program on October 3-4 at the Belo, you missed a great seminar!  This year's program involved a probate dispute and featured as our special guest the Hon. Nikki DeShazo!  Details are in the "flyer program presenters registration2" PDF posted on our website.  We are now planning the 10th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Training program - if you would like to participate in planning that seminar, please contact one of the Section leaders to volunteer!

If you missed the 2013 Collaborative Law Course on February 28-March 1, 2013, in Dallas, sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, check out the video replay that will soon be available from the Texas Bar.  For more details, check the Texas Bar CLE website at: http://www.texasbarcle.com/CLE/COSearchResults.asp.

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Here are some additional training sessions you might want to check out:

  • The State Bar's annual Collaborative Law Course will take place in Dallas on March 20-21, 2014.  For more information, go to www.texasbarcle.com.
  • The 4th Annual IACP Institute will take place in Milan, Italy, on March 27-30, 2014  For more information, go to www.collaborativepractice.com.

2014 Monthly CLE Programs

COLLABORATIVE LAW SECTION MEETING

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Location:  Belo Mansion

Speaker:  Robert A. Miller, Jr., J.D., of Smith & Collins in Dallas and Anne Shuttee, J.D. of the Shuttee Law firm in Dallas

Topic: “Introducing the Collaborative Approach to Prospective Clients Dealing with Civil Disputes” 

This program is expected to qualify for 1 hour of MCLE credit (including .25 hours of ethics credit).

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COLLABORATIVE LAW SECTION MEETING

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Location:  Belo Mansion

Speaker:  Barrett A. Stern - Moderator with Multiple Collaborative Law Client's on a Panel

Topic:  Collaborative Law from the Client's Perspective

This program is expected to qualify for 1 hour of MCLE credit.

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COLLABORATIVE LAW SECTION MEETING

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Location:  Belo Mansion

Speaker:  Sherrie Abney of the Law Offices of Sherrie R. Abney

Topic:  "The Participation Agreement:  Your Roadmap to Settlement" - This program will address the advantages and protections provided by various clauses of the Participation Agreement and discuss ethical considerations that parties and lawyers must bear in mind when participating in the collaborative process.

The program is expected to qualify for 1 hour of MCLE credit, including .25 hour of ethics credit.

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COLLABORATIVE LAW SECTION MEETING

Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 12:00 noon

Location:  Belo Mansion

Speakers:  Gary Ashmore of The Ashmore Law Firm, P.C., and Ruth Rickard, of the Law Office of Ruth Rickard

Topic:  "Increasing Client Satisfaction by Adding Collaborative Tools to Your Probate Toolbox" - This presentation will cover developments in the use of collaborative techniques in connection with probate and guardianship matters, including examples of how the process has been successfully used in pre-mortem planning and post-mortem conflict resolution.

The program is expected to qualify for 1 hour of MCLE credit.


 2014 Section Officers:

Name: Barrett Stern
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Dement | Stern, PLLC
Firm Address: 10440 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 800
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75231
Business Phone: 214-272-9429
Email: stern@dementstern.com

Name: Robert A. Miller, Jr.
Officer Position: Vice-Chair
Firm: Smith & Collins
Firm Address: 4054 McKinney Avenue, Ste. 310
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75204
Business Phone: 214-520-0600
Email: robert@atty.bz

Name: Gary Ashmore
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: The Ashmore Firm, P.C.
Firm Address: 3636 Maple Avenue
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: 214-559-7202
Email: gashmore@ashmorelaw.com

Name: Ruth Rickard
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Law Office of Ruth Rickard
Firm Address: 5156 S. Colony Blvd.
Firm City, State, Zip: The Colony, TX 75056
Business Phone: 972-370-0990
Email: ruth@rickardlawfirm.com

Name: Anne Shuttee
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Law Office of Anne Shuttee
Firm Address: 6060 N. Central Expressway, Suite 560
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75206
Business Phone: 214-237-2922
Email: anne.shuttee@shutteelaw.com

Name: Mary Scott
Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor
Firm: Farrow-Gillespie & Heath LLP
Address: 1700 Pacific Avenue, Ste. 3700
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone: 214-361-5600
Email: mary.scott@fghlaw.net

 

 


Resource Links

 

State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section

ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Collaborative Law Committee

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Global Collaborative Law Council

Collaborative Law Institute of Texas

Houston Bar Association Collaborative Law Section

Lubbock Bar Association Collaborative Law Section

Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

 


Section Membership:

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Collaborative Law section, please send a letter of request and a $20.00 membership fee to:
DBA
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the membership department at the Dallas Bar.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage


Section Downloads:

 


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