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.
The Collaborative Law Section typically meets at noon on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month at the Belo Mansion.
Follow us on Twitter here: @CollabLawTx
Upcoming Section Meetings
PROGRAM RESCHEDULED at Belo's request.
This informative presentation on "Avoiding Splitting" has been rescheduled for February 28.
December 6 at the Belo: The Lessons of Medicine Hat with Larry Hance
- January 24 at the Belo: Addressing Addiction in Collaborative Cases panel discussion
- February 28 at the Belo: Avoiding Splitting and Manipulation panel discussion
- 13th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Conference, Sept 7-9, 2017
- 18th Annual Networking and Educational Forum, Oct 12-15, 2017
- Collaborative Training for Resolving Trusts and Estates Disputes, Nov 2-4, 2017
Just published by the ABA – Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits, by Lainey Feingold. Some of you may have attended the Section meeting in Spring 2015 when Ms. Feingold appeared via skype and presented her Structured Negotiation method to our membership. Ms. Feingold has used this method, very similar to the Collaborative Process, to achieve settlements and change for disability rights clients involved with entities such as Walmart, Major League Baseball, and local governments. For more information, and to receive 10% discount on the purchase price, visit http://www.lflegal.com/book/
Name: Jodi McShan
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Law Office of Jodi McShan, PLLC
Firm Address: 4144 N Central Expy Ste 300
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75204
Business Phone: 214-800-2091
Name: Stephen Rizzieri
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: L. Stephen Rizzieri, PLLC
Firm Address: 8150 North Central Expy, 10th Floor.
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75206
Business Phone: 214-434-1017
Name: Elizabeth Chappell
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm Address: 106 N. Denton Tap Rd., 210-209
Firm City, State, Zip: Coppell, TX 75019
Business Phone: 214-614-8304
Name: Brett Christiansen
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Christiansen Davis LLC
Firm Address: 4100 Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 450
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75244
Business Phone: 214-838-3501
Name: Laura Schlenker
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Law Office of Laura Schlenker
Firm Address: 401 Tom Landry Hwy #224632
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75260
Business Phone: 214-923-5071
Name: Angelina LaPenotiere
Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor
Firm: Fannie Mae
Address: 14221 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 1000
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75254
Business Phone: 972-773-7383
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Collaborative Law section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $20.00 membership fee to:
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 DBA membership department.
For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.