Collaborative Family Law Coaching
Collaborative law is a dispute resolution model in which each party hires a specially trained lawyer/attorney to collaborate in the resolution of the issues in dispute. In collaborative family law, the parties are the separated or divorcing couple who want to settle the range of matters regarding the ending of their relationship, in a conciliatory forum.
In this process, all participants agree to work jointly, in good faith and to make their best efforts to find “win-win” solutions that respect and acknowledge the needs of both parties. No one may go to court as long as the parties are attempting to settle matters. If issues do not settle using collaborative law, the process terminates and both lawyers/attorneys are disqualified from going to court for the clients who retained them.
Collaborative Family Law Coaching (CFLC) workshops teach coaching skills to lawyers and attorneys to among other things, help prepare their clients to actively participate in negotiation meetings that include the two parties and their lawyers/attorneys. The CFLC process that CINERGY® Coaching developed, also helps lawyers and attorneys be better prepared to engage in interactions with their clients, the other counsel and client.
The Collaborative Family Law Coaching workshop is two days long and in it, lawyer/attorney participants:
- are introduced to the principles and methods of CFLC coaching;
- learn the stages of the SHARE model for Collaborative Family Law Coaching;
- learn the requisite coaching skills for providing Collaborative Family Law Coaching; and
- learn techniques to enhance their own participation in the collaborative family law process.
This Collaborative Family Law Coaching training program was developed by CINERGY Coaching’s owner, Cinnie Noble, and CINERGY Accredited Trainer, Heidi Ruppert, who is a collaborative family law lawyer and family mediator.
Methods Used in the Workshop
Through self-reflection, skill-building exercises, discussion, simulations, demonstrations and skills practices, participants develop and practice coaching techniques and skills.
The training will be of specific interest to lawyers and attorneys who want to learn the fundamentals of a model for coaching their CFL clients.
NOTE: Class size is limited, to maximize learning.
For more information on the Collaborative Family Law Coaching workshop, contact CINERGY Coaching at our Toronto office:
Toll free: 1-866-335-6466