Less stress, less bitter outcomes, and a higher chance of success than traditional litigation. It's no surprise that collaborative law is gaining in popularity, reaching far beyond family cases to probate, personal injury, and other areas of practice. This program will reveal agreement tips, interest-based negotiation techniques, and other strategies to help you utilize this new form of ADR. Expand your skills and integrate collaborative law into your practice - register today!
Find out what collaborative law is and how you can get started.
Learn what needs to be addressed in the collaborative participation agreement.
Uncover techniques to negotiate effectively in a collaborative law environment.
Discover powerful strategies for breaking impasse in negotiations.
The Collaborative Process Step-by-Step: The Life of a Collaborative Case
Educating and Preparing Clients
Collaborative Process Agreements (With Sample Forms)
Applying Collaborative Principles in Facilitating Negotiations
JEFFREY A. BATTS is an attorney at Batts Batts & Bell Llp. His practice focuses on business matters and dispute resolution. He works with companies from formation to dissolution, and is a firm believer in forward-looking planning for the entire life cycle of a business. His early career as a certified public accountant provides financial insight in his advice to businesses. Mr. Batts also litigates estate related matters, including caveats and other will and trust issues. During the last several years, he joined other North Carolina attorneys to promote the civil collaborative law process as a dispute resolution alternative to litigation. Mr. Batts is also a certified mediator for matters in North Carolina Superior Court and matters before clerks of court. He is currently serving as president of the North Carolina Civil Collaborative Law Association, a group of more than sixty attorneys dedicated to the development of the collaborative law process. He earned his B.S. degree from Wake Forest University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law.
JASON R. JONES is a trust and estate attorney in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He practiced in Hillsborough for five years at a local family firm, made partner, and in 2020 left to found his own law firm, Jones Collaborative Estates. In his first five years of practice, he handled a significant amount of trust and estate litigation with a focus on fiduciary misconduct. Jones Collaborative Estates was founded by Mr. Jones to try and help reduce these estate related lawsuits by providing proactive planning and administration practices designed to avoid some of the major pitfalls that lead to litigation. When disputes arise nonetheless, he assists families in resolving their cases through the collaborative law model (a legally binding, non-court resolution designed to preserve underlying relationships). Mr. Jones is a member of the North Carolina Civil Collaborative Law Association and a member of the North Carolina Bar Association's Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section (where he assists on the Legislative Committee and various subcommittees).
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