collaborative law

Professionals of Pierce County

Collaborative Law Basic Training

When & Where:

January 29th & 30th, February 5th & 6th, 2024
1-5PM PST on Zoom


$325 for CLPPC members
$400 for non-CLPPC members


Training Information


What to Expect

The Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA) was passed August 2013 in Washington State (RCW 7.77). It is the ideal time to add Collaborative Law to your practice! The Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (CLPPC) is offering the basic training for all attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals. This training is for new practitioners or seasoned professionals interested in refreshing their skills.

Training objectives include:

• Learn the basic theories, practices, and skills needed to effectively practice the Collaborative Law Process.

• Learn the Collaborative model as a dispute resolution process designed to work with interpersonal relationships and create client-centered solutions.

• Introduce interest-based negotiation and other problemsolving tools needed to successfully conclude cases.

• Understand the dynamics of interpersonal conflict in a divorce situation and how effective  communication can transform conflict.

• The benefits of a professional Collaborative team (lawyers, mental health professionals and financial specialists) and the role each plays in the Collaborative Law Process.

• Why the Collaborative Law Process can be a healing process for clients and their children.

• How to assess client’s suitability for the Collaborative Law Process.

• Learn and observe the skills for taking a Collaborative case from the first interview to the final documents.

• Ethical considerations of Collaborative professionals.

• How to start your Collaborative practice.

Training Bios

CLE/CEU Credits - requested

12.25 CLE credits (incl. 0.5 ethics) and 6.5 CEUs
(provider #1975-272) for Psychologists, Licensed
Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors
by the National Association of Social Workers
Washington Chapter through Collaborative
Professionals of Washington.

This training is taught by an interdisciplinary
Collaborative team (attorneys, mental health
professionals, and financial specialist), and will
offer demonstrations, small group activities, role
playing, and hands-on practice. All attendees
receive a manual with handouts, notes, and articles
referenced in the training as well as a thumb-drive
that contains valuable checklists, forms, handouts,
and articles. Participants will have all the materials
they need to start their Collaborative practice.

Training Schedule

January 29th & 30th, February 5th & 6th, 2024
1-5PM PST on Zoom

General Meetings, Book Club & More

Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County holds a General Membership Meeting five times each year, currently via Zoom.

Book Club meets to discuss authors related to collaborative practice via Zoom.

Please join us to expand your learning by attending a General Membership Meeting, or Book Club meeting to continue building upon your skills, keep up-to-date on current research and offerings, and share time with other collaborative professionals.


This training meets the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Standards for Basic Training and qualifies you for membership in CLPPC as well as many other collaborative practice groups.

The Collaborative Law Basic Training (this training) and 30-40 hour Basic Mediation Training are required to meet minimum standards for IACP and the Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County practice group.

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