Events

March 2024 – Monthly Member Meeting

Part II: Shifting Trends in Collaborative Work: The good, the bad and . . . . where we go from here. Presented by: DCACP Education Committee Wednesday, March 13, 2024 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM This meeting is the second in a two-part series. Even if you missed Part 1, please join us for a dynamic presentation and discussion moderated by the DCACP Education Committee. Have you observed that Collaborative matters, well all our matters, seem more challenging than ever and, notably, in new and not very welcome ways? Clients seem less flexible. Options seem fewer and harder to find. Modifications of the process seem to backfire, ushering in yet a new host of challenges and hurdles. Professional teammates (er, we might mean we) show up with creativity and patience fuel tanks that are half-full at best and dropping fast? Well, the members of the DCACP Education Committee have definitely noticed these shifting trends and in true collaborative fashion, we tried to get curious about these shifting trends. Please Join the DCACP Education Committee as we take a deep dive into the particular nature of the challenges that we are seeing, the limitations of tried and true techniques, as well as ideas for new strategies, ideas and tools. Part I: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Part II: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (Zoom, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM) Please note: This meeting will be conducted by Zoom. Please contact the DCACP Adminstrator at DCACP.office@gmail.com for more meeting information. Kindly submit an RSVP below to record your attendance. Read More
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April 2024 – DCACP Spring Institute

Managing the Negotiation Within – Both Our Clients’ and Our Own Presented by David Hoffman, JD Mr. Hoffman is bringing the popular PFI he presented at the 2019 IACP Conference to DCACP. Mr. Hoffman will explain how Collaborative professionals can be most effective when we understand how to manage the emotional dimensions of the conflicts we handle. Psychologists have long understood that individuals have sub-personalities, each seeking to guide our thinking and behavior – for example, angry parts that respond when provoked, managerial parts that help us resolve conflicts, and wounded, exiled parts that carry our fears and pain. With a particular focus on Internal Family Systems (IFS) theory, this workshop will help professionals (a) understand the various ‘parts’ that show up in us when we are involved in conflict, (b) manage this internal negotiation in ourselves so that we can be more effective in our cases, and (c) teach these techniques to our clients. David Hoffman is a Collaborative Practice attorney, mediator, arbitrator, and founder of Boston Law Collaborative, LLC. He is also the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches courses on mediation, diversity, Collaborative Law and legal ethics. He is past chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and a founding member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. He has published three books on dispute resolution, including “Bringing Peace into the Room” (with co-editor Daniel Bowling). Further information about David can be found at www.blc.law. Friday, April 12, 2024 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and continental breakfast 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Event Program (Lunch will be served.) Happy Hour! Please join us for a Happy Hour immediately following – details to come. Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship Level – “Gold Sponsor” Cost $500 Includes: 1 ticket to the Spring Symposium, your name listed on the DCACP website and on a placard at each table. Sponsorship Level – “Silver Sponsor” Cost $250 Includes: your name listed on the DCACP website and on a placard at each table. Read More
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May 2024 – Monthly Member Meeting

Transitioning Clients in Collaborative Divorce Presented by: Teresa Cole, Esq. Wednesday, May 8, 2024 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Every divorce has its own difficult issues to surmount, but divorces where one of the spouses is transitioning to their true gender identity present some especially challenging issues. Collaborative Attorney, Teresa Cole, will discuss various aspects of working with divorcing clients in the Collaborative Process where one of the clients is Transgender or the parties are dealing with Transgender or Gender Spectrum issues with one of their children. Learn why the Collaborative Process is by far the best process for these families and how to be prepared to discuss the Collaborative Process with both a Transgender client and a Cisgender client who are divorcing and may be struggling with different concerns. Please note: This meeting will be conducted by Zoom. Please contact the DCACP Adminstrator at DCACP.office@gmail.com for more meeting information. Kindly submit an RSVP below to record your attendance. Read More
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