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Advanced Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Workshop – Nov. 9-10

Collaborative Practice specialist Victoria Smith leads a two-day workshop to further engage those trained in collaborative practice.

Agenda Day 1:
• Introductions/Goals/Learning Objectives
Overview of Collaborative Process & Professionals

• Advocacy in a Settlement Context – Role play
Redefining the Role of the Advocate
What we keep from traditional advocacy and what’s new
The Spectrum of Advocacy within Collaborative Practice
Understanding Conflict – Role play

• Overview of Interest-based Negotiation
Spectrum of Interests/Core Concerns
The Neuroscience of Interest-based Negotiation – Role play

• The Synergy of Neutrals and Advocates

• Key Communication Skills
Active Listening
Non-defensive Questioning
“I” Statements

• Understanding Fairness
Question & Answer

Agenda Day 2:
• Roadmap of the Team Case
Comprehensive Team Protocols

• Initial Client Meeting – Role play

• The Role of the Law in an Interest
Based Process Understanding Power

• The Interplay between Fairness, the Law & Interests

• Option Generation

• Questions & Answers
Wrap-up & Closing

National Speaker:
Victoria Smith, Victoria Smith Collaborative PC
A Toronto family lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Her passion and life work is to help clients to resolve their separation and divorce wisely and with dignity, and to support an evolution in the legal profession from adversarial advocacy to conflict resolution advocacy. Over 15 years ago, she confined my practice to out-of-court settlement work using Collaborative Law/Collaborative Practice and mediation. She has successfully resolved hundreds of mediations and collaborative cases. She provides workshops to collaborative professionals across North America and internationally to critical acclaim.

She is an empathic and solution-oriented lawyer and mediator, with a recognized capacity to negotiate creative settlements that meet her client’s needs and goals. She believes in educating, coaching and empowering her clients through a separation process that successfully prepares them for the future. Her goal is to help her clients receive their best possible outcome with the least possible emotional and financial turmoil.

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12 CLE / 12 CME – Thursday & Friday, November 9-10

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Advanced Civil Mediation Roundtable, November 9 & 10 – French Lick

Michael P. Bishop of Cohen Garelick & Glazier leads our esteemed faculty of experienced mediators exploring issues within the civil mediation process.

Thursday, November 9
2:00 P.M. – 5:15 P.M.
Roundtable discussion of mediation issues

5:30 P.M. -7:00 P.M.
Hosted reception for attendees and guests

Friday, November 10
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Roundtable discussion of mediation issues

• Ethical Issues:  Mediation with pro se claimants; avoiding the appearance of impropriety; coercion by mediators; withdrawing from or refusing mediation. Non-neutrality and providing legal advice.

• Joint Sessions- Yes or No? When?

• Impasse: common reasons; ways of dealing with it; the mediators proposal; adjourning the mediation; bracket negotiations.

• Documenting the settlement agreement:  who prepares the agreement; parties proposed agreements; who signs and when; level of detail; Indiana case review.


Michael P. Bishop – Chair
Cohen Garelick & Glazier, Indianapolis

Barry Bitzegaio
Law Offices of Barry N. Bitzegaio, New Albany

Erik Chickedantz
Burt Blee Dixon Sutton & Bloom LLP, Fort Wayne

Thomas C. Hays
Lewis Wagner LLP, Indianapolis

Richard C Kraege
The Mediation Group, Indianapolis

6 CLE / 6 CME / 1 E – Thursday & Friday, November 9-10

– French Lick Springs Resort & Casino, French Lick, IN

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