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Collaborative Law Section 

    Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings – especially practitioners who are new to Collaborative Law. You do not need to be a member of our Section or collaboratively trained to attend. All of our meetings are very interactive with plenty of time to answer individual questions.
     Please join us for our February 17th meeting from 5:30-7pm in the BAMC upstairs conference room (27 West Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD) when we will have an interactive presentation by Chetana Bhat, LCPC, NCC, on Emotional Triggers, Reactions, and Managing Reactions. Ms. Bhat will provide information about managing your emotional triggers and reactions and also about how to work with people when they are triggered.  
     RSVPs are appreciated but not required: Joan Weiss at weissattorney@comcast.net.
     We hope you’ll join us for our spring CLE: The Role of Neuroeconomics and Flexible Thinking in The Collaborative Process by Mary Atwater, Psy.D., LLC, Executive Coach and Family Mediator on March 9, 2015 from 5:30-8:30PM. Collaborative clients often become entrenched, taking rigid positions that hinder the process.  Rigid positions are often a result of inflexible thinking and the inability to see another person’s perspective. Rigid positions can be fueled by past disappointment and fears of future conflict. Current neuro-science research helps to explain how the brain responds under duress. Some of our clients respond by working towards resolution, while others become entrenched into defended positions. This workshop will illustrate the difference between flexible and inflexible thinking as well as the obstacles to perspective taking and respectful communication. Workshop participants will learn the communication skills necessary to promote flexible thinking and respectful perspective taking. Small group role-plays will enhance skill acquisition and participants will gain the necessary tools to create workable and enduring agreements.

Co-Chairs

LJ Pelham
Joan M. Weiss

 

Section Meetings


February 17, 2015
March 17, 2015
April 14, 2015
May 19, 2015

Meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of the Bar Association building, located at 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD, unless otherwise noted.




CLE Seminars


March 9 - Role of Neuroeconomics and Flexible Thinking in the Collaborative Process