Dallas Bar Association presents training, symposium on collaborative law



The Dallas Bar Association is helping present the annual civil collaborative law training session and symposium Aug. 25-27 at the Belo Mansion.


The sessions are for lawyers, law school faculty and students, professionals involved in conflict management and dispute resolution, and corporate executives, risk managers and human resources personnel, said Larry Maxwell, who practices collaborative law and is co-chairman of the American Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee.


In the two-day training, participants will work through the five steps in the collaborative process to resolve an international business dispute.


The symposium will include panel discussions on building a collaborative community and introducing the process to businesses, and presentations on the growing use of the collaborative process around the world and the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, which will be introduced in Texas' legislative session next year. A panel of mediation experts will share ideas on breaking an impasse.

Presenters include Kathleen A. Bryan, president and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution; Bradley Hunter, a pioneer in collaborative law in Canada; Peter Munson, chairman of the Uniform Law Commission committee that drafted the Uniform Collaborative Law Act; Norman Solovay, chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the New York law firm of McLaughlin & Stern LLP; and Dr. Kevin Karlson, a Frisco psychologist and attorney.

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