Carl Michael Rossi is an attorney admitted in both Illinois and New York as well as a Nationally Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor, currently residing in Chicago. His professional commitment is solely to the practice of and expansion of Collaborative Practice. He has offered trainings in and made presentations on Collaborative Practice and on communication skills for Collaborative practitioners and for lawyers in general for organizations in multiple states. His writings have appeared in many publications. He is a former Board member of the IACP and currently the Executive Director of the Collaborative Practice Professionals of Illinois (www.cppIllinois.com). He is 'the moderator' of the CollabLaw listServe which he created in 2000. His personal passion is around helping CP professionals connect and share.