The Global Collaborative Law Council, Inc. (GCLC) was originally established in 2004 as the Texas Collaborative Law Council, Inc. by a small group of Texas attorneys committed to assisting clients in managing conflict and resolving disputes without litigation.
In 2009, with members from coast to coast in the United States and in other countries, the name was changed to Global Collaborative Law Council, and the organization continues to carry out its mission of advancing the use of collaborative process for resolving civil disputes around the world.
GCLC Mission Statement
Promote the use of the collaborative process for resolving civil disputes.
Train lawyers and other professionals in the use of the process.
Educate the public as to the benefits of the process.
Preserve the integrity of the collaborative dispute resolution process.
Kristen M. Blankley - President
Professor | University of Nebraska College of Law
Glenn F. Meier - Vice President
Greenberg Traurig LLP, Las Vegas, Nevada
Melanie M. Atha - Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Director
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Westbrook Law and Mediation Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ana Luiza Panayagua Etchalus
Etchalus, Thiessen & Castro Advogados, Porto Alegre-Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
R. Paul Faxon LLC, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Steven P. Gregory
Gregory Law Firm, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama
Aida Doss Havel
Law Office of Aida Doss Havel, Rodanthe, North Carolina
Open Palm Law
Law Office of Mary E. Juetten,
Seattle Area, Washington
John L. Sarratt
Harris Sarratt & Hodges, LLP
Raleigh, North Carolina
Marc O. Sheridan
Markus & Sheridan, Mount Kisco, New York
Law Office of Anne Shuttee
Law Offices of Kevin R. Scudder,
GCLC thanks all Regional Chairs for their active efforts to develop training programs for attorneys and other professionals, and promoting the use of the collaborative practice for resolving civil disputes in all areas of law.
UNITED STATES REGIONS
-- Northeast Region --
Marc O. Sheridan - Markus & Sheridan
Mount Kisco, New York
-- Mid Atlantic Region --
John L. Sarratt - Harris Sarratt & Hodges, LLP
Raleigh, North Carolina
-- Southeast Region --
Steven P. Gregory - Gregory Law Firm, P.C.
-- Southwest Region --
L. Stephen Rizzieri - L. Stephen Rizzieri, PLLC
-- Plains Region --
Kristen M. Blankley Associate Professor of Law
University of Nebraska College of Law
-- Great Lakes Region --
Glen A. Norton - Law Office of Glen A. Norton PLLC
-- Rocky Mountains Region --
Glenn F. Meier - Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey Thompson
Las Vegas, Nevada
-- Pacific Region --
Douglas. J. Rosner Law Offices of Douglas J. Rosner
Civil Collaborative Professionals, Westlake Village, California
-- Northwest Region --
Nancy N. Retsinas Collaborative Law Center
-- Canadian Region --
R. Bradley Hunter Q.C. - Hunter Peterson Deagle, LLP
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
-- Australasian Region --
Robert Anthony Lopich - Collaborative Lawyers Pty Ltd
Shellharbour Village, NSW Australia
-- South American Region --
Marcello Vieira Machado Rodante
Rodante & Scharlack Advagados
San Paulo, Brazil
Sherrie R. Abney
Law Offices of Sherrie R. Abney
Lawrence R. Maxwell, Jr.
Collaborative Lawyer Mediator and Arbitrator
St. Louis Park, MN
The Solovay Practice
New York, New York