What Happens in Vegas Shouldn’t Stay in Vegas

I just attended an intimate gathering in Las Vegas of attorneys from all around the world. We were all there for some advanced training in the civil side of collaborative practice. (No pun intended.) As with so many collaborative trainings, at the GCLC annual conference, it was inspiring to learn so much and to connect with so many o...

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Learning by Doing at Annual Civil Collaborative Law Conference

Last month, I traveled to Las Vegas – not for the usual adult fun -- but a truly rewarding experience. For two days, Sherrie Abney and I lead an international group of novice and experienced Collaborative Practice professionals in an advanced civil collaborative training at the Global Collaborative Law Council’s Annual Conferenc...

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The Power of TED* (The Empowerment Dynamic)

The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) The Annual Civil Collaborative Law Conference in Las Vegas this year offered us many insightful presentations. One of my favorites was Glenn Meier’s training on The Empowerment Dynamic (“TED*”). TED* offers us, not just a positive approach to life’s challenges, but also a more i...

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Baby Steps

Several weeks ago, I spent three days in Las Vegas at the annual conference of the Global Collaborative Law Council (“GCLC”). There I met Stuart Webb, the founder of collaborative law, as well as Sherrie Abney and Larry Maxwell, two of the first movers in the application of collaborative practice to civil disputes. Merely sitting...

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The Paradigm Shift, or Coming Home

THE PARADIGM SHIFT OR COMING HOME I discovered during my preparation for and attending the I.A.C.P. Annual Forum in Seattle last weekend that the collaborative principle of “the paradigm shift” has somehow been consciously or unconsciously downplayed in recent books and trainings concerning collaborative practice. I’d like...

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Conscious Contracts

Nevada lawyer and GCLC member Glenn Meier is devoted to helping his clients design, build, maintain, and restore their important business relationships through their “conscious contracts.” He coaches others to deliver relationships that are not only legally sound, but also based on shared values with tools already built in that a...

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Stu Webb’s short form practice for paradigm shift, coming home

COMING HOME (PARADIGM SHIFT) SHORT FORM PRACTICE 1. Temporarily move your thinking & voice in head to the side. 2. FEEL a warm Presence filling your body and name it “HOME” 3. Remain in that warm Presence as long as comfortable. 4. When you become aware that you are back in your thinking and/or voice, say to yourself ...

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