Collaborative Practice: Introductory Training 2016

Collaborative Practice: Introductory Training 2016

Welcome back to another year of practice! If you are feeling less than enthused about another year of affidavits and litigation or are simply looking to offer your clients a full range of options for resolving their family law issues then you should consider the Collaborative Law Training coming up in late February.

Previous participants have reported the course reinvigorated their enthusiasm for family law practice and left them excited about being able to offer the process to their clients.

A number of practitioners are offering Collaborative Practice to their clients and are enjoying participating in a You can find more information about the training and how to register here. If you would like to speak to one of Collaborative Advocacy NZ’s Committee Members about Collaborative Practice and its impact on their clients and their practices, then don’t hesitate to contact our Administrator, Debra Clark here to arrange for a call.

We hope to see you at February’s training.


Collaborative Advocacy NZ

Collaborative Practice is a multidisciplinary dispute resolution process where parties work together with trained professionals to resolve their dispute respectfully and outside of the shadow of the Court. Having been used in family disputes extensively in parts of North America and in 22 other countries, New Zealand professionals are also now using Collaborative Practice to assist their clients to problem solve together in a manner that is focused on their interests and the future.

Overview of Course

Taking you step by step through a collaborative case, this practical, hands-on training will:

  • Introduce you to the Collaborative Process and its key principles;
  • Allow you to practice the process;
  • Explore the interdisciplinary team model and how the various professionals complement each other for the benefit of their clients;
  • Assist you to incorporate Collaborative Practice into your work, to establish it within your local professional community and be part of the wider international community of Collaborative Professionals;
  • Leave you excited and feeling confident about incorporating the principles and skills of Collaborative Practice into your dispute resolution practice.

Who Should Attend this Course?

The training is open to lawyers, accountants/financial advisors, psychologists, counsellors, conflict or divorce coaches, mediators and other professionals who work with families in conflict.

Registration Information

Auckland registration Information:
When:   Friday, 26 and Saturday, 27 February 2016 8.30am-5.00pm
Where:  WF Business Building, AUT University, 42 Wakefield Street, Auckland
Cost:      $1,250 (plus GST)

Christchurch registration Information:
When:   Friday, 6 November and Saturday,  7 November 2015, 8.30am-5.00pm
Where:  To Be Advised
Cost:      $1,250 (plus GST)

For further information and to register visit

Contact Information

Helen Gribble, Executive Education Coordinator
Phone: 09 921 999909 921 9999 ext. 5510