Global Collaborative Law Council

Collaborative Resolution of Civil Disputes

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Overview of Collaborative Law:

Collaborative Practice Ethics:

Uniform Collaborative Law Act:

Collaborative Law Documents:

  • Protocols of Practice for Collaborative Lawyers (Revised November, 2010) GCLC developed these Protocols of Practice as guidelines for use by licensed attorneys who are trained in the collaborative dispute resolution process. GCLC will endeavor to make revisions and add commentaries based upon comments and suggestions received.
  • Participation Agreement and Addendum (Revised August, 2007) The Participation Agreement provides the ground rules for the entire collaborative dispute resolution process. The Addendum is to assist the parties in making choices regarding how they wish to conduct the collaborative process.
  • Why is the Participation Agreement Necessary? by Sherrie R. Abney explains the importance of the agreement.
  • The Addendum to the Civil Collaborative Participation Agreement by Sherrie R. Abney. The addendum to the participation agreement is an important tool for the collaborative lawyer and the parties. This article explains why it is necessary and how it works.

Business and Professional Interest in Collaborative Law:



Health Law:

Holistic Lawyers:

Tax Law:

  • Federal Tax Disputes, by W. Justin Hill, published in Viewpoints, March 1, 2010. The article provides an overview of methods used by the IRS to resolve federal tax disputes and makes an argument for the IRS's adoption of collaborative lawyering.

Trusts and Estates: