Why Choose Collaborative Practice?
People choose Collaborative Practice and Mediation because these processes allow them to be fully involved, maintain control over their case and the building and participation of their team, and empowers client-centered decision-making.
People choose Collaborative Practice instead of mediation because it allows them to have the benefit of their own counsel in meetings from the start to the finish. They have the benefit of having the right professional for the right task and have the full support of a team of professionals with varied skills and expertise, which helps them to make well-informed, creative, and appropriate decisions. Some people also prefer Collaborative Practice as it is more structured, requiring a participation agreement that not only sets out the “rules of the game”, but prohibits their attorneys from representing them in adversarial proceedings.