Posts Tagged ‘collaborative’

Partners

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A woman I met last year called me recently. Her voice was pitched higher than usual, and she was talking too fast, nearly babbling. I had to ask her to slow down so that I could understand what she was saying. She apologized but it was clear that she was in complete dismay. She wanted…

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The Collaborative Law of the Few

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Creating Our Collaborative Tipping Point: How to Exercise the Law of the Few.  The Law of the Few is the idea that 80% of the work will be performed by 20% of the participants. So what does the “Law of the Few” have to do with the collaborative community? I’m glad you asked.  That’s where…

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Why Create a Collaborative Mission Statement?

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A mission statement provides direction, focus, and accountability, not just for you, but for your team. While mission statements are most commonly utilized by businesses to guide employees in the goals and ideals of the business, a mission statement will also be useful in a collaborative leader’s personal life to remind you of what is…

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Brainstorming

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Brainstorming settlement ideas is a crucial component of the collaborative process. Collaborative practice provides an open environment that encourages everyone on the team to participate. The participants should feel as though their thoughts are being heard and their interests validated. Collaborative professionals will encourage active listening in a casual environment.  The brainstorming step follows the…

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What Are Your Goals For Your Divorce?

What are your goals for your divorce? How do you discern healthy goals on your own despite the grief of divorce? If you participate in the collaborative process, one of the numerous benefits is having a facilitator as part of the team to help you uncover your goals. To assist a client in understanding his…

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Protecting Your Profile

Although developing your profile is largely about your on-line presence, if you hope to be invited to join collaborative teams, then your off-line reputation is also crucial. The best way to improve your off-line profile is to be visible in your community, but not by making mistakes that everyone talks about. Working on your profile…

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The Thank-You Note

You have all heard of a “marriage of convenience?” This is a term that originated in medieval times. It refers to a marriage contracted for motives other than the reasons of relationship, family, or love. Instead, such a marriage is orchestrated for personal gain or some other sort of strategic purpose, such as for political…

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The Proactive Divorce Realtor

A divorce realtor and a collaborative divorce lawyer sit down to lunch one day. The attorney is interested in partnering with the realtor when her clients decide to sell the marital home as part of their divorce process. So she wants to know more about the realtor himself, as well as his approach to the…

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Attending the Inaugural Management Training

Inaugural Collaborative Staff Training Imparts Valuable Lessons   I recently enjoyed the opportunity to attend the first ever in-person and live stream collaborative staff training, Open for Business, Managing Your Collaborative Practice for Passion & Profit, hosted by Joryn Jenkins at Open Palm Law. I have been a family law paralegal for three years. Last year,…

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Next Generation Divorce Donates to Support Collaborative Law in Tampa

Next Generation Divorce Donates to the Florida Civil Collaborative Practice Group   The bustling City of Tampa in the State of Florida is the fastest growing collaborative practice community in the country. As collaborative practice groups form in Tampa, they support each other in the true spirit of collaboration. In fact, on February 10, 2016, Joryn…

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