Hofstra University School of Law resents a conference, Collaborative Law: Opportunities, Challenges and Questions for the Future, on November 19 and 20, 2009.
Collaborative Law is a voluntary dispute resolution process for parties represented by counsel, which has already taken root in family law. Like mediation, Collaborative Law helps parties resolve their dispute themselves rather than having a ruling imposed upon them by a court or arbitrator. The Uniform Collaborative Law Act is scheduled to be voted on by the Uniform Law Commission in July 2009 and the ABA House of Delegates in February 2010.
The conference will cover topics in Collaborative Law in the context of legal ethics and professional responsibility, mediation, arbitration and other ADR processes, access to justice and vulnerable populations, domestic violence, informed consent, legal education, business law, and interdisciplinary practice.
For further information, contact Franca Sachs, Executive Director of Family Law Programs, at Franca.Sachs@hofstra.edu.