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Aleksandra Set To Complete Her Level II Collaborative Practice Training

This June, associate lawyer Aleksandra will be completing Level II of the Collaborative Practice Training in Toronto. This training supplements the Level I training that all lawyers wishing to practice Collaboratively must complete. The training will focus on further developing expertise in interest based negotiations, client assessment and suitability, managing client expectations, strengthening communications tools and managing a Collaborative Practice case.

Members of the training team include Marion Korn, Eva Sachs, Jennie Ormson and Gail Aller-Stead, all of whom bring extensive personal experience in the area of collaborative practice. Aleksandra obtained her Level I certificate in December 2012, and is … more »

New Feature Being Rolled Out By Familyllb’s Blog

In the next few weeks will be featuring interviews by Russell Alexander with prominent lawyers.

We will examine issues that affect families going through separation and divorce and will be seeking insight from experienced divorce lawyers and general practitioners.

If you have a questions or issues you would like examined send us a tweet to @familyllb or visit us on Facebook at

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City of Kawartha Lakes Lawyers Form New Collaborative Practice Group for Divorcing Couples

Kawartha Haliburton Collaborative Practice is an association of Family Law Counsel, Financial Professionals, Mental Health Professionals and Mediators who work together to highlight and promote the benefits of the Collaborative Process.

The goals of the Kawartha Haliburton Collaborative Practice are to assist divorcing/ common-law spouses and other couples work towards a mutually fair and equitable end to their relationship without the acrimony, anxiety and financial cost that often accompanies litigation, and to protect the integrity and health of family relationships. The Collaborative Practice is not about winners and losers. Our Collaborative Professionals assist the clients to communicate with respect, ultimately … more »

Collaborative Practice Group Coming to Lindsay

On January 17, 2013, Russell and Aleksandra will be joining a group of lawyers and other professionals from the City of Kawartha Lakes to discuss the formation of a new Collaborative Practice Group in this area. The Working Group will be discussing how to best provide Collaborative services to clients from Lindsay and surrounding area who are going through separation or divorce.

Russell and Wendy are already members of Collaborative Practice Durham, and Aleksandra recently completed Stage 1 of her training and will be joining Collaborative Practice Durham this month.

For more information on the Collaborative process and how it … more »

Aleksandra Czyzowska Pursues Collaborative Practice Training

Associate lawyer Aleksandra will be completing phase 1 of her Collaborative Practice training with the Victoria Haliburton Bar Association in Lindsay, Ontario.

Russell and Wendy are already fully trained Collaborative Practice family lawyers.

Collaborative Practice, including Collaborative Law and interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce, is a way for you to resolve disputes respectfully — without going to court — while working with trained professionals who are important to all areas of your life. The term incorporates all of the models developed since Minnesota lawyer Stu Webb created Collaborative Law ideas in the 1980s.

The heart of Collaborative Practice or Collaborative Divorce (also … more »