I attended the Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Professionals (CCDP) kickoff luncheon on Sept. 19th. I was very excited to attend, because I had some guests with me. Elaine Nicholson, Kerry Everett, David E. Simmons, Kristen Hilty and Jennifer Shepherd joined me that day.
All of them came to learn more about collaborative law, who practices this way and how we do what we do. I think they all were inspired to consider adding collaborative law to their practices. With any luck, they will want to join our group.
As someone who rarely wins anything, I can announce that I won the CCDP scholarship to attend the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) annual convention in Chicago this year.
From Oct. 24th through October 27th, I will attend the IACP convention and attend classes with other collaborative professionals from around the world. I will receive teaching from some of the brightest minds in collaborative law.
Though it may sound a little geeky, I am really eager to find out what is on the cutting edge of collaborative practice.