Over the weekend, Geoff Mazengarb (Principal) and Jess Wolski (Associate) had the privilege of attending a two day Collaborative Law workshop in Brisbane hosted by Clarissa Rayward.
Collaborative Law is a growing and widely used method of dispute resolution for separating families. It is a method of enabling family lawyers and their clients to resolve a dispute outside of the Court room. Collaborative Law focusses on understanding the interests of both parties and tailoring solutions that work for everyone.
The program meets the standards detailed in the Law Council of Australia’s “Australian Collaborative Practice Guidelines for Lawyers”. It satisfies the professional requirements to be classified as a collaborative professional with the Queensland Collaborative Law Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Geoff and Jess both agree that overall the workshop was a big success. They learnt many interesting things during their time in Brisbane and are excited to implement their newly acquired skills with their own clients here at Mazengarb Family Lawyers in Canberra.
If you would like to learn more about your options in resolving disputes, or if collaborative law is right for you and your family, then give us a call and we can provide you with further information.