Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Practice Training-January 2021

January 14, 15, and 21, 22, 23, 2021
(14-hours ‘Live’ Virtual Training; Eastern Standard Time)
January 14 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
January 15 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
January 21 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
January 22 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
January 23 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

All participants must also complete a one-half hour assignment prior to the training that is required to reach our approved 14.5 hours of total training.  In addition, there are reading assignments to complete before the first weekend of training and between the first and second weekend of training.  A discussion post between weekends is required as well.  These tasks can be completed at any time that is convenient for the participant.

If the January dates do not work for your schedule, the next confirmed training will be in August 2021.  There may be additional dates added before August 2021 so please check back or let us know you want to be notified of dates that are added.

Join us for an engaging and informative training provided in conjunction with the unique Collaborative Family Law Clinic at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. This Collaborative law related training will teach you what the Collaborative Law process has to offer clients and the professionals who assist them. This practice-oriented approach to training will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to provide Collaborative services within your local practice group. This training includes a special section on increasing access to Collaborative process for diverse clients. This course is intended for lawyers, mental health professionals, financial professionals, mediators, paralegals, real estate/ mortgage professionals, and students who would like to work with clients in the Collaborative process.  Continuing education credit is available.  There will be 14.5 training hours (please see information below for discipline specific continuing education hours).  Training hours might include a required working lunch and/or discussion forum posts.

Virtual Training: We have received approval from our CLE and CEU providers for this to be a virtual training.  In addition, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) has temporarily abated their requirement for in-person training as part of their standards. Although IACP does not approve Collaborative training or Collaborative trainers, we strive to meet IACP standards.  This training is designed to meet their temporary standards.

Roadmaps for Resolution Collaborative Trainers

Brenda L. London, Esquire
Teresa F. Parnell, Psy.D.
Lee O. Upton, III, MS, MBA, CVA

additional trainers be present

which may include:

Barbara E. Kelly, Ph.D, Lori Caldwell-Carr, Esquire,

Diane L. Womack, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE,

and Matthew Bartolomei, J.D.



$450.00 if commit to complete
1 Barry Pro Bono Collaborative Clinic Case
(reduced fee only available for licensed attendees residing/working in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, or Volusia County.  See below for more information about this commitment.)

Virtual, Synchronous, Live with instructors


Questions?  Call  (407) 862-2722

*Barry Collaborative Clinic Cases began in the Fall Semester of 2014 and continue each semester thereafter.  Each case will be completed in two or three Full Interdisciplinary Team Meeting sessions conducted on two or three Friday mornings at Barry School of Law.  Additional hours will be required for telephone contact with clients and professional team members.  Law school students will be assigned to each case.

Registration fees are refundable up to 21 days before the training minus any credit card processing fees.  Within 21 days of the training another participant can be substituted up to 3 days before the training.

Continuing Education

The program has been approved by The Florida Bar for CLE for lawyers (14.5 total hours which includes 2 ethics hours and 1 technology hour).  Lawyers from out of state will need to determine if CLE can be applied.  Program is approved for 14.0 CLE credit including 1.25 Ethics CLE credit by NALA for paralegals.

Continuing education for psychologists has been approved through the Florida Psychological Association (FPA) for 14 hours.  Approval is for 11 hours of general continuing education credits, 2 hours of professional ethics and Florida laws and rules, and 1 hour of domestic violence.  There is an additional $25.00 fee for CE for non-FPA members. The Florida Psychological Association is approved by Florida Department of Health, Board of Psychology and Board of School Psychology to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Florida Psychological Association is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling as a provider of continuing education. FPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  The Florida Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Florida Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Course content is designed to qualify for 14.5 hours continuing professional education (behavior category) for certified public accountants.  However, CPAs must individually determine the exact CPE details to be self-reported and must retain required documentation in case of audit by the Florida Board of Accountancy.  This course is consistent with the following requirements in Florida Statute 61H1-33.003: qualified instructors for all general content, qualified financial instructors involved in the training, participants must attend all 14 hours to receive a certificate of attendance, participants must sign in to receive a certificate of attendance (a record of attendance is kept by the trainers), a detailed course outline with learning objectives and supporting course material is provided to the participant in advance of the training.  Further, course content is designed to contribute directly and indirectly to professional competency for accountants including topics such as special knowledge in Collaborative interdisciplinary practice, the CPA’s role in this process, core competencies required for work on a Collaborative team, practice management, billing for services, discussion of useful computer programs, ethical responsibilities to clients and team members, professional conduct, comparison of accountant and Collaborative specific professional standards, and oral/ written communications with clients and team members.

Other financial professionals must determine applicable continuing education credit.

*Barry Collaborative Clinic Cases began in the Fall Semester of 2014 and has continued every Fall and Spring semester thereafter.  Each case will be completed in two or three Full Interdisciplinary Team Meeting sessions conducted on two or three Friday mornings at Barry School of Law. Additional hours will be required for telephone contact with clients and professional team members.  Law school students will be assigned to each case.

Training Participant Materials

Information regarding the training days and access to materials will be emailed to paid participants right after registration and again right before the class.  Please let us know if you do not receive that email.  Please make sure to check your junk folder before contacting us.

If you would like to be notified of future class dates, please let us know. Also, if you would like to arrange for an Introductory Training to be provided in your geographic area contact Dr. Teresa Parnell via email at or phone at 407-862-2722.

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