I recently had the opportunity to represent the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council at the New England XPO for Business. I stood at the booth and greeted attendees as they walked by. I had several conversations with business owners that almost always started with a quizzical look and the question, “What is Collaborative Law?”
All of the collaborative professionals who were working at the booth had similar experiences. We were prepared to speak to those who inquired about the benefits of Collaborative Law. Confidentiality, cost effectiveness, convenience, where the negotiated agreement is the intended result.
Business owners immediately identified with the value of these benefits when compared to traditional resolution alternatives. This reaction bodes well for the growing Collaborative Law movement, but we clearly have more to do with regards to educating our potential clients as to its benefits and its availability.
If there is an event or group that you are aware of that would benefit from a presentation on Collaborative Law, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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