Collaborative divorce works because the professionals involved have experience and training specific to the practice. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Collaborative Law Committee will be hosting a seminar on June 12-14, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. This three-day event will be comprehensive training to cover the fundamentals and the joy of rediscovering the foundations and principles of Collaborative Practice. The seminar is limited to 50 participants, and it is open to attorneys, financial professionals and mental health professionals.
Through a series of intensive lectures, role play and interactive sessions, participants will spend the three days getting a well-rounded review of the Collaborative law process. The sessions will be led by some of the field’s leading experts:
Neil E. Kozek, Esq. A founding member of Kramer Kozek LLP, Mr. Kozek has over 30 years of experience as a litigator in the family and matrimonial law field. Named by “Leaders in the Field” as one of the top 17 Collaborative attorneys in the United States, Mr. Kozek is a fellow of the AAML and the International Academy of Family Lawyers (“IAFL”). Mr. Kozek is also the Author of the Family Law Services Handbook, “Collaborative Law”, Chapter 22, Wiley Publishing (2010) (Co-author Jerome Johnson, CPA). Mr. Kozek is a trained mediator and a former adjunct group leader for the Center for Mediation in Law.
Elana Katz, LCSW, LMFT, Ms. Katz is a senior faculty member and teacher of advanced family therapy and director of the family mediation program at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. Ms. Katz has presented nationally and internationally on family therapy, mediation, and Collaborative divorce, including annual meetings of the American Family Therapy Academy, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professional. Ms. Katz has a number of publications on topics such as mediation and a family systems approach to health care, and has been quoted by the New York Times, the Associated Press, and other media outlets, including National Public Radio.
Robert Bordett, CFP, CDFA. Mr. Bordett is a mediator and arbitrator, and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®). As a financial neutral he has worked with couples, families and businesses and served as a mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Bordett has written many articles on financial issues in divorce and has appeared on CNN Sunday Morning News. He has taught classes on financial issues in Collaborative Divorce and mediation throughout the U.S. and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Association of Divorce Financial Planners, National Association of Tax Professionals, the Financial Planning Association and Academy of Professional Family Mediators.
At Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP, we are committed to obtaining the best outcome for our clients, and many of our attorneys are trained and experienced in Collaborative law. If you would like to know more about our practice, contact us to schedule a consultation.