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November 6, 2015

Taking Pro Bono Collaborative Law Statewide

This blog article is from Norma Trusch, a Houston-based collaborative family lawyer and longtime proponent of collaborative law. This is a preview of an article appearing in the upcoming edition of Roadmap, the  Collaborative Institute of Texas newsletter. Like many of you, I have long felt that our wonderful collaborative law process should be made available [...]

August 26, 2015

A Comparison of Collaborative vs. Litigated Divorce (Part Two)

A version of this article, by Harry Munsinger, a partner in San Antonio family law firm Munsinger & Munsinger, and Michael Gallery, owner of OPIS Consultants in Highland Village, Texas, appeared in the latest edition of Roadmap, a newsletter for Collaborative Law Institute of Texas professionals. This is the second of two parts; the first [...]

August 12, 2014

Harry Tindall Wins 2014 Gay G. Cox Collaborative Law Award

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas has awarded its 2nd ever Gay G. Cox Collaborative Law Award to Harry Tindall, the Houston-based lawyer and longtime collaborative law advocate, who helped lead lobbying efforts to make Texas the first state to adopt a collaborative law statute. The award is the latest honor for Tindall, who began [...]

July 31, 2014

CLI-TX Members Leading Workshops at State’s Premier Family Law Conference Next Week

Collaborative law has gained a greater profile in recent years in Texas family law circles, including gaining its own section in the State Bar of Texas and being included in the programming for the state’s largest annual conference for family lawyers. That tradition continues this year at the State Bar of Texas’ 40th annual Advanced [...]

May 31, 2014

New Collaborative Law Book Featured In Texas Bar Journal

As we noted last month in this article, San Antonio collaborative lawyer Kim Munsinger edited a book called Collaborative Law: Start to Finish, which shows lawyers how to lead clients through the collaborative process. Thanks to the Texas Bar Journal, which recently published this interview with Munsinger, there’s now more information out about the creation [...]

April 14, 2014

Putting Together Collaborative Law – Start to Finish

This article is from Kim Munsinger, a partner with San Antonio law firm Munsinger & Munsinger. Her practice focuses on family law with an emphasis on alternatives to litigation, including collaborative law and mediation. She is also the editor of Collaborative Law: Start to Finish, now available through TexasBarBooks. When my colleagues Norma Trusch and [...]

March 17, 2014

Collaborative Law Experts to Be Featured on KERA-FM This Tuesday

In advance of the annual State Bar of Texas’ Collaborative Law course happening this Thursday and Friday, a trio of Dallas-based collaborative law experts will be featured guests on KERA-FM, the National Public Radio affiliate for Dallas-Fort Worth. From noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, lawyers Janet Brumley and Jelena Kovacevic Yeargain (both [...]

January 24, 2014

Divorce Corp.: Not the Whole Story on Divorce

You might have heard about a recent movie, Divorce Corp., that takes a look at divorce in America from a particularly cynical point of view. As Collaborative Law Institute of Texas board member Winnie Huff noted, in her recent blog post on the movie, “The documentary centers on the idea that litigation is a poorly [...]

October 16, 2013

Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Members to Contribute to Definitive How-To Book for Family Lawyers

Members of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas from across the state have come together to write the definitive book on collaborative law, to be published later this fall by TexasBarBooks, the publishing arm of the State Bar of Texas. Collaborative Law—Start to Finish is designed to educate family lawyers, law students and anyone interested [...]

August 22, 2013

Carol Mapp Provides Back-To-School Advice for DFW Child

Carol Mapp, a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member and a regular contributor to this blog, wrote a great and timely article for DFW Child on how divorced parents can help children of prepare for going back to school — particularly if the divorce is brand-new and children are going between two households for the [...]

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