BEGINNING YOUR
Peacemaking Practice
An introduction to collaborative training for wills and estates
As professionals, helping those in grief navigate an estate dispute can be challenging.
We strive to be compassionate and aim to find peaceful outcomes, but this can be difficult when the most commonly adopted pathway is a litigious one that carries with it the threat of ending up in court. Even if mediation ultimately results in settlement it is often only after significant costs have already been incurred and family relationships have been damaged beyond repair.
The Collaborative Law process is an early-intervention, multidisciplinary dispute resolution framework based on an agreement by the parties and their lawyers not to litigate.
The emphasis is on creative problem solving, negotiation and co-operation to settle conflict.
Non-Confrontational
The non-confrontational nature of Collaborative Practice means that Lawyers can work with each other in a respectful way to find positive solutions that satisfy the needs and interests of all parties.
Multidisciplinary
The multidisciplinary model means that grieving family members facing an estate dispute can be supported by counsellors and have access to shared financial advice so they can be supported to make informed decisions about their future in a calm, open and measured way.
Join us for an engaging 2‑day workshop
Help grieving families resolve their estate dispute, with a compassionate and collaborative approach.
Join Collaborative Estates Lawyer, Zinta Harris and co-presenter Anne-Marie Rice (of Rice Dispute Resolution) for a 2-day workshop that will teach you the skills you need to be able to offer an alternative resolution pathway to your clients.
This program is designed for all professionals working with grieving families facing an estate dispute including:
  • lawyers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • coaches
  • financial planners
  • accountants
After completing the course (delivering 16 CPD points (including 1 Ethics point)) you will qualify to register as a collaborative practitioner.
The Introductory Collaborative Practice Training
This workshop teaches the interdisciplinary model of Collaborative Practice, enabling differing professional disciplines to work together to assist grieving families resolve their estate dispute.
This program would also suit anyone who has completed an introductory program before but is seeking specific training in these skills in an estate disputes context.
Course Program Outline
Day 1:
Theory and Understanding Collaborative Practice – what is it, the history, the framework, applications and dynamics of interpersonal conflict.

Understanding the different models of Collaborative Practice, roles and attributes of the participants – including clients, lawyers, financial neutrals, counsellors/communication coaches and other experts.

Foundations of a Collaborative Matter – stages of dispute resolution and their application in the collaborative process.

Core Skills of a Collaborative Professional – with role play training.

The Collaborative Process – Commencing Well – the first client interview.

Introduction to Collaborative Agreements and overview of the tools needed to prepare for the first collaborative meeting.

Setting homework – review guidelines, agreement terms, checklists, agendas and video training on communication and negotiation skills.

Day 2:
Preparing for the First Collaborative Meeting – tools and checklists, preparatory team meeting, agenda setting, preparing the client, identifying and managing power imbalances – with role play training.

The First Collaborative Meeting – the importance of the environment and debriefing – with role play training.

Minutes, Holding Pattern Agreements, agreed next steps, setting agenda for next meeting.

Information Gathering – types of information, advice from financial neutral.

Further Collaborative Meetings and settlement options.

Resolution – negotiation dynamics, narrowing options, dealing with impasse.

Finalisation & Documentation – documenting intentions in pre-death context, drafting agreement terms in post-death context, power of a final meeting.

Ethical Guidelines – Law Council and IACP Ethical Standards, standards specific to Counsellors and Financial Neutrals, providing advice, common roadblocks.

Establishing your Collaborative Practice – practice groups, marketing tips.

Book a workshop with us
Brisbane TRAINING
11th of March and 1st of April, 2019.
Early Bird: $997
Full Price: $1147
Brisbane TRAINING
5th and 19th of August, 2019.
Early Bird: $997 (ends 30th June)
Full Price: $1147
Sydney TRAINING
6th and 7th of September, 2019.
Early Bird: $997 (ends 31st of July)
Full Price: $1147

$1,147.00 inc. GSTBook Now

WANT US TO COME TO YOUR State?
We have plans to roll out this training nationally. If you want us to come to your local area, please register your interest here.
Meet Your Program Co‑ordinators
ZINTA HARRIS
Zinta Harris is the owner of Resolve Estate Law, a Brisbane-based Accredited Succession Law & Business Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer, and Mediator, Owner, Resolve Estate Law (formerly Harris Law).
Zinta Harris is the owner of a boutique specialist estates law firm, Resolve Estate Law. Zinta is passionate about brokering peaceful resolutions to family disputes over inheritance so that “family wars” are avoided.

After over 20 years practising as a wills and estates lawyer, Zinta has seen firsthand the impact of estate battles on hundreds of families. She now specialises in helping grieving families stay out of Court and work together to reach an early resolution to their estate dispute.

Zinta Harris is the author of the book “Rest in Peace – how to manage an estate dispute without inheriting heartache”. She also writes the popular blog “Catching the Curveball” which provides regular commentary on issues relating to grief, loss, estates law, family, parenting, love and life.

Zinta’s aim is to create a new path for grieving families by keeping them out of Court and minimising the emotional and financial toll of an estates battle so that they have the freedom to grieve peacefully and get on with living life without conflict.

Anne Marie Rice
ANNE-MARIE RICE
Accredited Family Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer, and Mediator, Owner, Rice Dispute Resolution.
Anne-Marie has been working in legal dispute resolution for almost 20 years and during that time she has helped many hundreds of clients resolve their conflict and move forward with their lives.

Guiding the successful resolution of legal disputes involves a detailed understanding of much more than just the law and Anne-Marie’s work with those who find themselves in conflict with family, colleagues, employers or others, is focussed on finding a lasting compromise rather than just “winning the legal battle”.

Anne-Marie has spent many years investing in the skills necessary to quickly understand clients’ legal and personal needs so that she is able to bring certainty, purpose and warmth to any mediation or collaborative law process. Anne-Marie has worked consistently in the collaborative model since 2006, has spoken at various local and international conferences on the concept of “positive problem solving” and has trained hundreds of lawyers and other professionals who want to find a better way to help their clients.

Anne-Marie is the 2018 WLAQ Leneen Ford AC Woman Lawyer of the Year and her acceptance speech, in which she looked the traditional, adversarial model of dispute resolution squarely in the eyes, has become a social media sensation. The speech “Why Tired Matters” can be read or viewed at www.annemarierice.com.au.

Book a workshop with us
Brisbane TRAINING
11th of March and 1st of April, 2019.
Early Bird: $997
Full Price: $1147
Brisbane TRAINING
5th and 19th of August, 2019.
Early Bird: $997 (ends 30th June)
Full Price: $1147
Sydney TRAINING
6th and 7th of September, 2019.
Early Bird: $997 (ends 31st of July)
Full Price: $1147

$1,147.00 inc. GSTBook Now

WANT US TO COME TO YOUR State?
We have plans to roll out this training nationally. If you want us to come to your local area, please register your interest here.

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