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Delivering Divorce Differently: Collaborative Divorce Training

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Attorneys Ashley-Nicole Russel and Ashley Michael will provide an elaborative discussion on collaborative divorce training. They will discuss how to start a collaborative case and will reflect on model protocols and practice of collaborative family law. They will also elaborate on the importance of pre-briefing and debriefing with colleagues in the collaborative process.
6 general and 1 ethics CLE hour

9am - Family Law Ethics (led by Attorney Antoine Marshall)
10:10am - How to start a collaborative case
11:10am - Model Protocols and Practice
12:40pm - The Role of the Financial Neutral
1:10pm - The Role of the Child Specialist
1:40pm - Mindfulness and soft skills in collaborative sessions.
2:40pm - Pre-briefing and debriefing with colleagues in the collaborative process.
3:40pm - How to get out of the weeds in high conflict collaborative cases.
4:40pm - Questions & comments


  • Ashley Michael

    Ashley Michael is a passionate and knowledgeable family law attorney with more than 15 years of experience in the legal field. She works with her clients to take control of the outcome of their legal path, keep them informed about their legal matter, be their vocal advocate, and act as their guide throughout representation. As a board-certified legal specialist in family law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, she is just one of 275* attorneys in North Carolina to hold this distinction out of more than 31,000 licensed attorneys statewide. Committed to all aspects of family law, Ashley has extensive experience handling adoption matters around the globe and working with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) matters. She empowers clients to take control of planning their family the way they envision, providing interdisciplinary services, and keeping them informed at every step of the way. Dedicated to serving her community, she is a founding board member of the North Carolina Collaborative Attorney Network (NC-CAN) and Coastal Collaborative Colleagues as well as a former board member for the New Hanover County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and DREAMS of Wilmington.

  • Ashley-Nicole Russell

    Ashley-Nicole Russell, Esq. is an award-winning family law attorney, author, podcaster, and speaker who is changing the way divorce is perceived around the world. As a child of divorce and divorcee, she brings a unique, relatable, and personal understanding to family law at Michael and Russell, PLLC. Ashley-Nicole has an extensive background in legal practice throughout North Carolina. Her first law firm, AN|R Law, was the first collaborative law practice in Greenville, North Carolina with additional offices in Raleigh and Beaufort. In addition to Michael & Russell, she also co-founded McLawhorn & Russell, PLLC based in Raleigh. Ashley-Nicole is known globally as an expert in divorce culture, conflict resolution, and shared parenting. Her groundbreaking work has been featured in Forbes, The Washington Post, and ABC, NBC, and CBS news affiliates. She is the author of The Cure for Divorce Culture and the host of the Divorce, Healthy! podcast. In addition, Ashley-Nicole is an advisor for co-parenting app Fayr, a founding member of the North Carolina Collaborative Attorney Network (NC-CAN), and a member of the national board of directors for the National Parents Organization.

February 23, 2024
Fri 9:00 AM EST

Duration 8H 0M

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