Spring 2022 Collaborative Law Programs


LESA is pleased to announce spring dates for two of our collaborative law programs. These courses are recognized by the collaborative law associations in Alberta and are necessary to become a collaborative professional. See below for program details and dates. Register early to save your spot (space is limited).

Basic Collaborative Law

Dates: April 6-8, 2022
Price: $945 + GST | This program has limited enrollment. 
Venue: LESA’s Program Space | Suite 1401, 10088-102 Avenue


Wendy M. Phillips-Berard, Good Law LLP
Susan L. Zwaenepoel QC

Learn methods for dispute resolution that encourage mutual respect, allow for open communication, utilize a problem-solving approach, as well as identify and address the interests and concerns of all parties, including children.

Topics include:

  • Overview of the collaborative method
  • Making the paradigm shift
  • Understanding and explaining the participation agreement
  • Helping clients commit to the process
  • Working with clients to establish goals and identify interests
  • Strategies for effective 4-way meetings
  • Introduction to collaborating in an interdisciplinary model

Registration is now open.

Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts

Dates: May 16 – 20, 2022
Price: $2,045 + GST | This program has limited enrollment. 
Venue: Best Western Village Park Inn | 1804 Crowchild Trail NW


Rhoda Dobler QCWK Family Lawyers LLP
Dr. Larry Fong, Fong Ailon Psychologists 

Mediation is increasingly important in the practice of family law. Receive 40 hours of intensive, hands-on skills training in this in-depth, 5-day program.

Topics include:

  • 5-stage mediation model
  • Techniques of developing relationships in mediation
  • Positional negotiation vs. interest based negotiation
  • 5 basic negotiating principles
  • Screening
  • Intake interviews
  • Mediation/arbitration agreements
  • Calculating child support
  • Spousal support – advisory guidelines

Registration is now open.

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