Collaborative Law: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

by Lawrence Maxwell, Jr. & Sherrie Abney.

Texas adopted its collaborative law statute in 2001. Sixteen other jurisdictions have adopted a collaborative law statute as well. Despite this gain in traction, collaborative law remains a mystery for many attorneys and mediators alike. Lawrence Maxwell and Sherrie Abney lay out the relevant history of the collaborative law movement, and its importance to mediators, beyond those in the family law sphere.

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