Common Questions About Collaborative Practice
CP Cal Committees
The committees and tasks forces in
California have been working hard to provide benefits for the Collaborative
groups in California. This means countless hours of phone conferences and
meetings to meet ambitious goals for educating practitioners and promoting
Collaborative Practice statewide. All members of CP Cal practice groups are
welcome and encouraged to join our committees.
At the 2013 Board Retreat,
the committee structure was reorganized into five groups, Member Group
Support, Celebration, Special Initiatives, Public Education, and Revenue
and Fundraising. In April 2014, a new group, Trusts & Estates/Civil, was added. All subcommittees and task forces fall under
the umbrella of one the six standing committees, as outlined below.
Member Group Support
John Denny and Hal Bartholomew, Co-chairs
Shares Collaborative Practice information, education and training opportunities with member groups and works to promote and maintain high standards of Collaborative Practice in California.
– ____________, Chair/Editor.
out to our member groups and their individual members, through periodic
electronic newsletters, to keep them informed of activities of our board and
delegates, and events throughout the state.
– Steve Rutlen and Hal Bartholomew, Co-chairs. Members:
and develops practice management tools for member groups and Collaborative
- Delegate Relations –
North: Jay Bray, Chair. Members: Michael Tonjum, Susan Campbell,
Kathryn Amenta, Kathleen Faulkner. South: John Denny, Chair. Members:
the board’s relationships with the delegates, enlistment of practitioners to
committees, task forces, and delegate/leadership positions, and supporting
intergroup projects and trainings for the practice groups throughout
- Practice Excellence
– Amy Rodney and Ann Buscho, Co-chairs. Members:
practice groups to learn about similarities and differences in group structures,
leadership positions, committees, group trainings, and group projects. In 2013, this may include exploration of work
being done to streamline Collaborative Practice for efficiency, providing collaborative
practice services to modest means clients, and creation of an ethics hot line.
Lisa Zonder/Dawn Strachan and Lisa Murray/Amy Paul, Co-chairs
Oversees and directs the production of the annual statewide
Suzan Barrie Aiken, Chair
- Legislation –
Fred Glassman and David Fink, Co-chairs. Members:
Navigates through the legislative process and community to educate the
appropriate interests on the advisability of and support for the Uniform
Collaborative Law Rules/Act.
- Domestic Violence – Kathleen O`Connor and David Fink, Co-chairs.
Reaches out and educates the community and professions
involved in Domestic Violence about Collaborative Practice.
– Fred Glassman and Jay Bray, Co-chairs. Members: Bart Carey, Caryn Espo, Gloria Flores-Cerul, Christine Kerian, Tara
McGuinness, Julie Milligan, Janae Monroe, Lissa Rapoport, Jena Stara, Ellyn
Stein, James Walton
Addresses, informs and educates member groups regarding diversity, including: identifying the scope of
diversity; engaging in efforts to recruit diverse allied professionals to
participate in Collaborative Practice; developing and circulating information
on diversity to member groups and their individuals; and increasing diversity awareness
not only within member groups but throughout the California community.
Trusts & Estates/Civil
Natalie Leininger and Doug Rosner, Co-chairs
Promotes education for both professionals and the public on Collaborative Practice for Trusts, Estates, and Civil disputes. Professional education/training and outreach to practice groups to expand the practice groups to include Trusts & Estates and Civil practitioners. Public education outreach through workshops (similar to Divorce Options) and other public education initiatives that may be identified in the future.
George Richardson, Stephanie Maloney and Shawn Weber, Co-chairs
disseminates materials for the education of the public and professionals about
CP Cal and Collaborative Practice through various modes (including, without
limitation, print and electronic media, direct presentations and other
methods), and conducts other activities related to the promotion of CP Cal,
its member groups and their interests.
- NorCal PEC, Jay Bray, Liaison
- SoCal PEC, Kevin
Chroman and Warren Sacks, Co-chairs.
- Public Communications
- Website and Social
Media - Shawn Weber and Jason Crowley,
Promotes CP Cal and
educates its members and the public through an upgraded website and social
Media Task Force - As marketing arm of the committee, reacts quickly to ideas and posts to create “buzz” about Collaborative Practice.
- Divorce Options - George
Richardson and Kathleen O`Connor, Co-Chairs. Members: Ann Buscho, Patrice Courteau, Theresa Heyes, Stephanie Maloney, John McDaniel, Steven Rutlen, Deborah
Jo Sandler, Charlie Spiegel.
and modifies the Divorce Options presentation and brochure for the use of
the member groups in their effort to educate the public about their
Professional Outreach - Vi Ballard and Renee Marcelle, Co-Chairs.
Hughes, Mary Ann Aronsohn, Mark Baer, Jerry Cohen, Sid
Tarpinian, Diane Morin, Randy Cheek, Jan Dudman, Leslee Newman, Jann
Glasser, Laurel Amaya, Ron Supancic, Douglas J. Wolf.
and enlists professionals into the Collaborative Practice community, and
provides them with education and skills to assist with the team
- Mental Health
Revenue and Fundraising
Dawn Strachan and Steve Rutlen, Co-chairs
Ensures that CP Cal has the financial resources to
accomplish its mission.
- Fund Raising
– Dawn Strachan and Steve Rutlen, Co-chairs. Members: Suzan Barrie Aiken, Warren Sacks
fund raising ideas to reach out to Collaborative professionals and other donors
to generate funds for CP Cal to be used in its general fund, which includes
public education, educating Collaborative professionals and working with
legislation to promote Collaborative Practice.
- Revenue Alternatives - David Fink and ____________, Co-chairs.
Members: Suzan Barrie Aiken, Warren Sacks
Explores ways of developing and enhancing the revenue
stream of CP Cal in order to have funds for CP Cal services for member
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