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 California practice groups are welcome and
encouraged to join our committees.
At the 2012 Board Retreat, the committee
structure was consolidated into three groups, Member Group Support, Public Education, and Revenue and Fundraising.
All subcommittees and task forces fall under the umbrella of one the three
standing committees, as follows:
Member Group Support –
Peg Anderson 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
Newsletter – Peg Anderson,
Chair/Editor. Reaches 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.
- Toolbox – Steve Rutlen, Chair.
Designs and develops practice management tools for member groups and Collaborative
- Delegate Relations – Peg Anderson, Chair. Nurtures 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 – Julia Brungess, Chair Surveys 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.
- Celebration – Dawn Strachan and
Natalie Leininger, Co-chairs. Oversees and directs the production of
the annual statewide conference.
- Insurance (Liability) – Fred Glassman, Chair. Establishes protocols for
insuring CP Cal events and Divorce Options throughout the State.
- Legislation – Fred Glassman, Chair. CP Cal approves the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA)
promulgated in July 2009 by the Uniform Law Commission (formerly known as
the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws [NCCUSL]),
and urges adoption of the Act by California and all other states in the
U.S. This committee’s goal is to navigate 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 Julia Brungess, Co-chairs. Reaches
out and educates the community and professions involved in Domestic
Violence about Collaborative Practice.
Diversity – Fred Glassman, Chair.
Public Education –
Randy Cheek and Stephanie Maloney, Co-chairs. To develop and
disseminate 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 to conduct other activities related to the promotion of CP Cal,
its member groups and their interests.
Statewide PEC Coordination
- NorCal PEC, Randy Cheek, Liaison
- SoCal PEC, Kathleen O`Connor, Liaison
- TAPL Campaign, Randy Cheek, Chair
and Social Media - Shawn Weber and Jason Crowley, Co-Chairs. Promotes CP Cal and educates its
members and the public through an upgraded website and social media
- Social Media Task Force - Marketing arm of the committee to be a tool to react quickly to ideas and posts to create "buzz" about collaborative.
Options - George Richardson and Kathleen O`Connor,
Co-Chairs. Revises and modifies the Divorce Options presentation
and brochure for the use of the member groups in their effort to educate
the public about their divorce choices.
- Professional Outreach - David Kuroda, Chair. Introduces and enlists
professionals into the Collaborative Practice community, and provides them
with education and skills for assisting with the team process.
Fundraising – Suzan Barrie Aiken and Warren Sacks,
Co-chairs. To ensure that CP Cal has the financial resources to accomplish
- Fundraising – Suzan Barrie Aiken and Warren Sacks, Co-chairs. Develops
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 - Suzan Barrie Aiken and Warren Sacks, Co-chairs. Explores
ways of developing and enhancing the revenue stream of CP Cal in
order to have funds for CP Cal services for member groups.
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