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ariette provides Collaborative Law and Mediation training. She is a member of the IACP training faculty, and has presented Collaborative Law training in New York State, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Canada and South Africa, and online for the IACP. She has provided basic collaborative training, and has trained collaborative lawyers and mediators on a range of topics, including LGBTQ+ legal issues and cultural competence, and grief and divorce.

Mariette has provided continuing legal education for the New York State Bar Association, the Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association and the Tompkins County Bar Association on family law and estate planning for LGBTQ+ clients.

Mariette is a frequent public speaker at community events and workshops on a range of topics, including LGBTQ+ legal developments, collaborative law, mediation, non-violent communication, and grief and bereavement.

Upcoming Training Events

Introductory Collaborative Law Training

  • When: Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, 2024 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Where: Ithaca, NY (Exact location TBD)

Collaborative Family Law as an Alternative – Collaborative Law is the practice and art of settling cases with legal counsel, but without court intervention at any stage. All negotiations take place in conferences between the parties, their attorneys and allied professionals. Each client has built-in legal advice and advocacy during negotiations and each attorney is committed to guiding the clients toward reasonable resolutions. The attorneys cannot go to court or threaten to go to court. Settlement is the only agenda and all involved rely upon an atmosphere of cooperation and professionalism.

This two-day intensive introductory training is designed for attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals who are interested in assisting clients in the collaborative law model, and includes a complete introduction to Collaborative Law theory, practice, and skills development as well as ethics and marketing considerations.

Are you interested in training?