12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Angie Russo’s office, Lake Oswego OR
Openings on the Board and working committees are available. Check the descriptions below and contact any Officer or Board Member, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee is tasked with putting on our annual OACP May Training (tba May 2020). Volunteers will help select the speaker(s), plan the conference, create marketing materials, work with potential vendors and sponsors, and host the speakers while they are in town. Seeking both committee members and a non-Board Member Chair. Please contact Angie Russo to sign up or learn more.
This committee puts on our monthly educational meetings on topics relevant to collaborative practitioners, bringing in speakers from our local collaborative community and beyond. Beginning in August of 2018, these meetings are available to members across the state in streaming webinar format. Interested in helping? Contact Lee Hamilton.
Needs chair (Angie Russo is Board liaison). What good is all that collaborative training if you don’t have any collaborative cases? The OACP Public Awareness committee is tasked with educating the public about the collaborative process through education, outreach, and marketing. The committee is currently focused on developing OACP’s Divorce Options
Workshop Program, which will provide OACP members opportunities to market their skills directly to potential clients, via educational presentations. Contact Angie Russo to sign up.
This committee is dedicated to bringing the benefits of OACP membership to practitioners outside of the Portland Metro area. The committee is looking for volunteers and feedback from practitioners from around the state on what the OACP can do to better support their “non-Portland” collaborative communities.
(includes Officers listed above)
Member Support – Programming: Bill Fussell, Lee Hamilton, Jim O’Connor, Gail Nicholson, MA
Member Support – Social: Patty Arjun, Lisa Gabardi, Ph.D., Gail Nicholson, MA
Public Awareness: Angie Russo, Gail Nicholson, MA
Statewide Outreach: Kate Hall, Randall Poff
Website: Forrest Collins, Randall Poff
Internal Structure: Tonya Alexander, Grahm Porozni, Jo Posey
UCLA/R: Angela Laidlaw, Mike Fearl, Myah Kehoe, Randall Poff, Jo Posey
2019 Annual Training, ad hoc: Tonya Alexander, Lee Hamilton, Angie Russo
2018 Annual Training, ad hoc: Nancy Retsinas, Angie Russo, Gail Nicholson, MA
Deciding to get a divorce can be complicated decision to come to, with so many divorce options it’s hard to decide which one is best for you and your family. For all of its benefits, Collaborative Law is not for every situation or every client. Here are some helpful hints to see if this option will work for your situation.
– Both parties understand that divorce isn’t easy but want make the transition as easy as possible
– Clients willingness to deal with difficult issues about the case head on rather than attorney deal with them.
– Cases where serious substance abuse or mental health issues can be challenging, however having a team that includes profession assistance to both parties to overcome the issues.
– Divorcing couples who cannot stand to be in the same with one another.
– Clients wants attorney to address all difficult issues so they don’t have to
– Cases where active domestic violence is present