The essential nature of a collaborative practice group for successful collaborative lawyers

Collins, Pauline and Scott, Marilyn (2017) The essential nature of a collaborative practice group for successful collaborative lawyers. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 28 (1). pp. 12-18. ISSN 1441-7847


The important need for a strong collaborative practice group in order for collaborative practitioners to operate successfully is often not fully acknowledged. A research project undertaken to examine the delivery of Collaborative Practice (CP) services in family law by the authors identified the various roles for collaborative practice groups and the support they offer practitioners. The research took an exploratory approach, investigating the experiences of private CP service providers in a major regional city in South West Queensland and in metropolitan Sydney NSW. The research found that the role of the practice group was an essential aspect for maintaining and developing the professional learning community that is integral to a thriving community of Collaborative practitioners.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 02:22
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 01:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborative law; metropolitan; regional; practice group
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180102 Access to Justice
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940406 Legal Processes

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