Announcing the 2018 Edition of Building Blocks
June 14 & 15, 2018
The Graduate Studies Center at Carroll University  Waukesha, WI

CFLCW debuted its acclaimed interdisciplinary basic training “The Building Blocks of Collaborative Family Law” in 2004. Since then, the training content has been consistently updated with new material and concepts. In 2016, new material focusing upon interest-based negotiations was included, along with the creation of the Collaborative Academy – a dynamic new extension of your initial training that continues throughout your first year of Collaborative practice.

This year, all NEW members of CFLCW are able to the attend the 2018 CFLCW Annual Meeting on November 1, 2018 at no cost. The “first year” Annual Meeting registration fee is now included in the new member Initiation Fee.

The 2018 edition will include new material, new trainers, as well as all new video and instructive media. The  revised and updated curriculum, includes

  • the facilitative model for the client team;
  • appropriate models – and circumstances – for the use of neutrals;
  • live training demos taken from real world cases;
  • practical client/team exercises that help you practice collaboratively;
  • ways to handle team and client stress points and challenges; and
  • how different approaches to client teams make the process work for their situation.

Visit the 2018 Building Blocks page for more information.


The 4th Annual Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin Golf Outing

United FORE Youth
July 19, 2018 – Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, WI

Collaborative Learning: Selling the Business Within the Family

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM CDT
Summit Place - 1st Floor Conference Room
6737 W. Washington Street
West Allis, WI 53214

Questions? - contact Event Host & CFLCW Affiliate Member Michael Smith
Register Here


Collaborative learning is where a problem is presented and you and your peers jointly develop solutions. Not only are you hearing ideas and solutions, you’re sharing them. You’ll work with attorneys, CPAs, Financial Planners, Insurance and Risk Management experts and perhaps talented experts you never considered.

Upon your registration for this free to members event, you’ll be given a case study on selling the business within the family. You’ll be randomly assigned a table and collaboratively your table will discuss concerns and develop solutions.  We'll share the findings and then wrap it up with an expert or two.

We'll get started at 2:30 pm and allow half an hour for networking and the case study will begin at 3 pm.  Everything will wrap up by 4:30 pm.

FPA WI, NAIFA,  SFSP and CFLCW will host different Collaborative Learning events with varying topic throughout the year. All topics require multiple disciplines and incredible networking opportunities. Registration is FREE for members of FPA WI, NAIFA, SFSP or CFLCW!


The Opioid Crisis in Wisconsin: Challenges for Families and Family Courts

Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
May 3 and May 4, 2018
Speakers include:
Dr. Kenneth Robinson
Dr. Jim Harris
Judge Mary Triggiano
Judge Thomas Walsh

Download the Conference brochure here.