Membership in the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. (CFLCW) provides family law attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors with the resources, training and support to develop and grow a collaborative practice. The Collaborative Process involves several professional disciplines with different degrees of intensity of service and subject matter expertise. Our membership recognizes the unique and valuable contributions of every member regardless of category and seeks to include all who share our commitment to the process.
Collaborative Practitioner Membership is for those legal, mental health and financial services professionals who will be directly involved in the Collaborative Team upon which the process is based. Therefore, maintaining a distinctive level of training, professional standing and ongoing development is critical given this direct client interface. The requirements for Practitioner Membership are:
- Attend the Building Blocks of Collaborative Practice or an equivalent approved collaborative family law training and participate in the 5 Collaborative Academy continuing education sessions held in your first year. The 2023 edition of Building Blocks is scheduled for August 16 &* 17, 2023. More Info Here.
- Maintain any required professional license to practice in Wisconsin and be in good standing within your profession (attorneys must be in good standing with the State Bar of Wisconsin);
- Adhere to the principles and guidelines of collaborative family law as prescribed by the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin; and
- Maintain professional liability insurance coverage as required by your license or professional organization.
In 2023, the CFLCW Board of Directors adopted the CFLCW Ethics & Standards of Practice which outlines the expectations of members and the academic and licensure requirements for Practitioners. You are urged to review those standards at this link before submitting your application.
PRACTITIONER MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION