Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training

Date(s) - 11/18/20 - 11/20/20
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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November 18, 19 and 20.
The training on the 18th and the 19th –12:30 p.m. CST until 6:00 p.m. and November 20th will be at 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. CST
Via Zoom Webinar System (A link will be emailed out to all registrants prior to the webinar)


Forrest “Woody” Mosten

Forrest “Woody” Mosten is a Collaborative Attorney (Certified Family Law Specialist) and mediator. After practicing law in Los Angeles since 1972, Woody now also serves clients in San Diego and Orange Counties. Woody focuses on matters involving substantial assets and high conflict, generally in an interdisciplinary team. He is a full- time peacemaker and never goes to court on any case. His practice is now 100% Online.
Woody is the author of six books: Collaborative Divorce Handbook (2009), Building a Successful Collaborative Practice (with Adam Cordover, 2018), Complete Guide to Mediation, 2nd Edition (with Elizabeth Potter Scully, 2015), Mediation Career Guide (2001), Unbundling Legal Services (2000), and Unbundled Legal Service: A Guide for Family Lawyers (with Elizabeth Potter Scully, 2017). In addition, he has authored numerous articles
In addition to his full-time practice, Woody is recognized worldwide as a Master Trainer of Collaborative Professionals and Mediators, teaches an IACP course to train Collaborative Trainers, and teaches the following courses at UCLA School of Law (Family Law: A Non-Litigation Approach; Lawyer as Peacemaker; Mediation; and the Lawyer-Client Relationship Woody is passionate about teaching and mentoring peacemakers worldwide and facilitates several ongoing Consultation and Study Groups and shall be launching an online Collaborative Study Group with Ron Ousky starting in February 2021.
Woody has received numerous awards including Peacemaker of the Year and President’s Award (Southern California Mediation Association), Conflict Prevention Award (Los Angeles County Bar), Lifetime Service Award (New York State Council of Divorce Mediation). Lifetime Mediation Achievement Award (Academy of Professional Family Mediators), Lawyer as Problem Solver Award (ABA) , the  ABA Lifetime Career Award for his contributions to unbundling, mediation, and collaborative law. In 2020, The Southern California Mediation Association established the Forrest (Woody) Mosten Star Award for Excellence and Innovation in Family Mediation.
Woody is the Chair of the International Client Consultation Competition (affiliated with the International Bar Association), which features teams of law students being assessed by a panel of interdisciplinary judges (
Helping families to collaboratively resolve conflict is Woody/s  lifework. Woody and his wife, Jody, live in La Jolla where they spend time with their family (two children, their spouses and three young grandchildren), play golf, are involved in their community and joyously host Collaborative Professionals and other friends from throughout the world.

Anne Lucas

Anne Lucas MA LMHC is a mediator, coach, therapist, teacher/trainer.  In her therapy practice she specializes in couple relationships – premarital, marital, divorce, remarriage and partnerships.  She is the owner and clinical director of The Evergreen Clinic – a group of 20 mental health professionals in Kirkland, Washington providing mental health services to the area for the last 26 years.  She works as a Divorce Coach in Collaborative Practice assisting couples in creating healthy divorce options and post-divorce relationships as well as a mediator helping resolve disputes with creative solutions. As a teacher/trainer, Anne is a co-founder of the Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group and has been training and speaking to attorneys, mental health and financial professionals in Collaborative Practice since 2009 locally, across the country and Canada.  She is a frequent presenter at the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals annual Forums and along with Nancy Cameron, developed and taught the IACP Leadership Academy in 2013.  She has been an adjunct faculty member of Saybrook University, the Seattle campus, since 2010. Anne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is a past President of both King County Collaborative Law and Collaborative Professionals of Washington.

Cathleen Collinsworth, CDFA

Cathleen Collinsworth is a CDFA®, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and a MAFF®, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics who has been practicing as a sole practitioner in Irvine since 2000. She has been retained as a forensic accountant and expert witness to provide services in the area of family law for 20+ years. As a member of Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County since 2007 she has provided services as a Neutral Financial Specialist and team facilitator. Cathleen has served on the Board of Directors of CDSOC and served as the President for 2016-2017. She has extensive training in mediation and the interdisciplinary team model of collaborative practice and frequently mentors collaborative practitioners. She has authored articles, presented seminars, been a guest speaker and has prepared instructional videos in the field of finances and family law during the last 20 years. She served on CDEI’s Leadership and Training team and is a frequent trainer at the annual conferences of CP Cal, IACP, AFCC and other professional conferences throughout California. In 2015 Collaborative Practice California (CP Cal) awarded Cathleen the Eureka Award, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions and demonstrated an abiding dedication to establishing and sustaining Collaborative Practice in California.  Currently Cathleen serves on the CDSOC Board of Directors Speaker Bureau Chairperson – Divorce Options, CDSOC Delegate to CP Cal, CP Cal Board of Directors Member, Divorce Options Liaison and CP Cal PEC Committee Volunteer and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).A detailed list of her training can be found at  For additional information, please visit her website at

14.0 CLE Credits (ND)
The cost will be $250 for members of the North Dakota Collaborative Divorce Group and $300 for non-members.
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