About The Organization

New Hampshire Collaborative Law Alliance (NHCLA) is a New Hampshire voluntary corporation, tax exempt under IRC 501(c) 6, which is governed by a board of directors. NHCLA was formed by a handful of members of the New Hampshire Bar who had too often seen the damage done to families embroiled in the litigation process, and who rejoiced to learn of an alternative originated by Stu Webb in Minnesota.

Our Growth

In the last decade, we have trained over 100 lawyers and other professionals to resolve disputes collaboratively. In 2010, we expanded to include mental health professionals and financial planners in our membership. Representatives from almost all of the largest law firms in NH are among our members. NHCLA is a member organization of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and is proud to be a part of furthering that organization’s goal, Resolving Disputes Respectfully.

Our Officers & Board Members

Katherine Morneau

co-chair

NHCLA member since: 2011

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Member
  • Attended the IACP conference in Chicago in 2012
  • Nashua Practice Group Member – CLANH Marketing Committee Past Co-Chair
  • CLANH Blog and Newsletter
  • CLANH Board Member Co-Chair Kate is an attorney who puts collaborative law at the forefront of her family law practice. Her law firm is based in Nashua and she handles cases throughout the State.

Professional Type: Attorney

Location: Nashua

Valerie Raudonis

co-chair

NHCLA member since: 2001

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Member
  • Nashua Practice Group Member
  • CLANH Board Member
  • CLANH Membership Committee
Professional Type: Attorney
 Location: Nashua

Ann Conway

SECRETARY

Ann is a social worker with 41 years of experience working for agencies, a HMO and in private practice. She has experience in working with adults and adolescents, couples and trauma work. She is focused now on Collaborative Divorce and is an avid supporter of the collaborative process to assist divorcing couples with this very stressful experience. Member of Nashua Practice Group. Attended IACP Forums 2-day trainings 2016 and 2017.

    Professional Type: Mental Health 
    Location: Nashua

Mike Bonacorsi

TREASURER

Mike Bonacorsi is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ in Amherst NH. A member of the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire since 2013, active in the Nashua Practice Group and Member Ed Committee. He has served as a Board member since 2015.

    Professional Type: Financial
    Location: Amherst

Tracey Cote

BOARD MEMBER

 

    Professional Type: Attorney
    Location: Concord

Kristina George

BOARD MEMBER

Kristina George is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ in Windham,  NH. She has also completed the NH Mediator Training.  Kristina has been a member of the NH Collaborative Law Alliance since 2012. She is on the Public Education Committee, and Chairs the Protocols Committee.

   
 Professional Type: Financial
 Location: Windham

Anthony Muir

board member

NHCLA member since: 2015
Anthony graduated from Merrimack College in 2012 with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy as well as a minor in Economics. Anthony graduated from UNH School of Law in 2015. While at UNH, Anthony had the privilege of participating in the prestigious Daniel Webster Scholars Honor Program. He also served as an officer on UNH Law Review.
Anthony is admitted to practice law in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, as well as the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire. Anthony’s primary practice areas are Family Law and Education Law.

    Professional Type: Attorney 
    Location: Salem

Anne Parsons

Board Member

Chair, Member Education Committee
Secretary for CLANH Board of Directors 
Member of the Membership Committee

    Professional Type: Mental Health
    Location: Nashua
 

Caren Rifkin

BOARD MEMBER

Caren Rifkin is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified biofeedback therapist, with over 35 years of clinical experience working with individuals, groups, couples, children and families in diverse settings such as private practice, hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, corporations and mental health centers. A career provider of integrative mental health counseling, Caren was trained in 2014 in collaborative law practice and mediation. She is committed to helping individuals and families work together to manage the challenges of divorce. She is a member of the Nashua Practice Group and NHCLA public education committee.

Professional Type: Mental Health

Location: Bedford

Cynthia Weston

Board Member

I am a New Hampshire native, working in Londonderry for my entire professional career. As a member of the NH bar since 1982, I have dedicated my practice to family law. As a member of NHCLA since 2010, I have been pleased to be involved with over a dozen collaborative cases, and hope to focus my practice in that direction.

    Professional Type: Attorney
    Location: Londonderry