Collaborative Law Training

Upcoming Trainings

ADVANCED TRAINING – Brain Science: Tips for Stress and Conflict Management Presented by Ozgur Akbas, LMFT

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Audubon Society (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH)

A  3 hour presentation by CLANH member Ozgur Akbas designed to help practitioners deepen their understanding of how they and their clients react to stress and to develop effective interpersonal and intrapersonal stress and conflict management skills. Topics to be covered include neuropsychology 101, the brain under stress, increasing your emotional intelligence, and the practice of mindfulness. Various experiential activities will be presented and time for practice and discussion will be provided. The training will run from 9:00 am – 12:15 pm, with the CLANH Annual Meeting  (for current members) to follow from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Dress comfortably and enjoy the beautiful Audubon Society!
Continuing Education Credits
CLANH members will receive 3 credit hours, which will go toward fulfilling the biannual continuing education requirement for CLANH members. CE credit (3 Mediator Skills) has also been approved by the NH Family Mediator Certification Board.

-For CLANH members, this event including lunch is free!
-For Family Mediators, tuition for the training is $90. If the Family Mediators wish to stay for lunch to network with other professionals, there will be an additional charge of $10 for lunch.

To register for this presentation, complete the Registration form and return it with your check to Joanne LaGree, CLANH Administrator, at P.O. Box 803, Londonderry, NH 03053. If you have any questions, please contact Joanne LaGree at


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Past Trainings




June 2 & 3, 2017, Concord, NH

The Collaborative Law Alliance presents our first Introductory Collaborative Divorce Interdisciplinary Training presented by our members: Attorney Jane Schirch, Attorney Cathy McKay, Mental Health professional Karen Kenny and Financial Professional Jill Boynton. These professionals have many years of experience handling interdisciplinary collaborative divorce cases and will be sharing the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired with you.

Collaborative Divorce is an out of court process that provides divorcing parties with a collaborative team to help them come up with a divorce agreement that meets their goals and interests. The Collaborative team is comprised of an attorney for each party, one neutral mental health professional, and one neutral financial professional.  Over the course of this two-day training, attendees will learn how the collaborative team works from the very start of a case to its successful resolution.

Participation will provide the prerequisite interdisciplinary training for lawyers, financial professionals and mental health professionals to become collaborative team members and join the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire.  Those with prior training will also derive significant benefit, reinforcing and enhancing your collaborative divorce skills. 

*This program is cosponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and CLANH. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. These credits are also accepted by the State Board of Mental Health Practice for all New Hampshire licensees. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

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A special thanks to the following corporate sponsors:   

Shanelaris & Schirch, PLLC (



May 5, 2016: Collaborative Rescue Squad: Strengthening the Interdisciplinary Team for Emergency Interventions (Advanced Training)

Presented by the team from Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Training Consortium, this advanced course is for those who want to improve their Collaborative practice. This is a great opportunity to attend an advanced training with nationally recognized IACP trainers!


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A special thanks to the following Silver Level corporate sponsors:


















*Our basic training, originally scheduled for May 6 & 7, has been cancelled.